Give Your Child A Head Start

Give Your Child A Head Start

Our Nursery Pupils Believe that 'Anything Is Possible If You Set Your Mind To It '

Children in our Nursery and Reception, sometimes referred to as Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Prep pupils develop a strong confidence that anything is possible and within your reach if you set your mind on it"  May 2018 ISI Inspection Report findings 3.10   

By choosing to send your child to Ewell Castle School Nursery, you are giving them a head start academically and also in their personal development.  Our most recent whole School inspection in May 2018 (which included Nursery and EYFS) concluded that the quality of pupils' academic achievements is good and the quality of the personal development is excellent.  Our pupils enjoy coming to Nursery School where they make friends and enjoy the many activities on offer.


Happy, Confident Children

The youngest children in the Nursery and Reception achieve at least in line with the national average with many far exceeding this and they are helped to do so by stimulating learning experiences whereby they can explore their environment with considerable independence and develop a keen sense of enquiry and curiosity. [3.6]  The younger pupils are absorbed in a richly colourful and stimulating environment, rapidly learning new vocabularly, using it in conversations and applying it as they confront new situations and solve problems. [3.11]  Children in the EYFS eagerly share and play with each other very happily. [3.21]

Ewell Castle Nursery and Reception Offers:

o   Excellent Personal Development and Pastoral Care

o   Stimulating Learning Experiences

o   Forest School every week

o   Music, Dance, Drama & PE every week

o   Extended Hours Day Care - 7.30am to 6.00pm

o   Holiday Club - for current details check with staff

o   Convenient central Ewell Village location

o   Excellent local transport links (buses and Ewell West Train Station)


At Ewell Castle Nursery and Reception based at our Chessington Lodge EYFS site, we aim to work in partnership with parents to ensure that all children have the roots to feel safe and secure and the confidence to develop the wings with which to flourish.

We are a warm, nurturing environment offering an excellent education for children aged 3-5, providing an education that produces resilient young people who are able to cope with real life situations, think for themselves, ask questions and seek answers, work independently and collaboratively and be self-motivated towards success. We are committed to providing children with the opportunities to develop creativity, thinking skills, values and the independence to thrive in today’s society as successful and caring members of the world community.

Children are happy at Ewell Castle Nursery and Reception and learn in a small and supportive environment where staff know them well, can identify their potential and build on this whatever their starting points or challenges. We have worked hard as a School to embed a ‘Growth Mindset’ ethos and our children make excellent progress as a result.

We are an all through School which means that transitions between a child’s stages of education are smooth and for many of our children this relieves the pressures that the 11+ process can bring. We would love for you to come and see us in action and meet some of our children who are testament to our ethos. We’re looking forward to meeting you!

Mrs L Macallister
Head of Preparatory School

Please see the links below for our open events and application form:

Open Events Application Form