Dorking Day Nursery and Preschool

A happy and stimulating nursery in Dorking

Our Nursery and Preschool is set in a charming character building, providing a happy and stimulating environment for 3 month to 5-year-olds. Your little one will love exploring areas such as the art studio, sensory room and our large, landscaped garden.

A 'Bright Beginning' for Every Child

Designed by our Early Years specialists, your little one will get the best start to their schooling life through our enriching and wellbeing focused Bright Beginnings Curriculum.

Building on the foundations of the government's EYFS curriculum, it combines a wide range of activities to nurture and develop the skills your child needs to flourish and reach their full potential. This holistic yet personal approach supports each child's development and progress - whether that's moving rooms or preparing them for school.

Exploring the Outdoors

Children really enjoy playing in our sand pit, writing on the large chalk boards and getting messy in the mud kitchen. There's even room for tricycles. Our nursery is also within walking distance to a park, so the children can explore and learn from the experience of group outings.

Dedicated Environment

A separate sleep room ensures a quiet and peaceful space for your little one to recharge. We also have a fully-functioning children's kitchen that inspires your little chefs to learn about making healthy, delicious food.

All-Inclusive Care

An onsite chef holds a 5* EHO rating for food safety and hygiene and is dedicated to preparing healthy meals and snacks to keep your little one re-fueled for fun.

Wipes, formula, nappies and creams are also provided, so there's even less to pack in the morning!


Handy onsite parking facilities and a designated buggy park allow for easy and convenient drop-off and pick-ups.

Your Personal Tour

Our team of long-standing staff are excited to welcome you and your family to Dorking Day Nursery and Preschool. Book your personal tour today and come see everything our beautiful nursery has to offer and let us answer any questions you may have.

Dorking Day Nursery and Preschool Nursery Manager Pippa
Nursery Manager
Moores Road, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 2BG
  • Monday7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Tuesday7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Wednesday7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Thursday7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Friday7:30AM - 6:30PM
Lines open: Mon - Fri 08:00 - 19:00

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What’s included & Funding options

Whether you’re looking for a full-time or flexible booking pattern, get in touch with us to discuss availability. We will accommodate government funding options wherever possible.

Discover more about what we can offer your family by downloading our easy to read set of guides. Explore our Bright Horizons nurseries and discover the funding options available - from funded childcare and tax free childcare, to childcare vouchers plus key dates. You can also find out what's included in our fees and how we support families from the beginning.

*Not all nurseries offer every component of the all-inclusive package. Please check with your nursery for details.

Included in your fees:

  • Unlimited hypoallergenic nappies*
  • Unlimited hypoallergenic wipes*
  • Three nutritious meals
  • A range of healthy snacks
  • Formula milk for babies under 1 year
  • Cows’ milk or dairy-free alternatives for older babies and children

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Bright Beginnings at Bright Horizons

Bright Beginnings Curriculum

We believe that every child deserves the best start in life. Bright Beginnings is a holistic curriculum, designed to acknowledge the individual voice and needs of every child promoting confidence, wellbeing and a genuine love for learning.

As well as nurturing a lifelong love of learning, Bright Beginnings helps set the foundations for emotional resilience to prepare children for the next stage in their learning journey.

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Meet the team

Our team are dedicated to making your child's experience safe and fun. We always go the extra mile.
  • Dorking Day Nursery and Preschool Nursery Manager PippaPippaNursery Manager
  • Active Learning Dorking Deputy ManagerLaurenDeputy Manager


Did you know that our nursery is on Facebook? 'Like' us to join in the fun! We share what we've been getting up to, as well as activities you can try at home with your little one. Learn about upcoming events happening at our nursery to pop in your calendar and enjoy meeting the team with posts about the amazing early years practitioners in our setting. We look forward to welcoming you to our Facebook community - just click 'like' and you're in!

Bright Horizons Family App

Our Family app offers a variety of features that give you the ability to get more information on your child's day, notify the nursery of any changes to your planned pick-up or absences and even book extra sessions if needed.

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