Sevenoaks Day Nursery

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Sevenoaks Day Nursery CIO
Rear of Sevenoaks Community Centre
Otford Road, Sevenoaks TN14 5DN
Tel: 01732 460384  Email: nursery.admin@sdn.org.uk
Reg Charity:1162242, Ofsted:RP536593

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We have sixteen permanent Nursery Staff, four of whom are part-time, the rest are full-time.  Between them they have nearly 150 years’ service with Sevenoaks Day Nursery!

A large majority of our staff is qualified at NVQ level 3 or 4.  Those who aren’t are working towards it and all are enthusiasts of continuous improvement.  We try to have a small number of mature staff who have children and grandchildren and therefore bring their own qualities to the nursery.

All of our staff are permanent employees.  We only employ bank staff (temporary staff) to assist in Club during the long holidays and very occasionally in the Nursery if there is a need for emergency cover.

We don’t have a big staff turnover . . . twelve have been here five years or more and three of these over 10 years.  Whilst these are impressive statistics in themselves, it’s what it means for the children in our care that counts.


Our aim is that all our staff have a first aid qualification, which they are encouraged to update every second year, and that all staff have a basic food hygiene qualification.  New staff without these qualifications will be encouraged to attend courses as soon as possible.

Continuous update of training, such as Child Protection and First Aid, is done as a group within the nursery.  All staff are encouraged to attend.