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About Us

Hambledon Nursery is a non-profit making, registered charity (1151174) run by a charitable trust for the benefit of the local community. The nursery is led by an experienced and caring team and is set in the most beautiful rural wooded setting in the centre of Hambledon village.

The Trustees and Management committee are committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for every child in the setting and providing the best possible environment for children in the vital early years stage of development. Hambledon nursery thrives with a dedicated team of highly qualified nursery practitioners, operating a particularly high adult/child ratio.

Our local offer is to provide an integrated framework of education, child care, health promotion, family support and child protection within a warm community atmosphere, valuing the individuality, intimacy and spontaneity of child and family interactions.

Our Ethos

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

Where children are intellectually, emotionally and physically active, constructing their own understanding through exploration and the experience of discovery.
Rehearsing and undertaking new skills all within a rich, caring and safe environment.

Practitioners will act as equal play partners and value children’s contributions supporting their learning through a concept of demonstration and enlightenment,
sharing knowledge and ideas and remaining responsive to children’s enquiring minds.

At Hambledon Nursery our Key Values are to encourage Creativity, to promote Outdoor play and we value Messy Play opportunities.

Our Aims At Hambledon Nursery School

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.

  • provide high quality care and education for children primarily below statutory school age
  • work in partnership with parents to help children learn and develop
  • add to the life and well-being of its local community
  • offer children and their parents a service which promotes equality and values diversity
  • is in a safe and stimulating environment
  • is given generous care and attention, because of our high ratio of adults to children
  • has the chance to join with other children and adults to live, play, work and develop together
  • is helped to take forward his/her learning and development by being helped to build on what she/he already knows and can do
  • is in a nursery school which sees you as a partner in helping your child to learn and develop
  • is in a nursery school in which parents shape the service it offers

What Our Parents & Carer Say About Us

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Katie Lindley

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

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

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