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 9.00 until 12.00 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-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 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

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

Spring Newsletter

Spring Newsletter 2016
As a charity nursery we make it our aim to keep our fees low. To enable this to happen we must regularly fundraise.
Our next great event being arranged is our ladies pamper evening this is on Saturday 7th May at 5pm.

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Our New Facebook Page

We now have a Facebook group for parents. Please feel free to request and join as a friend – to keep up to date with events and happenings within the Nursery. You can find the page... read more


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