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Registering for September 2021

We are registering for children for September 2021. We invite you to look at our Outstanding pre-school.

About us



A happy pre-school with a fantastic outlook, Ide Hill Pre-School caters for children from two and a half years old until they start at infant school at around five.

“Every teacher observes, listens and enthusiastically joins in with ALL the rapidly changing conversations, behaviours and interests, any time of the day or week. Thank you for caring.”

From our Parent’s Survey, 2020

Our hours

We are open every morning from 9:15am to 12:15pm and every afternoon until 2:45pm – term time only.  In addition, an optional lunch club is offered between 12:15pm until 1:00pm. every day.

“The staff are the kindest, most caring professionals I have met in a child care setting. Very happy my son has the opportunity to attend the pre-school. “

From our Parent’s Survey, 2020

Our location and premises

We are situated in the village hall on the edge of Ide Hill, near Sevenoaks, with views over Bough Beech. The hall has ramps and is accessible to all. We have a large, fenced-in playground for riding tricycles, pushing buggies, playing with balls, hoops, tyres and planks and making dens, as well as an enclosed garden with its own sandpit, tyre swing and climbing frame. We recognise the importance of outside play, we have our own allotment, the children plant, grow and eat their own fruits and vegetables and our weekly plans include activities both inside and outside. We go on regular walks and children have the opportunity to attend forest school sessions in the nearby woods.

Ide Hill Pre-School children come from: Ide Hill, Toys Hill, Goathurst Common, Four Elms, Edenbridge, Sevenoaks, Sundridge, Brasted, Chevening, Otford, Riverhead, Chipstead, Dunton Green, Crockham Hill, French Street, Chart, Brasted Chart, Bough Beech, Westerham, Marlpit Hill, How Green…

Read our current Prospectus

Download our latest prospectus in PDF format.