Here at Catherington Nursery we provide high quality care and education for your child. We organise our sessions through a happy and relaxed atmosphere designed to encourage "Learning through Play".

Ofsted Quotes from the 2015 report

“Staff work in exceptional partnerships with parents and other professionals to provide continuity of learning and care for children”

“Staff share wonderful relationships with all children. Children are happy and confident, and thoroughly enjoy engaging with staff”

“Staff use all opportunities to promote children’s learning and development through high-quality interactions with them during their play” See our Ofsted Report here.


Angela Hughes


Manager, Child Protection

Alison Sayers



Ann Thompson-Smith


Deputy Manager, SENCO

Diana Smith


Deputy Manager

Chris Hillsdon


Deputy SENCO

Sam Parr


Nursery Assistant

Anita Simmons


Nursery Assistant

Jess King


Nursery Assistant

Gill Phillips


Nursery Assistant


We provide an attentive and caring nursery environment for Children from 2 to 5 years and are conveniently located for parents in Catherington, Horndean, Clanfield, Cowplain and Waterlooville.

“Catherington Nursery has a dated rota which parents can sign if they would like to help at a particular session or sessions. Helping at the session enables parents to see what the day-to-day life of the nursery is like and to join in helping the children to get the best out of their activities.” Click here for Parent helper guidelines.

We run a parent group that helps the Nursery with fundraising and all parents/carers are invited to join.


We are affiliated with the Pre-School Learning Alliance and adapt their polices. All of the policies listed below are in force and available upon request at the Nursery.

1) Health and Safety General Standards
2) Safeguarding Children and Child Protection
3) The Role of the Key Person in the Setting and Settling in
4) Parent helper guidelines
5) Use of Mobile Phones and Cameras
6) Achieving Positive Behaviour
7) Maintaining Childrens Safety and Security on Premise


    Autumn/Winter Term 2019:
    Monday 9th Sept – Friday 25th October
    (Half term: Monday 28th Oct – Friday 1st Nov)
    Back on Monday 4th November – Friday 20th December
    (Christmas party Tuesday 17th December 2019)

    Spring Term 2020:
    Monday 6th January – Friday 14th February
    (Half term: Monday 17th – Friday 21st February)
    Back on Monday 24th February – Friday 3rd April
    (Easter holiday Monday 06th April – 17th April)

    Summer Term 2020:
    Monday 20th April – Friday 22nd May
    (Bank holiday closure: Friday 08th May)
    (Half term: Monday 25th May – Friday 29th May)
    Back on Monday 1st June – Friday 17th July
    (Leavers celebration day Friday 17th July 2020)

    Catherington Nursery is open on the following days and times during school term time only.

    Monday - Friday:
    08:30 - 12.00 or 09.00 - 12:00 or 08.30 - 13:00 or 09:00 - 13:00
    or 08:30 - 15:00 or 09:00 - 15:00

    We are able to offer 15 hours government funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds who are eligible to receive it and 30 hours government funding for eligible 3 and 4 year olds.
    If you are not entitled to funding our fees are currently £4.50 per hour.

    Information about us

    To reserve a place please submit the online form here.


We are Located behind Catherington Infant School on Catherington Lane.
We are moments away from Horndean, Clanfield, Cowplain and Waterlooville.
You are welcome to drop in and have a look around, please call ahead for an appointment.
See below for details on how to find us.

023 9259 4697



Catherington Village Hall

Catherington Lane




023 9259 4697

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