We are an established Kindergarten and Pre-school located in a semi-rural position at Horton Kirby and South Darenth Village Hall. We provide high quality education and care for children aged 2, 3 and 4 years old during term time for 38 weeks per year. We follow the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
There are different types of funding we are able to access for your child from age 2 years old onward. Our manager can provide you with details regarding your child's eligibility for a Government funded place with us.
We appreciate that starting Pre-school is a big step for both children and their parents/carers. There are probably a number of questions you wish to ask, so please do not hesitate to contact us at any time. Details can be found by clicking the 'Contact Us' tab above. We also welcome visitors, so please feel free to telephone our manager who can make arrangements with you to call in and see what we have to offer.
Sessions for 2, 3 and 4-year-olds
Monday to Friday : 9.15am - 12.15pm
Additional session times for 3 and 4-year-olds
Monday : 9.15am - 1pm
Thursday : 12pm - 3pm
Friday : 9.15am - 12.15pm
Key findings at our latest Ofsted Inspection - 14/09/16
Staff and children develop close bonds and secure attachments. Children show they are emotionally secure and settle quickly into the calm, learning environment.
Staff plan a wide variety of interesting, stimulating activities that keep children interested and motivated to learn. They observe children carefully and make accurate assessments, and all children make good progress from their initial starting points.
Partnerships with parents are good. Parents are informed regularly about their child's next steps for learning and receive good guidance to support their learning at home. Parents speak highly of the staff team, commenting that they value the advice on home learning, care and support their children receive.
Staff comprehensively support children with special educational needs or disability and monitor their progress. This helps them to meet children's individual needs and close any gaps in learning quickly.
Management evaluates practice routinely, using feedback from parents and staff, to identify and develop areas for further improvement.