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
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