Welcome to Canterbury Day Nursery

‘A home from home where every child matters and different is good.’

The Day Nursery is for children of 3 months to 5 years. It comprises of Ducklings for babies, Caterpillars for toddlers and under three’s and Butterflies for the pre-school children, Monday to Friday 8 am to 6 pm all year round. The Ladybird room is open from 9.15 until 12.15 Monday to Friday during school term times only, this will provide families entitled to the government two, three and four year old funding for children. The After School Club  (Monkeys) is for children from reception- year 6. It is open from 8.00am for breakfast club for St Thomas school children and After school club for St Thomas School, from 3.00pm- 6.00pm. The Holiday Play Scheme is for any children who attend school full time up to the age of 11 years. Open from 8.00am until 6.00pm every school holiday.

Our aim is: To provide full day and out of school care for children aged three months to eleven years in a secure, safe and stimulating environment. To enhance the education and development of the children in a parent involving community based group. To work within a framework which ensures equality of opportunity and support for all children and their families who attend our setting.

We offer your children: Fun and friendship with children and other adults. The chance to learn through play within a specially developed curriculum. A homely atmosphere, with toys and equipment which help them extend and build upon their capabilities.

We are fully supportive and work closely in unison with the Kent Local Offer for children and families who need some extra support to ensure that all opportunities are achievable as far as possible http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs.  We have a great SENCo team and all staff work hard to ensure that we cater for each child’s individual needs. following closely the http://www.kelsi.org.uk/early-years/equality-and-inclusion/best-practice-guidance-for-the-early-years. Please feel free to discuss any concerns or queries with us.

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We also offer support for all families through the Kent front door request for support scheme.

Our Rooms Include:

Ducklings – Babies

Caterpillars – Toddlers and under 3’s

Butterflies – Pre school children

Ladybirds – From age 2years 6 month (term times only)

Monkeys – Our breakfast and after school clubs

Some comments from our parents:

‘I cannot thank you ALL enough for every single piece of input and fun you have all given my little girl.

She’s grown and is leaving to be a confident clever little girl, I cannot believe that’s it she’s set for school now..

You’ve all been such a huge part of both my babies little lives and the most important part of their lives.’

‘Yesterday we had the annual call from his teacher. He said he was a very good reader and credited that he had already learned so much about phonics at nursery, so I’ll pass that on to you as a compliment!’


For information on spaces, our services and any other enquires.

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