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N Tunbridge Wells
Hanover House
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

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.

Open Longer

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.

Beautiful spaces

Inspirationally designed, with specialist rooms, plus the latest air purifying technology.

Always learning

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.


Find out more about our education programme

Our approach

The N Tunbridge Wells team


Room Manager

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.


Room Manager

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.


Room Manager

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.


Nursery Manager

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.



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.


Educator - lunch cover

Ebony became an educator as she’s always loved working with children and seeing them grow into individuals. They always put a smile on her face and help to bring out her inner creativity. She currently holds a Level 2 in childcare and hopes to continue with her studies to keep furthering her practice.


Educator - lunch cover

Freya has always wanted to work with children. She loves creating strong bonds with children and parents and working in partnership with families to give children the very best start possible. She has a Level 2 early years qualification and likes to spend time with friends and family in her spare time.



Georgia has worked in several nursery settings, including Outstanding nurseries. She has a Level 3 in childcare and is currently working towards her Level 5. In her spare time, she enjoys getting creative with some arts and crafts.



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.



Jennifer has worked in early years since leaving school, having started her career as an apprentice. She’s since completed her foundation degree in childhood studies and is current working towards her bachelors degree. She loves delivering arts and crafts experiences to the children and engaging them in messy play - the messier the better!


Deputy Manager

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.



Katie’s career in education spans over 10 years, having progressed to nursery manager at her previous setting. She loves working with children as they make each day special. Outside of nursery life, she loves spending time with her own little boy.


Room Manager

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.


Apprentice Educator

After completing her A Levels, Martha started studying towards a degree in criminology. Having discovered that this wasn’t quite the right path for her, she decided to pursue her passion for working with children. In her free time, she enjoys going out to eat, to the cinema and shopping with friends.


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.



Having grown up in a big family, Lola has always been around children, and developed a love for supporting their growth. She has a Level 3 qualification and strives to keep improving upon her current experience and knowledge. In her spare time, she enjoys baking and doing make-up as well as travelling.


Deputy Manager

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.