St. Mary’s Nursery named as a ‘Top 20 nursery in South East of England’

St. Mary’s Nursery in Henley on Thames has been named as a ‘Top 20 Nursery in the South East of England’ by, the leading UK nursery review website which has 4.5 million visitors per year.

Rob Harmer, Headmaster of St. Mary’s Preparatory School and Nursery said, ‘We are delighted to have been given this award and would like to thank the parents who took the time to review us on The website features 1,975 nurseries in the South East of England, so to have our nursery included in the top 20 is fantastic. I am very proud of our nursery team who care so much about the children here. We all take great delight in seeing the children flourish in our nursery and progress through to the prep school’.

The Top 20 Nursery Awards 2019 highlight the most recommended Nurseries in each region of the UK and the Top 20 Day Nursery Groups in the UK. One parent review of St. Mary’s Nursery said: ‘The staff are wonderful, caring and fun. The activities exceed our expectations. The new classroom and outdoors is the cherry on the top!’

Refurbished in the summer of 2018, the inside classroom at St. Mary’s Nursery was extended and the external play area much improved to the delight of the children. As one happy St. Mary’s boy said ‘I love my nursery!’

St. Mary’s Nursery and Prep school located in the heart of Henley on Thames, offers an education full of excitement, exploration, investigation and discovery. The dedicated nursery team deliver the Early Years Curriculum with an emphasis on the children’s interests and often take their learning outdoors. Music, French and Sport are taught by subject specialist teaching staff, while regular visits to our Outdoor Classroom and other trips in the local area are also planned to further enhance teaching. Nursery children can continue their education at St. Mary’s in the preparatory school which is situated on the same site as the nursery.

St. Mary’s Early Years team are also proud owners of ‘Millie’s Mark’, a special endorsement for ‘Inspiring Excellence in Paediatric First Aid’. This shows that St. Mary’s go above and beyond the national minimum requirement (of having one person with a paediatric first aid certificate in a setting) and ensure that 100% of staff are trained.

The awards are based on the Individual and Group Review Score, as of 30th April 2019. For further information about the awards please visit

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