We are an Outstanding family Day Nursery, not a chain, and we run our Nursery accordingly. Your child is as special to us as he or she is to you and will become a part of our family, within the Nursery.

The Nursery was originally established in 1985, and registered with the Department For Education,  as a school, in 1987. It was opened by Geraldine Gibson, a fully qualified teacher, to offer a program of full child care and early years education, for children up to the age of five years. The Nursery was re-registered in 2003 as a Day Nursery in order to enable younger children and babies to be able to attend. It is surrounded by fields and trees, and is set in two acres, with an additional Forest School garden with trees to climb, a pond to explore and amazing muddy digging pit.

High House Day  Nursery offers pre school care and education to  babies and children from 3 months and is open from 7.45 am to 6 pm. The day nursery is open for the full year, closing during the Christmas break only. Situated in a farmhouse, on the borders of Hertfordshire and Essex, near Bishop’s Stortford, close to Stansted Airport we are walking distance of the Terminal with trains and transport links to London.

High House has received an ‘Outstanding’ grading in all areas for the past two inspections. A brief summary of some of the points raised are below:

“Partnership with parents are exceptional and a particular strength at the setting.”

“The nursery provides a rich and vibrant learning environment where the children are highly stimulated…”

“Children flourish and make excellent progress in their learning and development…”

“Extremely effective safeguarding practices are implemented by staff to promote children’s well-being and ensure their safety at all times.”

“The management team show a strong focus and passionate drive to provide excellent care and learning for children. Staff are highly motivated and work exceptionally well together…”