Why Rookwood Private Nursery?

Our independent nursery welcomes children aged from 2 to 4 years. We place a real emphasis on helping each child develop their academic, physical and social skills. In the Nursey as throughout the Lower School and Senior School, our experienced teachers and staff nurture, encourage and support all the children, ensuring they feel both happy and secure in our care.

Our Nursery was recently highly praised by the Independent School Inspectorate, ‘In the EYFS the quality of teaching is excellent. Through continuous observations, staff know the children extremely well and tailor activities to meet their individual needs and interests. The concise class sizes mean that all children get the specialist attention of a private school nursery. Our school and nursery teachers have high expectations and foster an ethos of joyful learning through their own enthusiasm and dedication.

Nursery Schedule

As a private day nursery, we offer wraparound supervision from 7.30 am until 5.45 pm. Breakfast for children arriving before 8.00 am, access to the universal 15-hour entitlement for all parents for any session and we also accept the enhanced 30-hour entitlement for eligible parents.

Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

We follow the Early Years curriculum and learning during the Foundation Stage which provides a great introduction to education. It is organised into three Prime and four Specific areas which provide the basis for planning the daily activities.

Prime areas:

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication and language
  • Physical development

Specific areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

Additionally, during our morning sessions, the children can benefit from extra activities such as French, dance and PE with specialist teachers.


We encourage the children to spend time outdoors and have a new purpose-built outdoor learning area that both Nursery and the Reception class share. The children also benefit from using the varied play areas including the pirate ship playground and also our extensive grounds.

Children are provided with a snack during the session (morning and/or afternoon). We encourage healthy eating and snacks are generally fruit, raisins, vegetables or breadsticks, sometimes sandwiches or crackers, accompanied by a drink of water or milk. We also offer healthy hot meals at lunchtime.

Nursery Fees & More Information

For information about our private Nursery fees, please follow take a look at our Fees page.

For more information or to arrange a visit to the Nursery please contact our Registrar on 01264 325910.