Manorcroft Nursery Egham

Manorcroft Nursery Preschool in Egham, Surrey

Manorcroft Nursery Egham is a preschool for children between the ages of 2 and 5 years, rated as 'GOOD' in all areas by Ofsted in May 2023.

It is set in the grounds of Manorcroft School but is not a part of it. The Egham nursery is a registered charity and therefore non-profit making, enabling us to keep fees to a minimum.

Normal opening times:

Monday to Friday from 08.30 am until 3.30 pm.

Each day is made up as follows :

•  Morning session from 08.30 to 11.30

•  Lunch club from 11.30 to 12.30 (children bring their own lunch)

•  Afternoon session from 12.30 to 3.30

Parents can choose which days their children attend and children can attend from just one session to the whole day (subject to availability). See Sessions page for more detail.

Registering with us is easy, just email us at with your child's name and birth date. We will let you know if there is a waiting list for this age group, and details such as the grant you are entitled to or fees if any.

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Nursery Layout During Covid-19 Precautions


We are fortunate to have a team of qualified, dedicated and experienced staff, who have worked together for many years. We aim to foster strong links with parents and keep them informed about their child's progress regularly. Parents are welcome to talk to staff at any time. Parents are also very welcome to help at nursery sessions - it is a fun way to see how your child is progressing and meet their friends.

Our most recent Ofsted inspection (May 2023) was rated 'GOOD' in all areas. Here is a summary of their findings -

Children benefit greatly from the high-quality teaching they receive from the knowledgeable staff team. As a result, they make good progress across all areas of learning.

Children confidently arrive at nursery, happily waving goodbye to their parents. They are familiar with the daily routine and complete tasks for themselves independently.

Children are highly motivated and eager to learn. They concentrate for extended periods of time in a range of learning experiences. Children are polite, respectful and kind to each other.

Children develop excellent communication and language skills. Staff read to children with enthusiasm, and children listen intently. Children show a keen interest in the world around them.

Parents are actively encouraged to be involved in the setting. Parents describe the progress that children make as 'incredible'.

Children are encouraged to celebrate their individuality. They learn about the festivals and traditions of families and people that are different to their own.

Staff quickly identify when children need additional support to assist their development. They work with parents and other professionals to put individual learning plans in place. This helps to ensure that children with special educational needs and/or disabilities make good progress.

We are proud of the high ratio of adults to children in our group. This ensures individual attention to the needs and development of each child.

The following quotation is just one example from our book of parents' comments and thank you's which you can view either at the nursery or on our Testimonials page:

"I am so pleased we sent our two children to Manorcroft Nursery, we couldn't have wished for a better start to their education. I really do think you guys create an incredibly special environment for our little ones and I can't thank you enough for that. I can only hope that their next school are able to follow in your footsteps and give them an equally wonderful three years." - Parent

Grant Entitlement:

Between the ages of 2 and 3 your child may be entitled to 15 hours (5 sessions) free per week subject to financial criteria or automatically funded criteria. This is called FEET funding. After age 3 your child is entitled to 15 hours free per week or 30 hours free if both parents each work at least 16 hours per week (or just 16 hours per week for a single parent).

The Magical Garden

 The Magical Garden

Manorcroft Nursery preschool was opened in September 1980 and has become an established part of the community. The nursery is unique in Egham, at least, in that it is owned by the parents of the children currently attending it. When those children move onto the 'Big School' the next set of parents will own the nursery and so on. This is a philosophy that we believe helps parents and children feel more a part of the school. From our early beginning this has always been the case, look at the Our Beginning  page to see this in action.


The nursery provides a half termly newsletter which is kindly produced by one of our parents. To view the latest one please click on the link below.

View May 2024 Newsletter here