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Nursery School: General Info

We offer a rich indoor and outdoor environment within which we encourage the children’s enjoyment of learning and their desire to investigate and question, whilst ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of all children.  We follow the principles and guidance of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), emphasising developing the children’s unique and individual potential as active learners, and provide a broad, stimulating and balanced curriculum.  The children have free-flow access to a garden.  

For more information on the EYFS and the curriculum we offer, visit http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/eyfs-statutory-framework/

The teaching of British Values is an integral part of our ethos and values at Dorking Nursery School where all members of our community are respected, valued and given space to express themselves.   

There are 4 key threads that we promote to ensure the children have a variety of experiences and opportunities which will prepare them for future life in Modern Britain, these are:-

  • Democracy - children having views, valuing each other, talking about feelings, turn taking, sharing, working together and developing enquiring minds

  • Rule of law - managing feelings and behaviour, consequences, learning right from wrong, rules

  • Individual liberty - developing confidence, self-worth, self-esteem, taking risks, talk about differences 

  • Mutual respect and tolerance - learning about how you want to be treated, similarities/differences (families, faiths, community, culture). 

To download our British Values flier, click here

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FOND (Friends of Dorking Nursery) is a registered charity whose aim is to raise funds to support our families

A typical day at Nursery

Although no two days are the same at nursery, here is an example of what might happen in 3-5s...

Contact Us

Dorking Nursery School
West Street
01306 882397


Dorking Nursery School is inspected under Section 5 or Section 8 of the schools Education Inspection Framework.

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Early Years Curriculum

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum is broken down into 7 key areas, these are what the children learn. There are also Characteristics of Effective Learning (CEL) which looks at how they learn.


Nursery school places are allocated in accordance with the Nursery School's Admissions Policy which is set by Surrey County Council.