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Early Years

Dorking Nursery School (part of Dorking Nursery School and Children’s Centre)

We provide high quality nursery education and care for 2 - 5 year olds

Dorking Nursery School was founded in 1939 and has long been at the heart of family life in Dorking. It has always excelled in Early Years education, with consistently good Ofsted reports. Since September 2008 we have provided nursery provision for children from 2 years old. We are especially proud of our most recent Ofsted report, which rated both the 2-3s and the 3-5s nurseries as outstanding... "Happy and extremely well behaved children enjoy their time at school and achieve extremely well. Children attain the standards they are capable of in each area of learning because the staff have high expectations and know the children well." Ofsted 2010

The Early Years Foundation Stage is the statutory curriculum framework for children from birth to five years. Our nurseries adhere to these principles in their curriculums.

It has the following principles:

We know that in the nurseries the children learn best when: