Highwood Nursery

Highwood Nursery

Welcome to Highwood Nursery. We operate at Brockenhurst College’s main campus and are rated GOOD by Ofsted. We provide services for three different age groups, offering a range of reasonably priced childcare options for Brockenhurst College staff, students and the wider community.

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Age groups

Click on the images below to find out more about each of our settings.

Key information


3 months – 2 years £6.25 per hour

2 – 3 years £6.20 per hour

3 years plus £6.15 per hour

We offer a 10% discount for the oldest child, where there are two or more children attending from the same family, until either child starts claiming statutory Early Years Education funding.

Nursery meals are charged separately – current prices can be found in our brochure.

College staff and self-paying students:

3 months – 2 years £6.15 per hour

2 – 3 years £6.10 per hour

3 years plus £6.05 per hour

We are not able to offer a fee reduction for college staff or students with children over 3 years old.


Due to high demand for places, we now operate a strict minimum requirement of two sessions a week as a minimum. Please see our Baby Unit and Nursery Sessions Policy and Early Years Education and Funding Policy, as well as our Nursery Hours Guidance. These documents can be found in our brochure. If you require more specific information, please contact us.

Childcare vouchers

We participate in a variety of childcare voucher schemes. Please speak to the Nursery Manager about paying nursery fees using a voucher scheme.

Sickness and absence

Due to strict staffing ratios, full fees will apply if your child is sent home due to sickness or is absent for any reason, even with prior notification. Individual circumstances may be reviewed at the manager’s discretion in the event of long-term sickness and/or hospitalisation if in excess of 4 weeks.


No charge will be made for Bank Holidays or any scheduled Nursery closure. Children with Early Years Education (EYE) funding over 38 weeks will not usually attend nursery during school holidays. You can book paid sessions during school holidays, providing you give two weeks of notice. Please note that parents of children attending for the full 50 weeks a year, or on EYE stretched funding, will have full fees applied if their child is taken out of the setting for any reason, such as a family holiday.

Nursery and pre-school settling sessions

We will provide up to three settling sessions, giving you and your child a chance to get to know staff. These sessions will help your child settle into a routine. Nursery staff will discuss settling sessions with you when you book your child’s place.

Early Years Education funding

We offer the Universal Early Years Education Funding for all 3-year-olds from the term after their third birthday, plus extended 30-hour funding for parents/carers who are eligible, as well as specific two-year funding for children who meet the criteria. Any additional hours or meals over and above the free entitlement will be charged at the normal rate. For further information please speak to the Nursery Manager.

Opening Times

We aim to be as flexible as possible in order to fit around busy lives. The facilities at Highwood Nursery are open from Monday to Friday 7:45am – 6:00pm. We are open 50 weeks of the year. We are closed on Bank Holidays and for two weeks over Christmas and the New Year usually linked with the Hampshire school holidays. We also close for two staff training days per year, dates are given to parents in advance.

Sessions at the Nursery may be booked on an hourly basis. However, we require that your child attends a minimum of four hours a day. These sessions will need to be between 8:00am – 1:00pm or 1:00pm – 6:00pm.

One month’s written notice is required if you no longer wish your child to attend the Nursery, or if you need to change your child’s hours. Occasional alterations can be made if staffing allows, but this must be confirmed in advance with a senior member of staff. Hours must be adhered to due to the required staffing ratios.

In the event of your late arrival collecting your child you will be charged for any extra time at your normal rate if it is before 6:00pm. After 6:00pm you will be charged £7.50 per half-hour.

Highwood Nursery

Brockenhurst College
Lyndhurst Road
SO42 7ZE.

Contact Details

01590 625332