N Tunbridge Wells
18 Mount Ephraim Road
Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1ED
01892 251 241
Open 51 weeks per year
7am – 7pm, Mon – Fri
Standard day: 8am – 6pm
Excluding bank holidays & inset days
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Why N Tunbridge Wells?
Welcome to our Tunbridge Wells nursery, conveniently located in the heart of central Tunbridge Wells near the train station. Every element of this space has been designed to inspire our children. Our nursery in Tunbridge Wells is packed full of features including a dedicated art studio and mini children’s kitchen. Outside, the garden comes complete with a climbing frame, water play area, gardening patch, race track and teepee.
We’re open 7am – 7pm, with no punitive late fees.
The great outdoors
Discover our huge rooftop garden, complete with a water play area, slide and climbing wall.
Inspirationally designed, with specialist rooms, plus the latest air purifying technology.
We support our educators to pursue early years degrees and further studies.
Dedicated art studio & children’s kitchen
A space for children to explore their individual creativity, combining a specialist atelier with a state-of-the-art mini kitchen.
Parents' breakfast bar
Beat the cafe queues and pick up a coffee as you drop-off.
Rethinking Early Years Education
Here at N, we’re on a mission to Rethink Early Years, offering a fresh educational outlook to prepare children for life in the modern world. Working with leading early years experts, we’ve blended our own unique curriculum, taking influence from a variety of learning philosophies including Reggio Emilia, Bruner, Forest School and Montessori. We were recently named the UK’s highest quality nursery group and we believe that our bespoke approach, combined with the learning outlined by the EYFS, supports all of our children to play and explore, be active learners and critical thinkers.
We’ve worked with the former Head of Nutrition at Jamie Oliver, Laura Matthews, to make sure that we deliver a balanced menu that supports every child’s developmental needs. Our chefs prepare fresh meals in our cafe kitchen, everyday. Click here to see this week’s menu.
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The N Tunbridge Wells team
Alice has 8 years of experience in early years education. She loves building bonds with our youngest babies, seeing them grow throughout their experience at nursery until finally leaving for primary school. In her spare time, she enjoys baking and taking trips to the beach.
Ashlee has always had a passion for working with children. For her, being able to mould the next generation’s learning and experiences is invaluable. She loves that every day working with children is going to be different and exciting. In her free time, she enjoys practising yoga, baking and cooking.
Carla joins us from another nursery in Camden, having previously worked as the au pair for 3 children. When she's not at the nursery, she likes walking in the park, catching up on her favourite series on Netflix and listening to music.
Charlotte has over 10 years of experience in early years education. Seeing her own children develop and step into their own personalities inspired her to get into education herself. She’s beyond thrilled to be leading our wonderful team at N Tunbridge Wells to create a warm, ‘home away from home feel for all our children and families.
Daisy was born and raised in Tunbridge Wells. She’s recently finished her Level 2 qualification and will soon be starting her Level 3. She particularly enjoys delivering creative experiences for the children and loves going to see live music performances in her free time.
Dani is from North West London and developed her passion for early years education in her first job as a passenger assistant working with children with SEN. She studied health and social care and has a degree in early childhood education. Dani is particularly interested in learning through play and outdoor learning and has experience with Montessori and Forest School systems.
Helen’s early years career spans 23 years. Most recently, she was the nursery manager of an Outstanding nursery, a role she held for 13 years. She’s committed to ensuring that all the children at N are given the support, experiences and opportunities they need to reach their full potential.
Irma has been a chef for 17 years, having started cooking at a very young age. She’s so excited about cooking up all the delicious meals for the children at N Tunbridge wells. She also enjoys spending time with her family and loves being outdoors.
Jordan’s early years journey began 8 years ago. She started as an unqualified educator 8 years ago, and is now a fully qualified and experienced deputy manager of our Tunbridge Wells nursery. In her spare time, she loves to learn and explore new things and spend time with family.
Front of House
Kate, our Front of House at N Tunbridge Wells, realised her passion for working with children after taking some time away from her career to raise her own young family. She has since volunteered at toddler groups and after school clubs, and is thrilled to be in her new role, greeting all our Tunbridge Wells children every day and putting smiles on their faces!
After spending several years as a teaching assistant in primary schools, Katherine moved into early years to seek out a new challenge. She now has a Level 3 qualification in early years education and loves being able to support the children’s early development. In her spare time she plays electric guitar and practises calligraphy.
Katie was born and raised in Tunbridge Wells. As caretaker of the nursery, she’s proud to be supporting our educators in the upkeep of the environment. In her spare time she loves going on long dog walks and building camps with her younger relatives in the woodlands close to her home.
Having started her early years career as an apprentice, over the last 6 years, Lauren has worked her way up to room manager. She is passionate about supporting children’s learning through creative play - the messier the better! In her free time she enjoys creative writing, reading and spending time with her friends, family and her cat.
Educator - lunch cover
Mary has been an educator for the past 4 years. She loves working with children because every day with them is filled with fun. While working with N, she’d like to continue furthering her early years practice, and in her spare time enjoys cooking and listening to music.
Rachel is a mum of 2 boys, and in her spare time, loves to explore the outdoors with them. She studied costume construction at university before switching gears and becoming an educator, a role she’s now held for over 10 years. She has an Early Years Teacher Status and feels privileged to be a part of the children’s learning journeys.
Sarah’s career in early years began 9 years, having had experience working in nursery settings and as part of the team at Young Epilepsy. She has a Level 3 in social care and is currently studying towards her early years qualification. In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit and spending time with her partner.
Tamara’s passion is to help children discover their unique strengths, especially in learning and decision making. She’s NVQ Level 3 and Management Level 3 qualified and has worked in early years for over 10 years. Outside of N, you will find Tamara out and about seeking to learn new things and make unforgettable memories… and taking photos at every opportunity.