On the afternoon of Saturday, 25th September 2021, Sevenoaks Day Nursery is holding a party at the Stag Plaza in Sevenoaks for parents and supporters of the Nursery. One of the things we want to do is to recognise the considerable service that Jean has done for the community in her time at the Nursery.…

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KCC run all sorts of courses, webinars, tutorials etc aimed at improving the knowledge and skills of Early Years Practitioners ; we use them all the time. They also occasionally produce something aimed specifically at parents. And this course would seem to be very appropriate for the times we live in. To quote their website:-…

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We said ‘Goodbye’ to Lisa, our Cook, a couple of weeks ago. Lisa joined us last year at the start of the Pandemic and became a valuable ‘fixture’ as we weathered the first lockdown – we were open all the way through for children of Keyworkers. Sadly, as the Nursery returned to ‘normal’ this year…

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OK that’s a slight exageration. She’s one in 50,000! Stephanie Jenkinson, a parent and one of our Trustees, has signed up for the Virtual London Marathon on Sunday 3rd October. This doesn’t mean she’ll be running virtually; she’ll have to run the full 26 miles 385 yards outside (and not on a treadmill or around…

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I’ve been a little lackadaisical when it comes to bringing you news of the Nursery. I blame it on you-know-what and the anxiety and uncertainty it has brought to most corners of our lives. Apologies. It’s sunny outside as I peer through my living room window – I’ve been working from home since last March…

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Dear Parents/Carers,  Where has this year gone?   Christmas is upon us and I have some important dates for you all.  We are all looking forward to our Christmas Zoom celebration on the 3rd December, to see the children singing and performing a little show for you all to enjoy.  Sadly, we went into our 2nd lockdown and I felt…

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Yes, I know, I know . . . but someone always asks before the clocks go back! We’ll be closing for Christmas at some point on Christmas Eve and be up and running again on Monday 4th January. Only 73 days to go!

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Our very own Jean Sowten has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours List. Normally announced in June, the publication of this year’s list has been delayed by the epidemic (although not in New Zealand, where Kiwi recipients were announced on 6 June). According to the Government website the…

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The following is a letter from Sue Dreksler, Chairman of Trustees, Sevenoaks Day Nursery:- Dear All, Re: New manager I am writing on behalf of the Trustees and Management Committee of the Nursery. As you know, we have been recruiting for a new nursery manager since Jean stepped down from the role earlier in the…

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A letter from Sue Dreksler, Chairman of Trustees: Dear Parents/Guardians, Re: SDN Fees I am writing on behalf of the Trustees of Sevenoaks Day Nursery to let you know the outcome of this year’s fee review. We review the Nursery fees annually. Last year we moved this review from the autumn to the summer so…

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This week sees the start of the demolition of the old nursery building. Opened in 1989 the Nursery was the brainchild of Dr Margaret Bates, who wanted “to allow working mothers, including single parents to place their children safely and happily and give them a social education.”  Margaret had been a Psychiatric Social Worker and…

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She’s at it again! I dunno, you’d have thought one scary dive out of an airplane travelling at 1,000 mph and then falling through the air at the speed of sound until you hit the deck 15,000 feet below would be a once in a lifetime thing, but no, Laura’s going back for a second…

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