Learning about the world around us


Rosemount is a family owned business. It was opened by Marilyn Sparks in April 1996 following years of fostering children in her home. On her retirement in 2007, Marilyn’s son in law, Ed Smith, took over Rosemount and both his children have been educated there.

                                                 Ed Smith – Proprietor


Rosemount prides itself on being an independent, family owned business. We combine unstructured play with traditional teaching methods where the older children are taught phonics, number work and other skills, such as baking, craft making and art, in small groups.

As well as preparing children for academic life, we also teach them about nature and the environment. We grow fruit and vegetables, which the children harvest and we encourage children to have respect for animals, including the bugs and other creatures who visit our mature garden.

We are a vegetarian nursery and through our work we support charities that help and protect vulnerable animals and children.

Download our most recent Ofsted Report below.


Rosemount is set over the ground floor of a large detached 1930’s family home, providing a homely, relaxed environment where children can learn and develop.

Ed employs a team that is enthusiastic and very well qualified, many with higher qualifications or teacher status.

There is a well-stocked library, art room, active playroom and a spacious light conservatory for various activities.

The beautiful garden has been carefully planned to incorporate a grass lawn, a wooden decking platform with wooden play equipment for imaginative and active play, a paved area with water and sand trays and areas for children to develop an understanding and appreciation of nature and wildlife in a natural setting.

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