At the end of last month we were inspected by a nice lady from Ofsted.  It is something we’ve been expecting, but it came as a shock none-the-less, especially as she arrived at 9 o’clock in the morning, the day after a Bank Holiday weekend! Anyway, after a day spent seeing how we do things…

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Hugh Kirby, our Finance Trustee, is undertaking a sponsored walk from Coast-to-Coast, to raise funds for our Nursery.  Today will see him (hopefully) cross the half way point – Keld, in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. The weather hasn’t been all that kind to him . . . But there’s always a bright side . .…

Read More He’s nearly half way!

I have now reached Day 3 of my Coast to Coast walk and am currently crossing the Lake District, not too footsore so far… I’m delighted to say that I have so far been sponsored some £2500 for the new nursery – almost entirely from contacts outside the nursery, as I’ve taken the view that…

Read More He’s Off!

Hugh Kirby, our Finance Trustee, is donning boots, cape and deerstalker to traverse the Country from West to East. He’ll be walking Wainwright’s Coast to Coast (through the Lake District, over the Pennines and across the North York Moors).192 miles, starting out this weekend. He’ll be taking the nursery children with him, (but only in…

Read More Hugh’s Coast-to-Coast Walk

After a highly successful auction of promises last year, we’re holding an even better one this year! The auction is now online until midnight on 7th July when it will be completed during our Family Fun Day on Sunday 8th July at the Community Centre. There are already some very fine items listed on the…

Read More The 2018 Auction :: now live

James Kirby, Trustee Hugh’s son, completed his first ever London Marathon on Sunday.  Along with 40,000 other runners, James toured London’s riverside in the Spring sunshine, but unlike many, he finished in good spirits and good health! In the process, James has raised over £2,000 for the Nursery. HUGE congratulations and thanks from everyone at…

Read More Well done James!

A warm welcome back to all the ‘old’ boys and girls who are attending Club over the next fortnight.  They’ll spend the Easter Holiday with us and get the chance to catch up with old friends while pursuing all sorts of specially prepared activities.

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Thank you to everyone for returning their Parental Declaration Form on time – you wouldn’t believe the hoops we have to go through next month to get our funding in place from KCC for the Summer Term.  So, many thanks for making the load lighter.  James

Read More A big ‘Thank You’

SDN are holding a Jumble Sale at the Community Centre on 22nd April 2018 between 1.30pm – 4pm.  Entrance will be £1 for adults and free for children. COME AND GRAB A BARGAIN! Clothing, books, toys, bric-a-brac, CD’s, DVD’s, games and much more. Tea, coffee, soft drinks & cakes available on the day too… FANCY…

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Dear Parents, You may have seen in the Chronicle this week that STC has taken the decision to revise their ambitious plans to rebuild the Community Centre, and you will be wondering what the implications are for the Nursery’s future. The councillors’ recent decision to redevelop the current Community Centre building instead was a result of escalating…

Read More A Message from the Trustees

Sevenoaks Day Nursery are looking for new people (parents, work colleagues and family members) to join the Management Committee.  This committee is responsible for the operational control of the Nursery.  There are between six to eight meetings a year and they’re a great chance to give some time and support to this wonderful charity.  We…

Read More Management Committee Vacancy

The Management Committee needs new parent representatives to help the Nursery.  We need a handful of parents who can attend the above Committee meetings, help organise events and do some simple fundraising for the Nursery.  This is a great chance to meet new people and have a bit of fun!  Email Caroline if you’re interested.

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As the new build is only around 18 months away now, we have lots of fundraising to squeeze into the next 10 months.  We are hoping to have a children’s disco, another family fun day and possibly a quiz night.  Also, Hugh Kirby, our Finance Trustee is doing a sponsored walk for the Nursery and his son,…

Read More New Build :: Update

Sevenoaks Day Nursery has always prided itself on being up-to-date with Government policies and new legislation.  We are currently getting the nursery ready for the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which are being introduced on 25th May 2018.  We will be sending out a letter to everyone detailing what this means to each and everyone…

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We have recently reviewed the Admissions Policy, clarified some issues and made some changes.  If you would like a copy please let me know and I can email it over to you, or you can ask Jean to show you the Nursery copy OR you can view and/or download a copy from the Useful Information page on this website.

Read More Admissions Policy Revised