Opened by HRH the countess of Wessex in 2001, Attwood Farm Nursery School is situated in a beautiful converted 16th century barn on a 100 acre farm in the Wealden hamlet of Bodle Street Green, in East Sussex.
Based on the principles of the Montessori teaching method and run in a traditional way, the school has run very successfully for 12 years and has a fantastic reputation locally.
Convenient for the catchment areas of Battle, Heathfield, Herstmonceux, Hailsham, Rushlake Green, Dallington, Burwash, Etchingham and Robertsbridge, Attwood Farm Nursery School is also ideal for the children of working parents with 4 mainline stations within 20 minutes drive, and Eastbourne, Hastings and Tunbridge Wells only 30 minutes away.
Privately owned by Nick and Lindsay Godwin, Attwood Farm Nursery School endeavours to make every child’s day a special fun packed learning experience, while using the farm to tie in with projects and the ever changing seasons which are on the school’s doorstep. The children are able to feed orphan lambs, care for small animals, feed the ducks and chickens, explore and have the freedom to run around in a safe environment. This environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning.
Attwood Farm Nursery School is registered with Ofsted and also the East Sussex Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership. The Montessori teaching system works well within the Early Years Framework relating to Learning, Development and Welfare. The new revised Early Years Foundation Stage framework 2012, as recommended by Ofsted, has been embraced by all the staff at Attwood Farm Nursery School.
Our delicious homecooked food is prepared daily by our resident Cordon Bleu cook. All the food is freshly prepared in the school kitchen with taste, nutrition and the children’s well being in mind. Lunchtimes provide a valuable social and interactive experience on a daily basis. The meals are enjoyed by the children and well received by the parents.