Cumnor House School

Cumnor House School


Cumnor House Kindergarten & Pre-Schools awarded Early Years Quality Mark. This national accreditation is awarded to early years providers of any size within the maintained, private, voluntary and independent sector which meet the Quality Mark Standard. Schools can gain a similar Primary or Secondary Quality Mark for their work in English and mathematics

Has your child just turned two? Secure your child’s place today. Contact our admissions team.

Cumnor House has two Nursery sites across Surrey; our Year round open 51 weeks a year Nursery in South Croydon, 7.30am – 6pm, and our Term time Nursery in Purley, 8am – 3pm.

The combination of an experienced team of specialist nursery staff and the excellent facilities at Cumnor House Nursery provide the perfect environment for our young pupils to learn and grow. At Cumnor House Nursery, each child is given one-to-one teaching and is treated as an individual in order to make excellent progress with their learning and all round development. Each nursery has age appropriate rooms with numerous learning through play activity stations, an onsite kitchen with own cook who endeavour to meet each individual child’s need and outdoor learning areas. The children enjoy a home from home environment in which to develop and learn.

We provide an educational journey for children that starts at Cumnor House Nursery, continues through to Reception and Lower School, before concluding in the Upper School – with each stage structured for continued growth and preparation for secondary school. All children who attend our Nursery are automatically transferred to our Reception classes  to continue their learning.

Our pupils continue to achieve great results and none more so in the Early Years assessments with,

  • 94% of Reception children achieved Good Level Development (GLD) by the end of the year – performing well above the national average of 71.5%.

At Cumnor House, we offer a minimum of 3 full days at each of our nurseries, with the expectation that this will rise to 5 full days in the summer term before the children transfer to Reception. Further details on our fees and how to apply can be found here

Visiting Cumnor House Nursery – For more information about the Nursery at Cumnor House, you can request a prospectus today, or book a visit to your desired Nursery site.

Our South Croydon Nursery is located on Pampisford Road, over looking 10 acres of Cumnor Sports Ground – a quiet gem in a busy city.

Our Purley Nursery is located on the Woodcote Lane, 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. As residents of the Webb Estate, we ask that all parents, pupils and visitors adhere to the following rules when visiting. Please click here for details. 

Kindergarten & Pre-School Welcome

Nursery is often a child’s first significant experience of the world outside their home where they meet new adults, begin to make friends and are exposed to a multitude of new play experiences. Our team of highly experienced and qualified staff are experts in supporting pre-school children. Together with you, we ensure that your child’s first educational experience is calm, well planned and great fun! Read on to learn more.

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Kindergarten & Pre-School Curriculum

We offer a caring and warm environment that supports young learners to flourish. We introduce learning and challenge through child-initiated and adult-led play to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage. Each child receives individual teaching time from their key worker and benefits from the expertise of subject specialists too. Click to learn more.

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Kindergarten & Pre-School Facilities

Huge investment in our Pampisford Road nursery site during summer 2017 has seen the facilities transformed. The pavilion was completely rebuilt whilst the bungalow has been fully refurbished and both are newly furnished. Investment in our sites and facilities is ongoing and is a very visible demonstration of our commitment to superb early years education in the borough.

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Kindergarten & Pre-School Nutrition

We are passionate about providing healthy, nutritious and interesting meals for your children at our nurseries because we know how essential good nutrition is for the development of strong bones, teeth, muscles and a generally healthy body and focused mind. We encourage children to be independent with their choices but always keep a close eye and offer encouragement to try new things when the need arises. Pre-school children are bursting with energy and so their need for nutrients is high. Our carefully designed menus reflect this and we make great use of seasonal produce.

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Nursery Staff List

Find out who’s who in the team of wonderfully caring and highly qualified staff at Cumnor House Nurseries, expertly led by the passionate Mrs Finch.

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Kindergarten & Pre-School News

There is always lots going on at Cumnor House Nursery in Purley and South Croydon and we love to share news with you at home. Read some of the recent highlights here.

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Kindergarten & Pre-School Photo Gallery

Caught on camera! Browse photos of some of the activities that take place at Cumnor House Nursery in Purley and South Croydon during a typical day.

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Parent & Toddler Group

Before your child is due to start at nursery, or to help you determine if Cumnor House is the right setting for your child, we invite you and your child to join us for one of our regular parent and toddler groups. The session includes outdoor play, weather permitting, and indoor activities such as puzzles, counting, threading and play dough, ending with music and song.

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