Lower Nursery 3-4 Years

Foundation Stage 1 

This is where life at Dallington begins!  Our Nursery is on the Register of Good Practice and the children in our Nurseries are taught by qualified teachers working with NVQ3 qualified assistants.

We work as a team to provide a wide and diverse curriculum to suit all the children.  We work within the Foundation Stage Curriculum and aim to provide a safe and secure environment for the children's first year at school.

During the Foundation Stage, children are introduced to the bases of all future learning in a creative, exploratory and non-judgmental manner.  It is at this stage, of course, where the early acquisition of independent literacy, numeracy and research skills are introduced in a naturally progressive manner.

Upper Nursery 4-5 Years

Foundation Stage 2​

During their time in Upper Nursery, the children are encouraged to participate in activities to help them achieve The Early Learning Goals as set out in the Early Years Profile.  The children are introduced to swimming, dance, French, music and sports taught by specialist teachers on a weekly basis. 

The atmosphere we create is a happy, supportive and stimulating one, where each child is a valued individual.

If you like the idea of a school that feels more like a lovely home; teachers who always go the extra mile; a genuinely stimulating and artistic environment, then you won't find better than Dallington.

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Why Choose Dallington?

  • Led by Ted Wragg Lifetime Achievement award winner Mogg Hercules (Founder and Headteacher) in the heart of London since 1978
  • We have never been unsuccessful in placing a child in a setting that matches their skills and abilities
  • Most children gain a place at one of the highly competitive independent London day schools
  • Literacy, numeracy and research skills are introduced in a naturally progressive manner
  • We offer a rich and varied curriculum;  Upper Nursery children are introduced to Swimming, Sports, Dance, French and Music by specialist teachers


What's happening

  • Fundraising, General, Nursery, Transition, Middle School21 / 06 / 2017
    Today, we had the pleasure of being visited by Kelly Craig from the Dogs Trust. She spoke to the...
  • Fundraising, General02 / 06 / 2017
    Our very own Kathy from Lower Nursery is going to participate in a 5k run for Cancer Research on...


  • 19 Oct
    Board of Governors Meeting
    19:00 to 21:00
  • 23 Oct
    Autumn Half Term 2017
  • 10 Nov
    Friends of Dallington Book Swap
    15:00 to 16:30
  • 11 Nov
    Independent Schools Show
    10:00 to 16:30
  • ...always find Dallington a delight! Well prepared and lovely, confident children!

    Head Master
    North Bridge House School
  • The freedom to shine creatively - when we visited we were struck by the extent to which self-expression is encouraged

  • What I like most is the warmth of the staff and their genuine care for our children.


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