Little Harriers Motessori Day Nurseries
Little Harriers Motessori Day Nurseries
Cranleigh:    01483 277 299
Lavant:    01243 786 541
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About Us

Little Harriers was established in 2004 by Husband and Wife team Mike and Lucy Verbrugge.  Lucy completed her BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies and then went on to qualify as an Early Years Teacher through Chichester University. Lucy is also a fully qualified Montessori Directress and has over 20 years of experience in Early Years.

Mike is a fully qualified Early Years Practitioner, Archery Instructor and Forest School Leader. Mike has over 20 years’ experience working with children ranging from Early Years up to year six.

Mike and Lucy have 3 daughters – all of whom have attended Little Harriers Cranleigh nursery and are now at school.

The family attend Cranleigh Baptist Church.


Mike, Lucy & Eve Verbrugge

Lavant House nursery was the ideal location for a second nursery, not just because of its beautiful rural surroundings but also because of Lucy’s love of Chichester having grown up with a childhood spent there.



Lunsfold Park and Lavant House both offer the perfect settings for a nursery, with wide open spaces offering a haven of tranquillity in which our children can explore nature in all its beauty yet easy to reach Chichester and Guildford for working families. Both sites have 24hr security.

Little Harriers also has an electronic door system which allows parents to enter the nursery using a personalised key fob. These key fobs are only issued to parents of the nursery and are a far more convenient way of entering the building to drop off and collect the children.

We also invite you to look at our 'WEB CAM'. Only parents are given the username and password and are free to look at it any time during nursery hours.


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Dhe food at Little Harriers is of an exceptionally high standard, with all meals made freshly on-site everyday at our Cranleigh site.  Our Head Chef, Gerry, has been feeding the Little Harriers children for over 14years. The children are all very fond of Gerry and regularly put in requests for their favourite meals.

During the warmer months, the Pre-school grow and harvest vegetables and herbs from their garden and bring items in for Gerry to use that day. The children also benefit this time of year from outdoor picnics, which are enjoyed by all!

We can discuss any special dietary requirements that you have – Gerry is very accommodating and creative with her cooking.


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Below are some of Little Harriers awards and affiliates:
Graded 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in 2008/2009   Graded 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in 2010/2011   Graded 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in 2014/2015   Surrey County Council Early Years Quality Assurance Scheme   Meningitis Aware logo   Forest School Association  
National Day Nurseries Association
Out of School Alliance
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