Fund Raising

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…

Read More High flying Laura

Thank you everyone for your generosity. We have so far raised over:- £400 Having spent some £450,000 on the new nursery, we couldn’t stretch to the garden which, after the winter darkness, ceaseless rain and the close attention of sundry construction workers and their machinery, is looking rather forlorn. Our plans for the garden in…

Read More Garden Fund – thank you

We have a very special treat for our parents and children. Thanks to the generosity of the Hever Festival Theatre we have four tickets for their performance of Ali Baba and The Forty Thieves on Wednesday 29th May (half-term) at 2.30pm. Raffle tickets will be on sale from the Nursery from lunchtime today (1st May)…

Read More Ali Baba tickets – raffle

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…

Read More SDN wins £100,000 grant

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

We had a good turnout last Sunday for our Summer Fayre.  Caroline did an outstanding job organizing some new attractions – the ice cream bike was certainly a hit with me!  And did the Hog Roast taste better this year? In attendance were new Sevenoaks Mayor, Roddy Hogarth with his wife Mary, Councillors Merilyn Canet…

Read More Summer Fayre Success

After walking around 150 miles across the top of the country, Hugh takes a well-earned paddle in the North Sea.  He’s made it!  A fantastic feat (feet?) and a brilliant way to raise funds for the Nursery. If you’ve visited the Nursery recently you will have seen a display in the Lobby tracking Hugh’s progress…

Read More He’s made it!

Hugh Kirby, our Finance Trustee, is undertaking a sponsored walk from Coast-to-Coast, to raise funds for our Nursery.  Today will see him (hopefully) cross the half way point – Keld, in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. The weather hasn’t been all that kind to him . . . But there’s always a bright side . .…

Read More He’s nearly half way!

I have now reached Day 3 of my Coast to Coast walk and am currently crossing the Lake District, not too footsore so far… I’m delighted to say that I have so far been sponsored some £2500 for the new nursery – almost entirely from contacts outside the nursery, as I’ve taken the view that…

Read More He’s Off!

Hugh Kirby, our Finance Trustee, is donning boots, cape and deerstalker to traverse the Country from West to East. He’ll be walking Wainwright’s Coast to Coast (through the Lake District, over the Pennines and across the North York Moors).192 miles, starting out this weekend. He’ll be taking the nursery children with him, (but only in…

Read More Hugh’s Coast-to-Coast Walk

After a highly successful auction of promises last year, we’re holding an even better one this year! The auction is now online until midnight on 7th July when it will be completed during our Family Fun Day on Sunday 8th July at the Community Centre. There are already some very fine items listed on the…

Read More The 2018 Auction :: now live

James Kirby, Trustee Hugh’s son, completed his first ever London Marathon on Sunday.  Along with 40,000 other runners, James toured London’s riverside in the Spring sunshine, but unlike many, he finished in good spirits and good health! In the process, James has raised over £2,000 for the Nursery. HUGE congratulations and thanks from everyone at…

Read More Well done James!