Active Learning Dorking | Day Nurseries & Preschool | Dorking

Active Learning Dorking

Why Children Love Us

A place to grow

Located in close proximity to Dorking train station, Active Learning Dorking is perfect for commuting parents. With a large garden and in walking distance to a park, the outdoor learning opportunities are plentiful. Inside the nursery, children can take advantage of a variety of resources including an IT Studio, preschool science lab and a sensory room for younger children. All meals are nutritionally balanced, prepared using fresh ingredients by our own chef.

Active Learning Dorking Nursery Manager
Becka Pinnells
Nursery Manager
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Nutrition

Our excellent nutritionally balanced menu is changed regularly to encourage a varied diet and is approved by the Childrens Food Trust. Here is an example of a typical menu.

Supporting and Learning


Growing Mathematicians

1-2-3-4-5! Mathematics is embedded in everything that we do and experience in our day-to-day lives and our Growing Mathematicians programme has been created to help your child understand the purpose and importance of mathematics. 

Growing Readers

Growing Readers brings together home and nursery life, providing parents with some of the theory behind developing children’s reading skills, and also providing handy Hints & Tips, recommended reading lists and suggested activities for parents and children to explore together.

Growing Writers

Our Growing Writer’s approach supports the complex magical journey from making a mark, to emergent writing, to confident writer, laying the foundational skills that enable each child to flourish with the confidence and capability to succeed at school.

A day at Active Learning Dorking

Below is an example of a typical day

  • Morning

    Drop Off

  • Morning

    Breakfast

  • Morning

    Play & Activities

  • Morning

    Story Time

  • Morning

    Singing Time

  • Midday

    Lunch

  • Afternoon

    Sleep Time

  • Afternoon

    Sleep Time

  • Afternoon

    Play & Activities

  • Afternoon

    Story Time

  • Afternoon

    Singing Time

  • Afternoon

    Tea / Dinner Time

  • Afternoon

    Play & Activities

  • Afternoon

    Pick Up

Fees & Availability

Where possible we look to offer flexible booking patterns, including everything your child needs. To request pricing and availability, please request a call back by clicking the button below.

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Meet the Team

Becka Pinnells

I began my career in childcare in 2000. I studied at Godalming College for 3 years and gained by CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education and NVQ Level 3. I have been working for Bright Horizons for the past 10 years starting as a nursery nurse in the baby room and was promoted to baby room manager. I then went on to study and gain my Foundation Degree in Early Years at Guildford College After a couple of years I was promoted to Third in Charge and then to Deputy Manager and became the Nursery Manager of Starfish in Guildford in 2014.

After 10 years at Starfish I was asked to transfer to Active Learning Dorking to broaden my managerial skills and use my knowledge to support a new team and have a new experience in a new nursery.

Since I was of a young age I knew I wanted to work with children and I love being here and enjoy watching the children come in with a beaming smile and watching them learn something new each day. 


Lauren Dawes

I'm the Nursery Deputy Manager at Active Learning Dorking, and have worked at the Nursery since 2012 when I joined the team as Third in Charge. 
Whilst in the role of Third in Charge I spent time leading each of the rooms, building on my experience with all age groups from Babies and Toddlers, 2-3's to Preschool, I also supported the management team with the running of the Nursery as a whole. I was promoted to Deputy Manager in January 2015, and I enjoy helping to lead our Nursery team and developing practice within the setting.

Before joining Active Learning I worked in a range of different Childcare settings in a variety of roles, I qualified as a Nursery Nurse in 2006 with an NVQ Level 3 in Early Years Care and Education alongside a Progression Award. Every day is different at Nursery and I love to watch the children grow, develop and learn in our care. 

Great place to work - Best Workplaces 2016

Events at Active Learning Dorking

  • Bright Horizons Learning Fun Club!

    03 April 2017 to 21 April 2017

    Bright Horizons’ Learning Fun Clubs are so much more than a holiday club – they’re a learning adventure!

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Why Bright Horizons

The Bright Horizons passion and enthusiasm for providing high-quality care isn’t just common knowledge within our own business – we’ve also gained some impressive accolades from external sources for excellence as both a childcare provider, and as an employer. We are the only childcare company to have been listed for the last 10 years as one of the country’s top 50 “Great Places to Work” by the Great Place to Work Institute.

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