welcome to the nursery

Welcome to Holmwood House Nursery situated in an idyllic woodland location near Great Horkesley. We have access to a huge area of outdoor space, which includes separate gardens for each room, a paddock, and a secret garden. 

We welcome children from six months to four years old in three individual rooms where the children enjoy a variety of equipment and resources to meet their every need. (A 3-4 year old Pre-Reception class, just like Poppies on this site, is available at the main school site. Click here.)

At Holmwood, we pride ourselves on being a home from home setting where your child will receive praise, encouragement, and support to achieve their full potential.

We have a generous staff:child ratio and each member of the team is carefully selected to ensure they share our valued ethos and culture, which ensures that each child receives the very best attention and support each and every day. 

We receive very positive feedback from local schools regarding our successful programme of ensuring children are school-ready with inquisitive natures and a desire to learn.

We would love you to join us at our wonderful nursery.

Vicki Shreeve
Nursery Manager


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.  

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

To request a prospectus, please contact:  nurserymanager@holmwood.house

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.

February half term menus

Spring term menus

Enquiry Form

If you would like to find out more about Nursery at Holmwood House please complete our enquiry form below. Unfortunately it will not be possible to visit us in person while school sites are closed due to Government advice, but our Registrar would be happy to schedule a virtual meeting.