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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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)…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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