The benefits of choosing Mottingham Hall Nursery & Pre-school

  • Set in 4 acres of beautiful land with its own forest school and farm, our nursery promotes child-centred learning in the most natural way.

  • Children love exploring and enjoying our stunning grounds – running, cycling, hiding and reaping the benefits of outdoor play, learning and exploration. Our team of Educators are always on hand to support and develop the children’s ideas and help them to learn to keep themselves safe alongside taking appropriate risks and challenges. Our pre-school and 2-year-old researchers regularly go out to our forest school lead by our experienced and qualified forest school leader and manager.

  • We are proud to have been awarded the Ofsted Oustanding Award. This award is only given to providers judged to have outstanding overall effectiveness in an Ofsted inspection.

  • We are proud to receive the silver award by the Royal Forestry Association for the effectiveness of our outdoor learning.

  • We are working towards becoming a Makaton friendly nursery.

  • We are working towards becoming a curiosity approach accredited nursery.

  • With parent consent, we take our children on regular local trips to the park or to the library to enthuse their passion for stories and reading.

  • We believe in healthy living so as well as lots of fresh air, our children receive tasty and nutritious meals made freshly by our in-house chef. We find even the most fussy of eaters can be persuaded to try new things when seeing their peers eating in our group dining environment and we are experienced in preparing special meals for children with allergens when required.

  • Our staff ratios to children are higher than the mandatory and we have 63% of our staff team level 3 and over.

  • Extra-curricular activities include supporting children's mindfulness through weekly yoga sessions for all children over two, and Spanish sessions for those over 3years.

  • We believe in building family partnerships and our online parent portal and regular parent activities ensure you have the best relationship and experience with us.

  • We have employed a full time caretaker to deal with internal and external maintenance, repair, improvements and renewals to ensure our internal and external grounds are safe and meeting the highest standards.

  • Our ambition is to create a family hub that children, parents and the local community can enjoy. We believe it is vitally important to promote parent and child interaction and we hope to open weekend facilities for the family.

Forest School At Mottingham Hall Nursery

We are proud to have been awarded the highest food hygiene rating of 5 by the Food Standards Agency.