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    Hi All,

    We have a 2 year old and second baby on the way.

    We are keen to find out about nurseries close-by for Commute from Brookwood or Farncombe stations into Waterloo. Out little one will be going 3 days a week so it would be good to know the cost per day, nursery with great standards and any other tips you may have when choosing a nursery in those areas please.

    We are trying to gauge the cost, logistics with runs and nursery that will develop and look well after our little one.


    We have already committed to the move and are currently looking in areas where Brookwood or Farncombe will be our most likely commute stations into Waterloo for work.

    I am trying to map out how we make morning/evening nursery/primary school runs work.

    I was wondering how you make logistics work with Nursery and Primary School runs, making it to the station and catching the train for a normal 9am -430pm work day?

    I was looking at Nurseries and some do open at 730am – 615pm which I suppose could work but how does it work with Primary Schools and how do you ensure you pick your kids on time please?

    Thank you



    Hi Dan

    Please see below information which we hope will help with your decision making.

    The nursery at closet proximity, and there the kindest from a logistical viewpoint is Busy Bees Nursery which is situated in nearby Knaphill. In addition the Nursery has an excellent reputation with families with young children in the area.

    Brookwood station is also very popular with the discerning commuter as you are often much more likely to get a seat during the rush hour. Brookwood station is the station before Woking where the vast majority of commuters board.

    Major Minors has an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted status, which is one of the very few in Surrey. The cost is around £75 per day (8am-6/6:30pm). The cost will vary a few pounds depending on age etc. There is potential that you can arrange a 7:30am drop off on request. You would need to be on the 7:26am train for a 9am start, but the 7:56am for a 9:30am start would work. However these trains are based on Farncombe. There may be better options by driving into Godalming as the trains are more frequent.

    I believe all the prices for the Farncombe nurseries are very similar. Ladybirds nursery and Rocking Horse nursery have a good reputation but don’t look as ‘polished’ as Major Minors. It may be worth joining ‘Godalming mummas/parents’ on Facebook, people are always commenting and asking for recommendations.

    Most schools do breakfast clubs and after school clubs which help with the extended hours. Little Rays is an after school club in Godalming which do pickups from the schools. They also run clubs during the half term breaks/holidays – plenty of parents have recommended this as the children seem to love it!

    If you need any more help please don’t hesitate to contact either our Woking Curchods office or our Godalming Burns & Webber office.

    Woking Curchods: 01483 776644

    Godalming Burns & Webber: 01483 427101 

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