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Welcome to Hambledon Nursery School

Where skills to last a lifetime are taught and lifelong memories are made.

Hambledon Nursery school is situated in Hambledon village on the outskirts of Goldalming in Surrey and cares for children from the ages of two to five years. We own the beautiful Victorian building that was formally the village School.

The nursery was first established in 1983, when it was purchased by the village with the support of St Peters Church Hambledon, to ensure that high quality childcare for families in the nearby locality would continue to be provided as it does so today.

We’re Outstanding …

Ofsted Inspected

We were inspected by Ofsted in December 2019 and were judged as ‘Outstanding’ across all areas of our provision, the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development and leadership and management.

The following are statements from the inspection report:

‘The head teacher and her extremely enthusiastic staff team succeed in achieving their strong ethos, that they describe as providing a highly stimulating environment ‘where skills to last a lifetime a taught and lifelong memories are made’. Children have immense fun as they learn’,

‘Staff have an extensive understanding of each child, their interests, abilities, cultures and backgrounds. They ensure every child has the best possible opportunities to meet their full potential’.

The full report can be read here >

Ofsted Outstanding Provider


We hope our website provides you with lots of useful information. Find out what other parents think of us by reading their testimonials within our website. If you would like more information, or to arrange a visit, please contact us. We look forward to welcoming you to Hambledon Nursery School.

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Meet Some of the Team

Kate Walford

Head Teacher

Poppy Knight

Deputy Head/Blue Room Supervisor

Red Room Afternoon Supervisor

Stephanie Campbell

School Secretary

What Our Parents & Carer Say About Us

My daughter absolutely loves nursery! I honestly cannot thank them enough for the care, nurturing and understanding that has moulded my daughter into the kind and confident child she is today. My only complaint is that she cannot stay until she is 18.

Sabrina Dwen

Every day our daughter is bouncing with excitement to see her friends, play, read and make a complete mess with all the arts and crafts available. She is truly happy and that’s all I can ask for from a nursery.

Prue Stone

Having looked around a number of local nurseries, Hambledon Nursery School was the one that felt most like home. The warmth and care, combined with the professionalism, of all the staff was very noticeable and something I am grateful for every time I drop off my child.

Ruth Roseblade

My daughters both thrived at Hambledon Nursery, making it the perfect stepping stone to starting school.

Katie Lindley

Hambledon Nursery School is a truly special place. The staff are always so warm and welcoming and go to great lengths to really get to know the children. So much so that they plan activities around the children’s individual interests.

Sabrina Dwen

We chose Hambledon for our daughter after seeing the wonderful outdoor space, it was unmatched by any other local nursery and we just knew she would love all the adventures it brings.

Prue Stone

Hambledon Nursery is a very special place. It provides warmth, care and creative learning opportunities in equal measure. Each child’s individuality is acknowledged and celebrated by staff, providing them with a robust sense of self worth and self esteem.

Katie Lindley

My child always looks forward to walking through the nursery school door in the morning to see what resources and activities there are. As these change every day there is always plenty to talk about at pick up time.

Ruth Roseblade

Hambledon Nursery School is where my toddler looks forward to going. His key worker has taken the time to understand what makes him feel comfortable as well as entertained.

Flora Lucas

I love the fact my child can get lovely and messy at nursery! He has had so much fun in messy play, which we tend not to do at home, and I am amazed how engaged the staff are and how much creative freedom they give the children with the resources. Wonderful!

Ruth Roseblade

The children have freedom to choose activities, but also a structured rhythm to the day. My little one particularly enjoys story and song time. We are so happy he is settled in to a caring environment.

Flora Lucas

We chose Hambledon Nursery due to its idyllic setting, the fantastic outdoors facilities and its wonderfully experienced staff. We feel very lucky that our son has had such a creative, caring and wholesome start to his education. We couldn’t have asked for more.

Hannah Small

Nursery Opening Times

Monday to Friday morning sessions for Blue room (2-3 year olds) 9.15am-12.15pm

Monday to Friday all day sessions available for Red room (3-4 year olds) 9am to 12.30pm or 3pm


Please get in touch for further information