Halstead Nursery is a very popular and friendly pre-school that has been running since 1963. Our approach is to help children learn through playing and doing, at their own pace, in a happy setting with experienced and dedicated staff.

We welcome children from 2 years old and are also equipped to offer places to children with special needs. We help prepare older children for full-time schooling in accordance with the Government's Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. We offer government funding for 3-4 year olds and spaces for children accessing 'Free for Two'.

We are based within the grounds of Halstead CP School and in September 2011 we moved into a brand new classroom. We now have our own garden space and also enjoy access to other school facilities including the field, school hall and outdoor adventure playground.

Halstead Nursery is in the catchment area for the villages of Halstead, Knockholt and Badgers Mount, although we often attract children from further afield too!

The nursery is managed by a committee of parents and friends who are responsible for employing staff, fundraising and generally administering the business of the nursery.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!



1963 - 2013 Celebrating 50 years of Halstead Nursery!


Nursery News

Not got a nursery space for your child in September 2018? We have some sessions available throughout the week, please get in touch!

Ofsted Success

Outstanding 2015

"...the enthusiastic and committed staff team provide stimulating and exciting learning experiences. Their excellent knowledge of how children learn, together with their recognition of each individual child's needs and interests, ensure all children are engaged and eager to learn." - Ofsted 2015