On Jul 2, 2020 By Rachel Lawler, Early Years Alliance Early years providers will no longer need to keep children in small, consistent groups within settings from 20 July onwards, according to the latest update from the Department for Education (DfE). The new guidance says that from 20 July onwards providers will not have to keep children…Read More Rules on “bubbles” to be relaxed on 20 July
It is clear that there is demand for Summer Club this year and, assuming the battle against COVID-19 continues to go our way, we will open on Monday 20th July (official Kent hols start on 23rd July). The Government/DfE have promised to give the final OK on July 4th and we’re now taking bookings on…Read More Summer Club 20th July to 28th August
The past couple of weeks has been a busy time and an often very confusing one . . . . . to say the least. The Government has published many dozens of Guides for all areas of industry and commerce and many apply to us. The most recent specialist Guide is this one: coronavirus-covid-19-early-years-and-childcare-closures It…Read More Responding to Events – Keyworkers – Fees – Childcare Arrangements – Club – The Future
It’s an early Easter this year and a very strange holiday; Thursday 2nd April to Wednesday 15th April with Bank Holidays (when we’re not open) on Friday 10th and Monday 13th. I was hoping that we’d be able to open Club from the Monday before until the Friday after, but that’s not possible while Hollybush…Read More Bookings for Easter Club now being taken
If you’ve been looking at the posts on this site you could be forgiven for thinking nothing’s been happening at the Nursery since September! Nothing could be further from the truth. The New BuildingIt has been manic trying to sort out our new building; Katherine and Rachel have been coordinating with Ros, who has been…Read More What’s happening?
Summer’s on its way! Honest!Well, Summer Club that is. Club will be opening its doors for the Summer on Wednesday 24 July and they’ll stay open until Friday 30 August (but not on Bank Holiday Monday, 26 August).Brittany and Lydia will be back for their third year in a row and one of my lovely…Read More Book now for Summer Club
Easter Club 2019 Over the Easter holiday the children coming to Club, along with a few older members of the nursery, took part in a host of Easter themed crafts and activities to get into the celebratory spirit. We started by making sure the room was looking festive and full of springtime colours. We made…Read More Overrun by rabbits!
On Monday 8th April we’ll be welcoming back a horde of familiar faces in the Club Room. I’ll be cowering in my office in the corner! No, really, it’s a joy to hear them all enjoying themselves. And they do! My Nursery colleagues make big efforts to plan interesting, challenging and pleasurable things for them…Read More Easter Club – Book Now!
There are a few places left for Club this Christmas. Only two days available: Thursday 20th and Friday 21st. If you’d like a place, please call James asap. The cost is £30 per day and this includes lunch and snacks.Read More Club 20th & 21st December – BOOK NOW!
One of the great things about Club is the amount of effort our team puts into making it interesting and enjoyable for the children. This year’s Autumn Club, ably led by Susie and gamely supported by Alice (who definitely has a creative bent!), set to work on this:- Is it Art? You betcha! I think…Read More What is Art?
We asked the children what they thought of their time at Club. Here are a few of their comments:- I really enjoyed the dance parties where we played with balloons and danced to different music I liked to play on the field with the big bikes and the slide I really like colouring I had…Read More Here’s what they thought of Club
Peter Pan flew into Club this Summer! The running theme throughout the summer was J M Barrie’s famous story. Children were encouraged to immerse themselves in the adventures of Wendy, John and Michael, Tiger Lily, Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys and, of course, the evil Captain Hook. They produced back drops, pictures, models (including real…Read More Peter Pan finds Lost Boys
It’s been a couple of months since my last post – no news is good news? Well, there hasn’t been a great deal to talk about really. Travis Perkins has been knocking seven bells out of the site next door. It has been noisy, but they put up a sound barrier for us and supplied…Read More Silence is Golden
Summer Club will be open from Wednesday July 25th to August 31st (but not August Bank Holiday Monday). It is open to alumni of Sevenoaks Day Nursery up to the age of 12 – although, to be fair, not many 12 year olds want to spend their day with children half their age! This year…Read More Summer Club – Bookings now being taken
This is an early call for Spring Club. Club will be open from Tuesday 29th May (after Spring Bank Holiday Monday) until Friday 1st June. Ex-Nursery children up to 12 years old are welcome. Club is a great chance for our alumni to meet up with their old Nursery friends. The cost is £30 per…Read More Spring Club :: 29th May – 1st June
A warm welcome back to all the ‘old’ boys and girls who are attending Club over the next fortnight. They’ll spend the Easter Holiday with us and get the chance to catch up with old friends while pursuing all sorts of specially prepared activities.Read More Club News