• Individual care and attention for every child

"The Nursery is separately situated in an old barn, full of light and sunshine, a safe magical world..." 

- Good Schools Guide, 2016

Immediately outside the Nursery is a separate garden and a year-round play area. Outdoor learning is embedded in the Bedales culture and is an important part of daily life for the children in the Nursery’s own garden. In addition, the children use the Dunannie school playground and sandpit, and have access to all the facilities at Bedales. The Nursery is led by an experienced team of qualified Early Years’ practitioners. Nursery children are also taught by specialist teachers in French, Music and PE.

From the EYFS, where provision is excellent, pupils are increasingly involved in their learning and make excellent progress

ISI Report, 2014

You will find

Children who are individuals, and to reflect this, they come to our welcoming and creative environment wearing their own clothes


A varied and exciting curriculum in a stimulating atmosphere



First name terms between teachers and pupils, which helps cultivate mutual respect




A school where parents are welcomed and encouraged to be part of the learning experience

Dunannie in The Good Schools Guide

Published in 2016, read what they say  

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The following sessions are available

Full Day
8:30am - 3:30pm
8:30am - 12pm
12pm - 3:30pm


* From September 2017, Early Bird Care will be available from 7.30-8.30am (including breakfast) and Swallow Club after Nursery from 3.30-6pm (including supper).                                                                                                                                                                                   * 15 hours free early years education available for 3 and 4 year olds (conditions apply – contact Registrar for more details).

Arrange a visit

To arrange a visit, call the Registrar, Janie Jarman on 01730 711733 or email jjarman@bedales.org.uk