About Us

Broughton Cottage Day Nursery is a private day nursery located in Dunton Green.  The nursery is based in a beautiful period property set in lovely grounds. We are situated not far from junction 4 of the M25, close to Sevenoaks and Knockholt.

New owners Michelle Aston and John Tomlinson have been busy returning the house and garden to its former very high standard and after gaining our Ofsted registration on the 5th September 2019, we reopened Broughton Cottage as an independent day nursery on 16th September. We are registered for up to 37 children.

Michelle and John’s new venture comes after they worked together at Oaklands Day Nursery in Tonbridge. Oaklands was founded by John’s mother, Pat Tomlinson, in 1990. Michelle was hired four years later, arriving with her 3 year old twins.

Michelle, who successfully managed the nursery for a number of years, is Level Four childcare and Level Three Forest School qualified. 

John joined Oaklands team in 2015, leaving behind a 28-year career in banking. Initially recruited in a finance and marketing capacity, John became passionate about child outcomes and completed a Level Three childcare qualification.

If you have any specific enquiries please use the Contact Us page to get in touch.