Welcome to Canterbury Day Nursery

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. 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 funded children. The After School Club  (Monkeys) is for children from 4.5 – 11 years. It is open from 8.00am for breakfast club (St Thomas school only) and After school club for those who attend schools within walking distance from 3.00pm- 5.30pm. 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 5.30pm 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 need. 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.

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 2 (term times only)

Monkeys – Our breakfast and after school clubs


Latest News

26th March 2020

It is with a heavy heart that we are going to close the Nursery temporarily for 3 weeks in the first instance at the end of today. We have staff with vulnerable people in there house, staff with underlying health conditions and we are all anxious like I’m sure many of you are.

Fees will not be charged whilst the Nursery is closed.

Please keep looking at our Facebook page Canterbury Parent Group. where we will post any updates. Fun activities and just some friendly smiles. We will try also to add these to the moments page on Parent Zone.

Stay Safe everyone and we will see you all very soon.

Sending our love to you all x x

Please find below our latest newsletter. This includes an audit of the questionnaire which we sent to our parents.

winter newsletter 2019

July 2017 Newsletter

May 17 newsletter

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