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Chatterbox Nursery

Chatterbox is a small, welcoming term-time day nursery offering a warm family atmosphere for babies and children from 3 months to 5 years available at a dedicated site within The Ashcombe School, Dorking.

Part of The Ashcombe School since 1995, this offers excellent facilities and colourful surroundings covering the seven areas of learning and with secure outside play space including garden, water play, mud kitchen, balance beams, bikes and ball games.  

warm and welcoming........always very supportive.......It has given them a brilliant start.

The Nursery operates for 39 weeks of the year (closed for school and public holidays) from: Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm.

FEET funding and 15 hours FEE funding accepted.

Chatterbox aims to:

  • Provide high quality care and education for children.
  • Work in partnership with parents to help children learn and develop
  • Offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and values diversity

Care and activities are guided by the Early Years Foundation Stage Development framework and the Nursery was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2018.

Ofsted Report 2018 

Each child is recognised as an individual by the experienced and qualified staff – and develops, learns through play, communicates, feels secure and has fun!

  • Main playroom offering the seven areas of learning
  • Dedicated sleep room
  • Washrooms with age-appropriate facilities
  • Fresh meals provided daily
  • Secure site and entrance, incl CCTV
  • Parking for drop-off and collection

If you would like to know more or arrange a visit: 

T: 01306 742050

E: chatterbox@ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk


the staff are all fantastic with her........she has come such a long way since starting at Chatterbox



Chatterbox is under the legal responsibility of SESSET (South East Surrey Schools Education Trust) and the delegated management of The Ashcombe School.