Welcome to Dorking Nursery School and Children’s Centre.
Our Nursery was founded in 1939 and has been at the heart of the family life in Dorking since this time. Our provision grew in 2008 when our nursery for 2 year olds and Children’s Centre provided further activities and services from birth to five. We value the whole child and endeavour to work in partnership with families to empower each individual to reach their personal and learning potential.
We offer rich indoor and outdoor environments within which we encourage the children’s enjoyment of learning and their desire to investigate and question. We follow the principles and guidance of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), emphasising developing the children’s unique and individual potential as active learners. Our Nursery has been consistently rated as 'outstanding' by Ofsted. Read our September 2016 inspection findings.
Lots of information can be found here on our website, alternatively we welcome visitors to the Centre, please contact us to arrange a visit.
Donna Harwood-Duffy - Headteacher
Dorking Nursery School and Children's Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, families and carers, and expects all parents, carers, staff and users to share this commitment.
To view our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy, click here.
Monday to Friday
Courses for Parents and Carers
Early Years Training
Course Booking Form
I have been so lucky to have had all four of my children through Dorking Nursery School. There have been changes over those 11 years, but only for the best of the children. All my children are different characters and all have been looked after with such individual attention and detail, it has been amazing! Thank you all!”