Welcome to Our Nursery

Welcome to Holmwood House Nursery situated in an idyllic woodland location near Great Horkesley. We are extremely lucky to have such a spacious outdoor play area, which includes separate gardens for each room, a paddock and secret garden; allowing us explore and discover nature at all times of the year.

We welcome children from six months to four years old in three individual rooms, where they are supported, nurtured and nourished by a dedicated team of highly experienced staff. Please note that children of aged 3 to 4 can choose to stay at the Nursery or join the Pre-Reception class at our main school site. To learn more about this please click here.

The children’s interests always take priority which is highlighted through the ongoing learning and exciting achievements that take place. Parents are able to engage fully with their child’s learning each day by using Tapestry, our online learning platform.

Additional sessions can be booked via the nursery managers during the holiday club weeks subject to availability.

We would love you to join us at our wonderful nursery where all staff have a genuine passion for providing each child with the most exciting range of opportunities possible.

Vicki Shreeve and Claire Cutts
Nursery Managers

Location and Facilities

Our Location

Holmwood House Nursery is situated in an idyllic semi rural location between Great Horkesley and West Bergholt. The location benefits from being ten minutes from Colchester, five minutes from the railway station, and 10 minutes from the main school site at Chitts Hill, Lexden.

The Great Outdoors

The outdoor facilities are exceptional. Each nursery room benefits from having a separate area that is used as an outdoor classroom. The garden is well equipped with a paddock and large open spaces. Holmwood House Nursery is extremely lucky to be situated on the edge of a private woodland.

Healthy Eating

The Nursery offers healthy, homemade breakfast, lunch, tea and snacks, planned using our healthy eating policy.

Nursery Menu Winter 2023

Warm and friendly staff that clearly care about the children and show great enthusiasm for learning and development in a nurturing and fun environment.


Since my daughter was 6 months she has attended the nursery. From day one, both her and myself felt completely at ease and settled within the nursery. It’s done her a world of good, and her progression since attending has been amazing. Lovely nursery with the most amazing staff!


We could not ask for a better nursery setting and caring staff to look after our child. The staff celebrate every child’s achievements no matter how big or small. And they always seem to go above and beyond!



Holmwood House Nursery

151 Coach Road, Great Horkesley,
Essex CO6 4DX
T: (01206) 273 827
E: nurserymanager@holmwood.house


Holmwood House School

Chitts Hill, Lexden,
Essex CO3 9ST
T: (01206) 574305
E: office@holmwood.house