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 Art Studio and a sensory room for younger children. We also offer swimming lessons for our preschool children.
All meals are nutritionally balanced, prepared using fresh ingredients by our own chef.
Join our Art Teacher for ‘Arts and Me’ sessions on the last Wednesday of every month which is entirely free and encourages children to be creative also supporting our Growing Artists initiative.
Below is an example of a typical day
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I began my career in childcare in 2000.
I studied at Godalming College for 3 years and gained my CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education and NVQ Level 3.
I have been working for Bright Horizons for the past 12 years starting as a nursery nurse in the baby room before being 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 Nursery, Guildford in 2014.
After 10 years at Guildford Boxgrove I was asked to transfer to Active Learning Dorking to broaden my managerial skills and use my knowledge to support a new team in a different nursery.
Since I was of a young age I knew I wanted to work with children. I love being here and enjoy watching the children come in with a beaming smile and watching them learn something new each day.
I'm the 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, 2-3s 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, where 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.
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 11 years as one of the country’s top 50 “Great Places to Work” by the Great Place to Work Institute.