Sevenoaks Day Nursery keeping in touch Rachel set up a Facebook Group last month (when you’re in Facebook just search for “Sevenoaks Day Nursery keeping in touch”) so parents can swap ideas and stories, moan about their partner, let each other know what’s going on, ask advice and generally socialise whilst keeping a minimum of…Read More Join our Facebook Group
I popped into the Nursery this morning; Scottish Power wanted a meter reading, so I thought I’d oblige and take the chance to say ‘hello’ to everyone. As I ambled onto the tennis court I could see Rachel lugging some large bits of wood towards the high garden gates and then Laura came round the…Read More Today in the Nursery
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
Carol and I have only been cooped up together for a day and a half so far (I had to go in yesterday to prepare the month’s payroll) and she’s driving me nuts. To be fair, I’m probably driving her nuts too. And I suspect it’s as much to do with each of us thinking…Read More Staying at home and avoiding madness
Friday 13th March seems a lifetime away now, doesn’t it? But before we were all engulfed in crisis, Jean stood down as Manager and the staff and children put on a special afternoon for her. On reflection, that was an auspicious time to hold it. Just a week later and it would have been a…Read More Jean’s Party
All nurseries have been asked to close indefinitely from Friday. However, places need to be available for children of key workers and vulnerable children. We won’t be told who the key workers are until tomorrow. So at this stage we don’t know what it means for Sevenoaks Day Nursery or for the future of your…Read More Today’s news
Dear Parents and Carers, Coronavirus/Covid-19 Update I am writing to let you know the latest information and actions the Nursery is taking amid a rapidly changing situation. The Nursery is following the Government’s latest guidance for educational settings which can be found athttps://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19 As you will be aware, regular updates from the authorities are being…Read More Coronavirus update from Sue Dreksler
Of course we are following daily advice from the DoE and PHE and, if you’re interested, the latest guidance for educational settings is here:- https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19but I thought the following NHS you tube video aimed at children might come in handy.Read More Helping children wash their hands properly
As Jean takes a back seat at the Nursery and hands over the reins to Rachel, I thought you might like a brief summary of why the Trustees asked her to take over as Acting Nursery Manager. Rachel has been with us since July 2012 when she arrived as a young, wet-behind-the-ears, newly, fully-qualified childcare…Read More Who is Rachel?
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
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
The news of Jean stepping down has led to a great many parents asking if they can contribute to a gift to show their appreciation for her tireless efforts to improve the lot of children everywhere over the years. Needless to say we, the staff, were unprepared for this . . . although I can’t…Read More A gift for Jean
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…Read More A letter from the Trustees
This is the time of year when recent excessive spending can catch up with us. For most of us, at worst, it just results in a modest tightening of belts, but for some it can lead to anxiety, depression and worse. I’ve just read this story on the BBC website. It’s a common enough story…Read More Money problems?
Just before we moved, our local Environmental Health Officer paid us a surprise visit. Susie was on duty in the kitchen that day and obviously made a good impression, because he was very pleased with what he saw. But he wanted to inspect the kitchen in the new nursery building before he finalised his views,…Read More New Food Hygiene Rating
07341 921064 Vodafone erroneously instructed BT to disconnect our phone line from today! No phone and no email . . . . for up to ten working days; the time it’ll take BT to set up a new connection. Unbelievable.They’re delivering a mobile WiFi hotspot tomorrow (whatever that is!) which will get us back onto…Read More How to contact us
Well, it happens to the best laid plans; we’ve received an email from Linda Larter, Sevenoaks Town Clerk, that the planned work on Monday 3rd February has (in her words) been cancelled. We don’t know the ins and outs at this stage, but were keen to let you know as soon as possible. If we…Read More Now open on Monday 3rd February
Just when we thought everything was going smoothly . . . . we’ve just been informed by Linda Larter, Sevenoaks Town Clerk, that UK Power Networks will be installing a new electrical power supply at the Community Centre on Monday 3rd February. This means there will be no power supply to the Nursery – no…Read More Monday 3rd Feb – Closed for the day
Apologies again for the 2 day closure, but it was worth it! After two days of sorting, cleaning, moving, hefting, fixing, washing, head scratching, trips to the dump, stacking, dragging, pushing, laughing, crying, sweating, prepping, hoovering, dusting, sticking, hanging, tea drinking, sweeping, wiping, lifting, dropping, breaking and repairing we are pleased to announce that the…Read More We’re in. Phew!