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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 Trustees have just approved a policy which provides guidelines for everyone attending or visiting the Nursery, as lockdown measures are relaxed and the Nursery re-opens fully. There is a downloadable pdf copy on the website’s ‘useful Information’ page. Sevenoaks Day Nursery Return to Normal Operations Policy following the Spring 2020 lockdown As part of…

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Dear All, Jean’s resignation and replacement It is with sadness but also a profound sense of admiration that I am writing to tell you that after many years of dedication to our nursery, Jean Sowten has made the decision to step down. Jean has made an extraordinary contribution over many years and has been such…

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It’s exciting to watch progress on our new nursery as the contractors continue to work on site. The heating and air conditioning units and suspended ceiling have been installed.  The canopy and perimeter fencing are now being put in place along with drainage and mains services connection.  The floor layers are inside laying the vinyl…

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Our Contractor has provided us with an updated programme for the building of the new Nursery and I have outlined this in the chart below for your information.    Please be aware that these dates still may change subject to weather and Sevenoaks Town Council’s project plan for their refurbishment of the Community Centre. Tue 25…

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Working with the Manager and Staff we have put together four Parent Surveys which will help us understand your vision for the new building and some of your feedback on the the service we are providing.  These surveys will be published and put in children’s room pockets over a 4 week period.  They are anonymous…

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New Lease Arrangements with Sevenoaks Town Council The Trustees and our Solicitors have been working closely with Sevenoaks Town Council’s solicitors, for a number of months, to agree details for our new Lease and Lease Agreement. Finally, all has been agreed and both documents have now been signed.   Whilst the build for our new nursery…

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Sharing Information about Our New Building Project Planning Permission, Internal and External Layout We submitted the planning application documents for our new building to Sevenoaks Planning Department in January and planning permission was granted in March. Here’s the internal layout. Each of the three main rooms are larger than its existing counterpart.  And you’re right,…

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Sharing Information about Our New Building Project Our building project for the new Nursery is progressing well and during the next few months we shall be sharing with you on a regular basis, information about its progress. I have listed below information that we shall be sending out by email. You will also be find…

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Sevenoaks Day Nursery was awarded a grant of £100,000 earlier this year towards the cost of rebuilding our nursery. The grant came from Sevenoaks District Council’s Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), which is a sort of tax collected from companies that are undertaking building projects in the District. A lot of preparation went into our bid…

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SDN are holding a Jumble Sale at the Community Centre on 22nd April 2018 between 1.30pm – 4pm.  Entrance will be £1 for adults and free for children. COME AND GRAB A BARGAIN! Clothing, books, toys, bric-a-brac, CD’s, DVD’s, games and much more. Tea, coffee, soft drinks & cakes available on the day too… FANCY…

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Dear Parents, You may have seen in the Chronicle this week that STC has taken the decision to revise their ambitious plans to rebuild the Community Centre, and you will be wondering what the implications are for the Nursery’s future. The councillors’ recent decision to redevelop the current Community Centre building instead was a result of escalating…

Read More A Message from the Trustees

Sevenoaks Day Nursery are looking for new people (parents, work colleagues and family members) to join the Management Committee.  This committee is responsible for the operational control of the Nursery.  There are between six to eight meetings a year and they’re a great chance to give some time and support to this wonderful charity.  We…

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The Management Committee needs new parent representatives to help the Nursery.  We need a handful of parents who can attend the above Committee meetings, help organise events and do some simple fundraising for the Nursery.  This is a great chance to meet new people and have a bit of fun!  Email Caroline if you’re interested.

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As the new build is only around 18 months away now, we have lots of fundraising to squeeze into the next 10 months.  We are hoping to have a children’s disco, another family fun day and possibly a quiz night.  Also, Hugh Kirby, our Finance Trustee is doing a sponsored walk for the Nursery and his son,…

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Sevenoaks Day Nursery has always prided itself on being up-to-date with Government policies and new legislation.  We are currently getting the nursery ready for the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which are being introduced on 25th May 2018.  We will be sending out a letter to everyone detailing what this means to each and everyone…

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