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Nursery & Kindergarten

An outstanding nursery for children from age two, in Combe Down, Bath.


Nursery children

Make a den in the secret garden….visit the tractor shed…be a pilot for a day and fly off to exotic places…learn to  balance on a beam in a weekly  gym session ….dress up as a mermaid… make dinosaur soup…what will your morning at Nursery be like?

Situated in the beautiful grounds of Monkton Prep School, our dedicated Nursery for 2 and 3 year olds boasts two well equipped rooms, a secret garden, woodland copse, outdoor play area and specialist teachers to lead gym, music and story telling. Children are cared for by an outstanding, dedicated and highly qualified staff who offer a secure and loving Christian environment, recognising each child as unique.

The wonderful enthusiasm of Mrs Hodges, who runs the Nursery, is a talking point amongst the mums and dads.

We offer an exceptional learning experience for children from the very start as we have recently been awarded outstanding again by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) as well as gaining the Bristol Standard accreditation.  Follow the link to our ISI inspection report by clicking here.

You can also read more about our Nursery in the Bath Mums Spotlight feature from April 2015.  Here is the full article in our News Section.

Our Nursery hours are:

Morning session (doors open 8.15) 8.30am  to 12.15pm 
Afternoon session  12.30pm to 3.30pm 
All day session  8.30am to 3.30pm
Aftercare 3.30pm to 5.15pm


Kindergarten childBuild a campfire at Woodland Explorers… learn to speak French….develop your pre-reading and writing skills….fly a rocket to the moon and back - Kindergarten provides the essential pre-school experience for 3 and 4 year olds.

Dedicated staff care for the children in newly refurbished rooms. Outside play areas, fields, copse, and woodland provide stimulating areas for children to use their imaginations to create their own worlds and learn about the wonders of their beautiful outside environment. Flexible morning, afternoon or whole day sessions are available between the hours of 8.15am and 3.30pm. Kindergarten pupils are also able to attend our aftercare which runs until 5pm.

Children are introduced to the necessary skills that they will need for starting school and these are further enhanced by specialist teachers for French, music and story- telling. Our Kindergarten children are fully integrated into the whole school community, taking part in weekly singing sessions with their dedicated ‘chapel chum’ and all school celebrations thus ensuring that they feel very much part of the Monkton ‘family’.

Next Steps…

To arrange a visit, or for any other enquiries regarding admissions at the Senior School, please contact our Head of Admissions, Mrs Carole Heritage on 01225 721 133

To arrange a visit, or any other enquiries at the Pre-Prep and Prep please contact our Deputy Heads of Admissions Nicky Davis or Katie Hiscott on 01225 831 238.

Give us a call:

Tel: +44 (0)1225 721 133

Or send us an email: for Senior School enquiries for Pre-Prep and Prep enquiries

Alternatively, to request a prospectus, please use our online form:

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