First Steps at KES - Nursery

Start Your Adventure

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Our Nursery offers an exciting and stimulating world in which to start school life and is the first step in a child's learning journey at King Edward's. A caring and nurturing approach ensures that every pupil thrives and develops a real joy of learning.  


With its own dedicated space, set within the grounds of King Edward's Pre-Prep, our Nursery offers an inviting indoor and outdoor environment that has been designed to encourage exploration, creativity and independence. Three light and airy indoor spaces provide free-flow movement and access to the Nursery's dedicated and flexible outdoor space, with its mix of investigation areas including a sandpit, stage and dressing up corner, raised beds for growing plants and vegetables, climbing areas and a mud kitchen.

Our Nursery children are very much a part of the Pre-Prep School and use its wider facilities including the Sports Hall and Library, as well as enjoying all the special visitors and events that take place at Pre-Prep including Book Week, Sports Day and the Christmas Nativity and Summer Performances.



Alex Moore


The Nursery is run by an experienced Early Years teacher, Mrs Alex Moores, (EYFS Teacher with a BA Hons in Education and PGCE qualified), supported by teaching assistants, who all have an excellent understanding of how young children develop. Our staff develop strong relationships with the children and are attuned to their interests and development. The low child to adult ratio ensures that we can support and extend each child’s all-round development.  

We work in close partnership with parents to ensure that the child feels happy and safe as they settle in and become familiar with the day-to-day routines of Nursery. Our Interactive Learning Diary provides weekly photographs and observations of the children’s experiences in our setting. We encourage parents to contribute and share with us some of the lovely activities that their children enjoy doing at home.

In addition to the Nursery team, specialist teachers in Music and Forest School enhance the children’s learning.

Frequently Asked Questions


Children can join the Nursery for their pre-school year in the September after they turn three years old

Prior to starting at the Nursery, children join us in small groups during ‘stay and play’ sessions. Experienced staff support the children as they play, share stories, use the construction equipment and even hold tea parties!

If you are interested in sending your child to our Nursery or would like to arrange a visit to see for yourself what makes our Nursery so special, please contact our Admissions team on 01225 820399 or email:

Please note that the Nursery provision at KES is term-time only.


We offer three different sessions and recommend a minimum of four sessions per week.

Sessions include:

  • Morning: 8.30-am – 11.45pm
  • Morning (including lunch): 8.30-am – 12.45pm
  • All day (including lunch): 8.30am - 3.15pm
  • Afternoon: 12.45pm – 3.15pm
  • Afternoon (including lunch): 11.45pm – 3.15pm

Healthy snacks are provided during each session, and a nutritional lunch is freshly prepared at school each day by our fantastic catering team, using seasonal and local ingredients.  


At the Pre-Prep, we offer both pre- and after-school care. This takes place in Teddy’s Lodge, located at the front of the School. This is a pre-bookable service, which must be booked in advance on the School’s Gateway App. Each session is supervised by experienced professionals. There is a charge for this service.


8:00am – 8:30am
Doors open at 8:00am
All children are escorted to the playground for the start of the school day, and Nursery children are taken to their classroom
Early Bird charges are £2.00 per session


3:15pm – 5:45pm
Children attending an after-school activity will be escorted to Teddy's Lodge.
Session 1: 3.30pm* - 4.30pm and/or Session 2: 4.30pm - 5.45pm
Charges are set at the following rate: £4.00 per session.
*The first 15 minutes of After School Care is free for all pupils.


We offer the 15 hours universal funding and the 30 hours extended funding, but charge for the extras we provide such as Forest School and specialist teaching sessions.




Visit our Admissions page