Choosing the right nursery school can feel like a daunting task. With each day nurseries and nursery schools offering slightly different environments, activities and schedules, it’s all about finding a place that aligns with you and your child’s needs. There’s no shortage of private nurseries in Surrey, so we decided to dive in and discover the best ones and what makes them stand apart from the rest. Looking for further afield? Check out own rundown of the best London nursery and pre-schools.

Top Private Nurseries In Surrey

Rocking Horse Nursery

Rocking Horse provides a ‘warm and friendly atmosphere’ that aims to make your child feel as comfortable as they do at home. The nursery team are highly qualified and maintain a high standard of care ‘without compromising the homely feel of the nursery’. Expect small outings to the farm, library and to feed the ducks throughout the year.

Age: From 3 months
Location: Godalming, Surrey
Website: RockingHorseNurseryGodalming.co.uk

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St Christopher’s School & Nursery

St Christopher’s nursery will provide your child with ‘days full of creative fun’. Featuring a purpose-built child-size kitchen, a woodland adventure area and spacious grounds, St Christophers aim to turn your child into a mini explorer. The nursery school focuses on sparking your child’s curiosity, increasing their confidence and developing their essential Early Years skills.

Age: From 3 years
Location: Epsom, Surrey
Website: St-Christophers.Surrey.sch.uk

Pomfrett Cottage Nursery

Pomfrett Cottage Nursery focuses on providing children with ‘the experience of learning and discovery’. This nursery school will guide your child in personal and physical development, communication and language, and social and emotional development. Your child will learn about areas of literacy, maths, art and more.

Age: From 2 years
Location: Sunbury-On-Thames, Surrey
Website: PomfrettCottageNursery.co.uk

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Pippa’s House Nursery

A safe, secure and happy environment, Pippa’s House Nursery aims to ensure your children ‘become the best little people they can be’. With 20 years’ experience in the childcare industry, the owners of Pippa’s have developed and owned award-winning day nurseries in London and Surrey.

Age: From 3 months
Location: Reigate and Weybridge, Surrey
Website: PippasHouseNursery.com

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The Old Barn Day Nursery

The Old Barn is a private day nursery that provides a ‘calm, caring, safe and stimulating environment’ for your child to begin their early years education. The nursery offers cookery, gardening, community visits and bespoke activities to promote your child’s wellbeing and confidence. It is situated in a beautiful listed building.

Age: From 0-3 years
Location: Banstead, Surrey
Website: OldBarnDayNursery.com

Puffins Preschool & Day Nursery

Puffins aims to provide ‘a place in which children are celebrated, loved and given the opportunities to succeed’. The nursery school looks to give your child the best start in life with high quality early years education. Puffins encourages children to get outdoors everyday and offers a safe and secure environment that will help your child develop as an individual.

Age: From 3 months
Location: Windlesham and Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Website: Puffins-Preschool.co.uk

Glenesk Pre-Prep & Nursery School

A big emphasis at Glenesk is on social skills; the nursery school will teach your child ‘good manners, kindness, the importance of friendship and consideration and respect for others’. Glenesk tailors its teaching methods to suit the needs of the pupils and provides a comfortable atmosphere wherein children feel safe and happy to express themselves.

Age: From 2 years
Location: East Horsley, Surrey
Website: GleneskSchool.co.uk

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Friends Forest Nursery School

Friends Forest school delivers a hands-on approach to learning. Children will be encouraged to discover, explore, observe and question what they find in their outdoor environment’. Activities include making dens, cooking on fires, playing and climbing, and much more. The nursery school incorporates all areas of the early learning curriculum to ensure your child reaches their educational goals.

Age: From 3 months
Location: Surrey Hills, Surrey
Website: FriendsForestShere.com

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Christopher Robin Day Nurseries

With five nurseries across Guildford, Christopher Robin is a top choice if you’re looking for Montessori education. The nursery environment at Christopher Robin is set up to encourage children to ‘independently seek out and explore their world’ and ‘ignite their curiosities’ for life and learning. Parents are welcomed along to ‘stay and play’ sessions where you can see what your child’s nursery experience is like.

Age: From 3 months
Location: Cranleigh, Surrey
Website: DayNurseriesSurrey.co.uk

Red Balloon Day Nurseries

Founded by two friends unable to find a nursery to meet their high standards, Red Balloon provides exceptional care and education to give your child the best start in their early years. The nursery school celebrates difference and diversity in an environment that fosters self expression and individuality.

Age: From 3 months
Location: Cobham, Ockham and Weybridge, Surrey
Website: Red-Balloon.co.uk

Little Sailors at The Royal School

With a broad curriculum and inspiring learning environment, The Royal School provides exceptional daycare, nursery and reception education for your child. The grounds include a fantastic library, indoor gymnasium, fields and woodland. The nursery helps children ‘develop an appreciation of creative, physical and spiritual experiences that enhance their whole being’.

Age: From 6 weeks
Location: Haslemere, Surrey
Website: Royal-School.org

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