Canterbury Day Nursery
We were founded originally in 1974 by members if the local Gingerbread group for the children of one-parent families; it now welcomes all families. A voluntary committee of parents from all sections and other interested people manages the organisation.
Open every weekday through-out the year 8.00am-6.00pm, except for bank Holidays and Christmas closure.
The Management and Staff. As a charity the organisation has a voluntary management committee.
The committee are the trustees of the Organisation, the people entrusted with the overall responsibility for ensuring that all runs smoothly to the aim.
The majority of staff hold appropriate qualifications, which are updated on a regular basis. These are checked on appointment and reviewed at Ofsted Registration.
Toys and Equipment. The equipment we provide is appropriate for the ages and stages of the children and offers challenges to developing physical, social, personal, and intellectual skills. This includes positive images of people, both male and female, from different races and cultures, with and without disabilities.
Safe Guarding Children. Our intention is to create an environment in which children are safe from abuse and in which any suspicion of abuse is promptly and appropriately responded to. To achieve this we follow all Ofsted guidelines, which include ‘disclosure’ checks and references which are followed up, staff are initially employed on a probationary period until these checks are verified.
We want all children from all backgrounds to feel cherished and secure. This will enable a solid foundation which will allow them to develop and learn confidently. We promote British Values- a simple guide to making all of our families feel included and valued are explained on the link below.
We are also greatly aware that society and children are using the internet regularly which can cause some concern with regard to safety.
Please find below links to web sites which provide guidelines in order that you protect your self and your children.
Think U know. CEOP, Childnet. Childline. foundation internet matters, get safe online. web sites.
Please be aware of our safeguarding policies and feel free to give us suggestions or ask questions.
If you have any concerns regarding a child or an adult please feel free to come into the office. Other contact details regarding concerns are in our foyer ie- Ofsted, Commitee Members.
Safety. The Organisation is fully insured. This covers Public and Employers liability.
Click here to view the latest policies and Procedures.
Celebrating 40 Years.
In 2014 we celebrate our 40th anniversary, the picture above shows one of the founder members, cutting our anniversary cake.
Read about the history of Canterbury Day Nursery from it’s beginning in 1974.
A Message From Our Patron
We are honoured to have Joanna Lumley as our patron, read the message she sent us for our 40th Anniversary.