New Build

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!

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 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

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

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

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

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,…

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