Early childhood is the vital foundation on which everything is built. Our aim is, first and foremost, for the children to develop important life skills such as curiosity, creativity, persistence, imagination, confidence and resourcefulness. This is why we place so much emphasis on providing both indoor and outdoor environments which meet a child’s individual needs.

The Coach House Nursery offers children the crucial unpressurised time to prepare for Reception; time for them to develop as individuals, form relationships, make sense of their world in their own unique ways and develop their innate creativity and love of learning.


Emily loves every minute of her time at the Coach House; she never settled at her last Nursery, but she never wants to leave here! — Mum of Emily, now 3½

The curriculum is based on the early years foundation stage.  The three prime areas particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive are:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social development

There are four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design.

Our passionate and experienced staff work closely with parents to ensure that every child has the opportunities, activities and resources to develop into a happy, confident and independent individual. Never content to stand still, we take a strong lead on innovative practice such as the development of outdoor education within our beautiful grounds.

Nursery contact details

Coach House Nursery
Copthorne Prep School
Effingham Lane
Copthorne RH10 3HR

01342 718585

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