At Holmwood House, we believe that pupils thrive in an environment full of opportunities that allows them to explore and discover talents and interests.

As well as offering before and after-school care for our youngest pupils, we work closely with external coaches to offer Ballet, Musical Theatre, Tennis and Squash on the school site (or at Lexden Racket and Fitness Club).

As children grow and progress through the school, the school grows with them. The days become progressively longer and allow us to provide a rich curriculum outside of the classroom as well as in it. Through our holistic approach to education, Holmwood House pupils leave the school as well-rounded individuals, ready for their next stage in life.

Pre Prep Clubs and Activities

Wraparound Care – Breakfast & Biscuit Clubs

The current needs of many parents in today’s hectic world is wraparound care in a safe and secure environment.  At Holmwood, we offer care for children in the Rs, 1s, 2s & 3s from 7.30am in the morning and up to 6.00pm in the evening.

The Early Morning Breakfast Club runs 3 sessions:

  • 7.30am to 8.20am (with breakfast)        £8.00 per session
  • 7.30am to 8.20am (without breakfast)   £5.50 per session
  • 8.00am to 8.20am (without breakfast)   £2.10 per session

Biscuit Club (after school)

It runs for five evenings each week.  There is one member of staff for every 8 children.

The three sessions you can book are as follows:

  • Session 1 – 3.15pm to 4.15pm
  • Session 2 – 4.15pm to 5.15pm (includes tea)
  • Session 3 – 5.15pm to 6pm*

Each session is £7.00 per child.

It is very important that parents are not late for pickup

Please note that Breakfast Club bookings can be booked for the termly in advance if required.

The clubs run Monday to Friday term time only and payment is termly in advance.  Biscuit Club is extremely popular; places are limited and need to be booked in advance via magicbooking. If you do not wish to use Biscuit Club on a regular basis but would like to book a session, you can do this by contacting the front office on an ad-hoc basis.

24 hours’ notice is required for ad-hoc Breakfast Club bookings.

To ensure adequate staffing levels, bookings must be made at least one day in advance. There will be a late booking charge of £7.50 for any same-day bookings.

Cancellations should be made by 6pm the previous day.

For any further information, please see the Parent Handbook.


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