The Nursery at Marlborough House is where our youngest children start their school journey. Harnessing their natural curiosity, imagination and energy we create an environment that allows our children to flourish and learn whilst feeling happy and secure. Situated in a bright and welcoming building our Nursery has its own beautiful, sunny walled garden allowing for plenty of fun and fresh air.
Toddlers, our weekly Parent and Toddler sessions, provide a great opportunity to experience our Nursery first-hand and meet some of our staff and other MHS families.
Our highly experienced staff create wonderful learning experiences for the children based on the children’s own interests. Our daily structured activities are practical and creative, child and adult led, with the individual child always being at the centre of their own learning.
Nursery children benefit from the school's specialist teachers, facilities and wrap around care. They have opportunities to explore Music, French and PE, taught by specialist teachers. In addition, the children love to have fun whilst learning outdoors, particularly their dedicated weekly sessions in our accredited Forest School.
They listen with attentive delight to stories.
It’s amazing how my child has learnt all of these new skills and abilities, but is almost completely unaware that he is learning in any real way, as you and the team are so great at letting them find their way through just having a huge amount of fun. To be starting to read and write is amazing and it makes us so proud of him and grateful for such wonderful teachers.
I feel incredibly lucky to have found a school and nursery setting where the pastoral care and character building is focused on so amazingly and brought to the fore. My son has become so rounded and grown in confidence, and I’m sure that this is in no small part down to your guidance and input on a daily basis.
The whole family has felt really embraced into the school community, since moving from London.
When can I come back Mummy, I love it so much!
Our celebratory Harvest Festival events took place across the school last week.Continue Reading
It's Harvest Festival Week in Pre-Prep and the children are learning all about this special time of year, culminating in our Harvest Festival events.Continue Reading
We are delighted to have received a gold award from the Woodland Trust for getting involved in green activities including tree planting, visiting local woodlands, reducing carbon emissions and recycling.Continue Reading
We are delighted to share the summer edition of our school magazine, The Castle. Catch up on all the highlights, news and events from the summer term, including our new outdoor classroom, the MHS Colour Run and our Sports Days. Read The Castle MagazineContinue Reading
The July Poem of the Month for Pre-Prep is 'These Old Shoes' by Tony Mitton, read by Mr Mathers, Director of Sport.Continue Reading
We had a marvellous morning on Wednesday for Pre-Prep Sports Day that saw all pupils participate in some MHS themed Olympic events. Taking our inspiration from this year's Tokyo Olympic Games we had: Bolt Blast, Olympic rings relay, Olympic torch relay, Flags of the world relay and not...Continue Reading
When is a cloud in the sky a good cloud? When it is rainbow-coloured! And a rainbow cloud is what was created when we all took to the school grounds on Friday afternoon for our Colour Run.Continue Reading
The weather held and we celebrated Outdoor Classroom Day with an official opening of our Outdoor Classroom, lots of outdoor leaning and a healthy dose of fresh air.Continue Reading
At MHS we love 'The Great Outdoors' and so were delighted that the Outdoor Classroom was built this week!Continue Reading
The Pre-Prep Poem of the Month for April is Little Red Riding Hood from Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes, read by our Headmaster, Mr Newton. Enjoy!Continue Reading
Nursery and Reception had some very special visitors. The children were very quiet and careful as they met two beautiful Tawny Owlets. A huge thank you to Miss Edwards for bringing them in.Continue Reading
DId you know Mrs Edmondson, our Head of Nursery, used to be a children's book illustrator, among many other talents ...?Continue Reading