About us


The Rocking Horse, established in 1989, is a single, family owned nursery in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Set in a family home, the nursery is a carefully developed environment, which nurtures each child in the transition from home to school life. The nursery practices a mix of Montessori and traditional nursery methods. 

The owners and the fully qualified staff team ensure that the very high standards that were established at the outset are subject to regular review and enhancement. The nursery benefits from a consistent loyal team.

Meticulous records are kept to ensure every child develops at an individual pace, which enables them to reach their true potential; encouraging each child's talents and abilities. The high ratio of staff to children ensures every child receives the appropriate level of one-to-one attention.

The reputation of the school is built upon the high standards of child care championed by its founding staff.

The Rocking Horse was finalist for 'Best Nursery' in the National Nursery awards in 1997 and in 2011 Mrs Pridmore was short listed for a NMT Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding contribution to nursery education.



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