General Information


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 and five minutes from the railway station.


151 Coach Road
Great Horkesley
Essex   CO6 4DX                             T: 01206 273827

The Nursery is housed in a beautiful, specially converted building which was the former laundry for Westwood Park.  Each room has been adapted to suit the specific age range of children and equipped with a wide range of educational materials and toys.

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The overall quality and standards of the early years provision is outstanding.

ISI Report 2015

Term Dates

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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.  This enables us to use the wood with the children and gives them the opportunity to discover wildlife and nature through hands-on experience.


53 children aged between 6 months and five years are able to attend the nursery which opens for 47 weeks of the year. However, children are able to attend for Holmwood House term-times only if that is required. Flexible attendance is offered to suit individual needs.

The Nursery has an open admissions policy; all children are welcome to attend. We feed into Holmwood House Prep School and also into other primary schools in the local and surrounding areas.




Full Day: 8.00am - 6.00pm
School Day: 8.30am - 4.00pm
Morning:    8.30am - 12.00noon
Afternoon:   1.00pm - 4.30pm





Healthy Eating

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

Autumn term menus - Week 8-13

Holiday Club

The Holiday Club is open during the school holidays and available to all children up to the age of eight years.

The overall quality and standards of the early years provision is outstanding.

Children's personal and emotional development is outstanding because they are happy and feel safe and secure. Excellent relationships between and with staff give children a sense of personal worth and the confidence to explore, investigate and be adventurous and creative.

Children thrive in this warm and caring environment.


ISI Report 2015