Welcome to our Nursery

First steps that go further

Open-ended learning in the classroom. Open-air learning outside in our grounds. Opening young minds to new possibilities.

Play becomes learning in our fun and supportive nursery classes. By exploring the power of kindness and empathy, your child can enjoy a warm and nurturing environment. One day they could be making music and baking a snack in the classroom, the next they could be enjoying forest school in our extensive grounds, learning to try new things without fear of failure.

We love to encourage lasting friendships and a sense of community. And with climbing equipment, waterplay, sandplay, role-play areas and a mud kitchen, every Nursery child has the time and space to make friends and feel part of the Terrington Hall community.


Opening hearts and minds

Our staff work hard to help your child become confident and independent through talk, games and new experiences. They’ll explore ideas like integrity, honesty and taking calculated risks, and build their curiosity and courage by learning outside the classroom at every opportunity.
Whether they’re inside or out, they’ll expand their mind and horizons through a modern programme covering the seven areas of learning and development:

  • Personal, social and emotional development.
  • Communication and language.
  • Physical development.
  • Literacy.
  • Mathematics.
  • Understanding the world.
  • Expressive arts and design.

Regular updates via our shared Tapestry platform

We use Tapestry Learning Journals to record special moments of children’s time in school, keeping parents fully involved in partnership as their children grow and building up a treasured memoir that they can take with them.
Parents log on with a secure username and password to view snapshots of the Nursery and Pre-Prep day in observations and photographs. We also invite parents to add their own observations.

Building self-confidence and empathy at our private school

At Terrington Hall, each child is guided to develop self-confidence, empathy, courage and an understanding of their responsibilities to each other and the world. We also help them learn to lead, think critically, grab opportunities and enjoy learning throughout their lives. This is the Terrington Promise.

Thank you for making our son’s time at Nursery so full of fun and imagination. After his move from London you made him feel so welcome and he settled so well.