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…Read More Parent Surveys
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…Read More New Lease
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,…Read More Sevenoaks Day Nursery New Build
If your child is leaving this Summer we would really appreciate it if you could confirm their official leaving date as soon as you are able. We do request at least 4 weeks notice in writing, either by written note or email. We will be running a Holiday Club in the Summer (£30 per day). …Read More If your child is leaving this Summer
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…Read More Sevenoaks Day Nursery New Build
From the National Children’s Bureau: A new educational resource has been developed by the National Crime Agency (NCA) to help keep young children safe from online sexual abuse and exploitation. The resource, to be used by practitioners, teachers and parents with four- to-seven-year-olds, is based upon a three-episode animation series called Jessie & Friends. There…Read More Online Safety for your child
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
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!
Here’s a link to the new, free learning course for parents, all about a child’s oral health: Children’s Oral Health Advice Programme. You don’t need to sign up, just go-ahead and dive in! And here’s some more introductory bumf:- Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with the Faculty of Dentistry, the…Read More Children’s Oral Health
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!
This week I received a poster for The Festival Theatre at Hever Castle. From 4th May to 30th August this year’s festival will include shows for all the family. Take a look: Theatre is such a great experience for children and Alison, from The Festival, would be happy to offer a discount to our nursery…Read More Early ideas for the Summer
If you’ve ever fancied having a go at fire walking, now’s your chance. On Saturday 2nd February the Sevenoaks Town Council is organising a sponsored fire walk at Vine Gardens. Part of the funds raised will go to the Sevenoaks Mayor’s Fund from which we benefit. For further information please email email@example.com or call on…Read More Fancy walking on fire for charity (us)?
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?
A couple of weeks ago we were visited by the local food safety officer who awarded us a ‘4’ . . . . . that’s 1 better than this time last year. Well done everyone involved and particularly ‘Nanny’ Ruth. Here’s to a ‘5’ this time next year! From the food.gov website:- The rating shows…Read More Our latest Food Hygiene Rating – 4
If your child turns three between 1st September and 31st December you will be entitled to the 15 hours (Universal) entitlement from January 1. This will give your child up to 570 free hours per year. There’s no need to apply for this, you will get it automatically. All you’ll need to do is complete…Read More Free Early Education Entitlement – 15 hours & 30 hours
Many of our parents pay some or all of their fees with workplace vouchers. Unfortunately the scheme closed to new entrants on October 5th 2018. The good news is that, if you currently pay by voucher, you can keep getting vouchers or directly contracted childcare as long as: your wages were adjusted on or before…Read More Workplace Voucher Scheme now closed for new entrants
I came across this a little while go and it has already proved useful! The British Red Cross has produced, free of charge, two useful first aid apps; one for general first aid and the other especially for babies and children. The latter has a great deal of useful info about children’s health and I…Read More British Red Cross – Child & Baby App
The Community Centre main hall has been booked for Monday 17th December. The Nativity will commence at 3pm. If last year was anything to go by, you need to bring plenty of tissues.Read More Save the date – Christmas Nativity 17th December, 3pm – buy tissues!
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