• How to book a Nursery school place?

  • Welcome to Papillon Nursery

    ” The foundations for virtually every aspect of human development – physical, intellectual and emotional – are laid in early childhood.
    What happens during these early years has lifelong effects on many aspects of health and wellbeing – from obesity, heart disease and mental health, to educational achievement and economic status.”

    Sir Michael Marmot Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health UCL

    The Marmot Review 2010

  • Our Classes

    Our preschool programme has two dedicated classes
  • Our curriculum at Papillon is broad and balanced and uses a variety of teaching methods to support children’s differing learning styles. We recognise that play is an essential and powerful tool for learning, especially when supported and extended by skilful adults who provide relevant resources and join in children’s play when appropriate. Our planning for children’s learning and development is informed by observations of children during daily activities; their interests, fascinations and learning styles together with parental input. A child’s keyperson uses this information to plan for the individual child’s next steps in their learning and development pathway.

    • Caterpillar Class
      • Children from 22 months to 3+ years
    • Butterfly Class
      • Children from 3+ to 5 years
  • Our environment is designed to foster the development of HAPPY, HEALTHY, CARING, CONFIDENT, CURIOUS AND RESILIENT children who are ideally prepared to move on to and thrive at primary school.

    • Comprehensive reporting on individual learning and development
    • Individual attention in a small-class setting
    • Positive learning environment for your child
    • The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework
    • Ofsted registered
    • Learning & Fun

      We provide a good balance of child initiated and teacher directed activities.

    • Our Nursery School

      We have been providing outstanding care and education for children for over 21 years
      in a warm, friendly, home from home setting in the centre of Tunbridge Wells. Our facilities include a delightful mature garden which is used daily.

  • See Our Nursery Photo Gallery!

    • ‘Papillon – it is super. You creatively engage the children and really capture their interest and imagination. It is a safe, friendly, respectful and stimulating environment. Brilliant activities and a great structured approach which is so important for children.’

    • ‘A nurturing environment where each child can feel comfortable and be themselves.’
      ‘Safe, secure, fun, organised, caring staff, well resourced, creative.’
      ‘Very imaginative artwork.’

    • ‘I can honestly say it has been a fantastic experience. The staff are all amazing and so kind and caring. The activities are well thought out and organised and the things my child has created and participated in this year have been inspired.’

    • ‘It is a very well run and happy place for children to attend. I feel that the teachers truly know every child. The fact it has run for so long with a low staff turnover only proves it is a wonderful nursery with happy teachers and children.’

    • ‘Papillon is a very friendly and welcoming nursery. Everyone is approachable and it is very easy to see how happy all the children are in your care. The high quality of care given to the children is overwhelmingly obvious.’

    • ‘Great staff, good planning of activities and a great garden.’
      ‘The longevity of the staff team speaks volumes.’
      ~~ These and other testimonials can be viewed at the nursery at any time. ~~

  • Children's Testimonials

  • ‘The best thing about Papillon is everything.’

    ‘I love this nursery it is so happy.’

    ‘I missed nursery – I wanted to come back.’

    ‘I love it here.’

    ‘I love playing on the grass and smelling the herbs.’

    ‘We have lots of fun.’





  • Contact Us

    Our postal address and contact details
    • Postal Address

      Papillon Nursery School
      1 Lansdowne Road
      Tunbridge Wells
      TN1 2NG

    • Phone & E-mail

      01892 537 723
      For enquiries only

    • Sessions

      Monday – Friday
      8:45am – 12:00
      8:45am – 1:00pm
      8:45am – 4:00pm
      We offer 2, 3, or 5 sessions
      during term time only.