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?
To all parents, ex-parents and friends of Sevenoaks Day Nursery Now that we are in the final stages of putting the finishing touches to the new nursery (cupboard, shelves, racks for wellington boots etc) we need to start thinking about the garden area so that we can make the most of outdoor play and be…Read More Making our outdoor area fun for the children
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!
Hello All, Just a few notes on the new processes required by the new building: Please can all walking children have indoor shoes – Parents to change their child into these on arrival Parents may wear shoes in the entrance hall, but please take them off if you want to enter the rooms Toddler and Classroom…Read More New procedures for new building
Thank you to all who supported our Children in Need appeals this year. We raised: £72.25Read More Children in Need
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?
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…Read More New Build Update
Our fees will be going up to £42 per day from 1st September. Here’s an extract from a letter to parents:- Dear Parents/Guardians Re: SDN Fees I am writing to you to let you know that the Trustees of the Nursery have decided to increase the fees by 50p per day to £42.00 per day…Read More Fees from 1st September
Our new building arrived yesterday. It arrived in six sections; each one loaded onto a low loader and driven down from Hull overnight. There was a slight hitch as the first one got caught out by the tightness of the Riverhead roundabout – apologies to all whose journey may have been delayed! The crane arrived…Read More It’s here!
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…Read More New Build Timetable
Hungry Little Minds is the new Department for Education campaign that encourages parents and carers to adopt positive activities and behaviours to boost children’s communication, language and literacy development. The three-year campaign, which launched with social media and online adverts today, aims to help parents understand that they have a massive impact on their child’s…Read More Hungry Little Minds
You may be interested in popping along to our neighbouring station for an exhibition and talk in the coming weeks. See below.Read More Bat & Ball photo exhibition and talk
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
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