Welcome to Nivan Lodge Pre-school                               Nursery!

    50 Years in Tunbridge Wells !

Nivan Lodge has been looking after little people in Tunbridge Wells for over 50 years, and in the same ownership for the past 30 years.



Taking Bookings now for Summer Term 2022


Autumn 2022 (and beyond!)




Unfortunately due to Covid we have not been able to allow visitors into the nursery whilst it is in operation. We hope that this will change as the Covid situation improves. Please click on the virtual tour button below to give you a sense of what we do and who we are, and contact us on the email address or telephone number at the top of the column on the left for more information.


An Introduction to our Nursery

Nivan Lodge is a 30 place pre-school nursery set in the spacious King Charles the Martyr Hall near the Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells.

The nursery is mornings only and runs within school term time.

The nursery has been established for over 50 years and been under the same ownership for 30 years. 


Nivan Lodge - Main Nursery

Nivan Lodge provides a warm, safe environment for children aged from rising three until ready for school, with a dedicated team of highly qualified staff providing a varied range of activities and equipment for play, learning and fun.


If places are available children can start at any time during term-time although our main intake is in September. To ensure continuity, priority is automatically given from one term to the next to existing Nivan children, and waiting lists are then prioritised by siblings and Little Nivan children and then by order of birth.


The nursery is open all weekday mornings, Term Time only (following generally the Kent term-time calendar), 9 - 12 noon.


'Lunch Club' is an optional additional hour for those parents who require that bit of extra time and is available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12.00 noon - 1.00pm. Children need to bring their own packed lunch as unfortunately we are not able to prepare food on the premises.


Little Nivan

Little Nivan is our area for the younger children (from 2yrs) who otherwise might find mixing with the older children a bit daunting. This area is supervised by an increased staff to child ratio of 1:4,  and a tailor-made curriculum and facilities for this younger age group.


We find that children progress from Little Nivan into the main nursery environment easily and with little or no anxiety as they move up with established friends and confidence into an already very familiar (albeit larger) environment.


Funded Places

We are able to offer places to children eligible for Early Years Funding for 3 year old's, and are able to offer a limited number of 'Free For Two' (FF2) places.