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Welcome to Dorking Nursery School and Children’s Centre!
Consistently rated ʻOutstandingʼ we are the only maintained nursery school in Dorking for children aged 2-5 years and have been at the heart of the Dorking community since 1939. Our Childrenʼs Centre is an invaluable resource for local families from birth onwards. We offer support and advice as well as activities and courses.
We embrace every child's individual needs and our diversity makes us unique. All our children benefit from exceptional, specially trained teachers and supportive experienced early years staff.
Our focus on education and learning creates an environment where every child and family can achieve their potential. We help every child to flourish and blossom giving them the best start in life.
Dorking is fortunate to have of Surrey's four maintained nursery schools in the heart of the town. As a early education provider, it differs from the rest of the sector as it is legally constituted as a school, benefitting from a Headteacher who is a qualified teacher and early years specialist, a governing body, delegated budget and other members of staff who are qualified teachers and early years practitioners.
Read our September 2016 inspection findings to find out more or explore our website. Alternatively, we welcome visitors, please contact us to arrange a visit.
In September 2018, we entered into a new and exciting partnership with Chertsey Nursery School and Children's Centre, providing leadership and governance support. To find out more about how we work with Chertsey, click here.
Quite simply, we are Dorking.
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.
Paper copies of any documents on the website can be obtained by contacting the office.
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The Dorking Nursery caters for children aged 2 to 5
Monday to Friday
8:45am - 11:45am
11:45am - 12:30pm
12:30pm - 3:30pm(
8:45am - 1:45pm(
We provide high quality services and activities for parents, carers and children.
Courses for Parents and Carers
Early Years Training
We offer a range of high quality courses for early years' professionals
Talking and Listening in the Early Years: The role of the adult as an effective communication partner27th March 2019
13th May 2019
15th May 2019