Admissions Enquiries: 0208 660 3445

Nursery, Purley

Our wonderful term-time co-educational Kindergarten & Pre-School.

Cumnor Kindergarten & Pre-School at Purley is located on the tree lined, gated community of the Webb Estate, a residential conservation site in Purley. Originally farmland, this secluded and exclusive area has retained its atmosphere of tranquillity for over 100 years.

Open during term time to fit in with school hours, Purley provides a safe space for children aged 2-4 years to learn about themselves and the world around them. The site is shared with the Reception children, helping with their transition into Lower Years.

Using The Cumnor Way, our specialist Early Years teachers ensure that, from a young age, children take the necessary steps to develop values that will enable them to be their best selves.


Encouraging exploration and development.

It is well researched that an excellent start in Early Years will set children up with the skills they need to succeed.

Cumnor Kindergarten & Pre-School, Purley is situated in a wonderful open location that enables children to benefit from their own dedicated outdoor play area, specific eating area and nature garden.

Inside the classroom, children have access to a reading area, tablets, games and resources which aid mathematical, thinking and reasoning skills and a wide variety of creative resources.

Space that inspires curiosity, creativity and confidence.

Very good, steady staff who I have lots of confidence in. Lovely Enid Blyton-esque setting.

– Parent at Kindergarten & Pre-School, Purley

Healthy bodies are essential for a healthy mind.

Lunchtime is an important part of the school day at Cumnor House. It’s a great opportunity for the children to recharge their batteries and enjoy some social time with their friends – and a healthy and nutritious meal is a big part of that experience.

Thomas Franks (a leading provider of catering for independent schools) work with us to deliver tasty, freshly-prepared meals that have been developed by award-winning chefs.

Our lunch menu operates on a four week rolling programme and we cater for all dietary needs and provide a menu that offers halal and vegetarian options. Home-made bread and a varied salad bar are also available every day.


Complementing school hours.

Purley is open during term-time (to the same term schedule as Cumnor House Boys' School and Cumnor House School for Girls), between 8:00am and 3:00pm.

Children can attend any combination of days, although we ask that all children attend a minimum of 3 full days with the expectation that this will rise to 5 full days in the summer term before the children transfer to Reception.

Fees are charged per school term at Purley and there are 3 terms per year. We also offer the government backed 15 free hours nursery care per week.

For more information about our wonderful Kindergarten and Pre-Schools please contact our Admissions Team:

168 Pampisford Road
South Croydon

0208 660 3445

  • For more information about getting to and from school, please follow the link below:
1 Woodcote Lane

0208 660 3445
91 Pampisford Road
South Croydon

0208 660 3445
13 Woodcote Lane

0208 660 3445

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Cumnor House School

Enquiries :0208 660 3445