About Oak Cottage

Oak Cottage was established in 1963. We became a Community Interest Company in 2019.

We have an experienced management team that are responsible for ensuring the long term sustainability of the nursery; Oak Cottage Manager and Director Gemma Bonwick (Bachelor of Arts Degree- Professional studies in Learning and Development- Brighton University), Business Manager and Director Stacey Hall and Deputy Manager Lisa Harris.

'I have worked at Oak Cottage for 19 years and been manager since 2015 and love every moment of it (yes even the tough days). It's a privilege to work with such an amazing team who all work together to create a nurturing and caring environment for the babies and children in our care. We are lucky to be based in a community like Woodingdean – the support parents have shown to our nursery is fantastic and we are now working with the children of children that came to the nursery when they were young'

Gemma Bonwick Nursery Manager and Director (Bachelor of Arts degree in Learning and development - Brighton University)


Oak Cottage Nursery is registered with the Governments official standards body OFSTED. We are extremely proud of achieving three Outstanding judgements consecutively (2007,2009 & 2015), followed by our current Good judgement under the new education inspection framework (2019) reflecting our commitment, dedication and passion for continuous improvement. For the full Ofsted report please go to www.ofsted.gov.uk.

''My little one loves his nursery and staff are amazing too''

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