• Welcome toCumnor Nursery

    Welcome to
    Cumnor Nursery


We are the only independent school in Sussex offering truly flexible childcare from 7am to 7pm, 50 weeks of the year, for children aged 2 to 4, and offering up to 30 hours EYEE.

Set in 60 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside, our award-winning Nursery is a truly wonderful, bespoke space for young children to explore, investigate, create and discover through play. The Nursery is a caring, friendly and nurturing environment where children are encouraged to make the most of the joys of living and learning. Made up of three classes, Butterflies (pre-school cohort), Caterpillars (age 2-3), and Bees (age 2) we support children to be happy and confident, eager to explore, with independent and enquiring minds. In January 2021 Cumnor Nursery opened its new extensions, ‘The Hive’, with a new, dedicated sleep and sensory room, extended outdoor space, a huge climb-in sandpit, additional changing facilities and resources specifically for our 2-year olds. Cumnor Nursery is an unrivalled space for children to explore, develop and grow. 

At Cumnor we understand and celebrate the unique qualities in every child and want to ensure Nursery is an enjoyable and positive experience for all of the children in our care. Our unrivalled Nursery staff are highly-trained, passionate and experienced, providing the highest standards of care and education in a welcoming, homely atmosphere. With full access to the school’s facilities including swimming pool, music barn and theatre, every day is a brand new opportunity to ‘Aim High, Be Kind and Dare to be Different’.

We are thrilled to have been awarded the daynurseries.co.uk Top 20 Nurseries South East Award in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. You can read our glowing parent reviews on daynurseries.co.uk and hear more about what makes our Nursery so special from Mrs Freeman, our Head of Pre-Prep.

“We are beyond proud of the staff, the children and everything on offer at this Nursery! Come and visit us soon so we can show you the jewel in the Cumnor crown!” 

Nothing can compare to visiting our beautiful Nursery in person and we have lots of exciting developments to show you. We would be delighted to welcome you at one of our Open Mornings or on a private visit with one of our Joint Heads of Nursery, Emily Tier and Louise Hackett.

Direct Nursery Telephone Number: 01825 729982

Emily Tier & Louise Hacket

Joint Heads of Nursery

Emily Tier & Louise Hacket, Joint Heads of Nursery

Top 20 award

A magical environment
for our child to flourish.

Current Parent