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Tel: 01342 718778

E-mail: copthornekinders@outlook.com

About Copthorne Kinders Day Nursery

Inside Copthorne Kinders Nursery

Copthorne Kinders is located within Acorns Leisure Club in the village of Copthorne, West Sussex which is set amongst a beautiful woodland area. The children benefit from the freedom to explore their natural environment as well accessing a range of opportunities to challenge and extend their learning within a warm yet stimulating setting.

You and your little ones will receive a warm welcome at our small friendly day Nursery, pre-school and out of school club caring for children aged 3 months-11 years old.

We have a qualified, mature, experienced and committed team who are dedicated to providing the best care for every child. We believe children learn when they are treated with respect and as an individual. Through support and praise children can achieve high self –esteem and achieve to their highest capability.

The nursery benefits from being in a controlled secure area within the health club. In addition, all the children are able to make use of the fantastic facilities at Acorn Leisure. Our outdoor area offers children the chance to play and explore in a safe, walled garden. The children can also explore the woodland area around us and enjoy walks to the duck pond.

Bad weather does not stop play at Copthorne Kinders! We have lots of fun in the squash courts and dance studio, where children can enjoy physical play, dancing and playing team games.

Contact the team on 01342 718778 for more information.

Acorns Health and Leisure club is set in a beautiful location and offers the following facilities:

  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Steam room
  • Classes
  • Squash
  • Tennis
  • Therapists, beauty and physio
  • Café
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Meet the team

Our team of nursery practitioners work together drawing on their knowledge and experience to provide children with the best possible start in life .Through high self- esteem every child can achieve.

We do this by complying with health and safety, through education, and adhering to the guidelines set out by Ofsted, the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the National standards. We follow a safe recruitment of staff procedure, references are obtained and Disclosing and barring checks are carried out (DBS).


We have a committed team of 8 qualified practitioners who combine their skills and experience to provide quality childcare unique to every child. Within our team staff hold the following qualifications:
  • Safeguarding
  • Paediatric first aid certificates level 3
  • Food hygiene level 2
  • NVQ level 2 certificates
  • NVQ Level 3 certificates
  • Early childhood Foundation degree (Level 5)

Tracey O’Dwyer
Nursery manager

Copthorne Kinders was established 10 years ago following my ambition to provide quality childcare through recognising every child as an individual, hence their care should be unique to their specific needs. I am married with 2 children now aged 21 and 18! Hence I have experienced childcare from a parent and professional perspective. I started my training in 1980 with the NNEB qualification, (National Nursery Nursing Exam Board) worked as a private nanny, playgroup supervisor, voluntary worker in schools, crèche manager and then completed the Early Years Foundation degree /level 5. To date I am about to complete my BA Honours degree in Early Childhood /level 6.

Eliane Terrington
Deputy Manager

My ambition has always been to work with young children, I enjoy extending children’s learning and development through play. Having managed a pre-school I decided to further my career in childcare and gained the position of deputy manager at Copthorne Kinders. My qualifications are NVQ Level 3 in childcare, Early Years Foundation Degree /level 5, to date I am about to complete my BA Honours degree in Early Childhood /level 6

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Copthorne Kinders Day Nursery, Acorns Leisure, Copthorne, RH10 3PG

Telephone: 01342 718778
Email: copthornekinders@outlook.com

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