Opened by HRH the Countess of Wessex in 2001, Attwood Farm Nursery School is situated in a beautiful converted 16th century barn on a 100 acre farm in the Wealden hamlet of Bodle Street Green, in East Sussex



Based on the principles of the Montessori teaching method and run in a traditional way, the nursery and pre-school has operated successfully  for 21 years and has a fantastic reputation.


Privately owned by Nick and Lindsay, Attwood Farm Nursery School endeavours to make every child's day a special, fun packed learning experience, while using the farm to tie in with projects and the ever changing seasons. The children are able to feed orphan lambs and our two miniature donkeys,  care for small animals, feed the ducks and chickens, explore and have the freedom to run around in a safe environment. This environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children's development and learning.


Attwood Farm Nursery School is registered with Ofsted and the East Sussex Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership. The Montessori teaching system works well within the early years framework, relating to learning, development and welfare. 


The newly revised Early Years Inspection Framework (2022), as recommended by Ofsted, has been embraced by all the staff as Attwood Farm Nursery School. 


Our delicious, home-cooked food is prepared daily by our resident Cordon Bleu cook. All the food is freshly prepared in the school kitchen with taste, nutrition and the children's well being in mind. Lunchtime provides a valuable social and interactive experience on a daily basis. The meals are enjoyed by the children and well received by the parents. 

Key Features

  • Open 46 weeks per year with full-time and term-time sessions.
  • Open Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 4.30pm and 8.30am to 1.30pm Friday (Early and late stay possibilities upon request).
  • Free settling-in sessions.
  • Graduate led nursery.
  • Montessori qualified staff members.
  • Vastly experienced, primary school qualified pre-school teacher.
  • Excellent school lunches, with level 3 qualified food and hygiene, Cordon Bleu cook.
  • Former state enrolled nurse on the staff role.
  • Farm led Forest School activities spread across the 100 acre setting.
  • Continued grant funding for our successful promotion of exercise and healthy eating.

Interactive Learning Journey

On completion of registration, each child is signed up to our online Learning Journey, which works through the internet. All aspects of your child's day, development and observations are available to each individual parent on a daily basis. Notifications of this are sent via text message from 'Tapestry'. Each child receives a minimum of two long observations a term, which provides a more in depth analysis of their current development.


Your child's Learning Journey can only be accessed by someone who has the password (made and controlled by you). For more information, please contact Nick or Google ''.  


This Learning Journey enables parents to input their home activities, holidays, visits and special milestones in development, which is relayed back to their nursery teachers.



Once your child has left Attwood Farm Nursery School, their Learning Journey is emailed to you as a PDF and Zip file for you to download and keep.