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Registering for September 2020

We are registering for children for September 2020. We invite you to look at our Outstanding pre-school.

Visit to Edenbridge Hospital – Teddy Bears Clinic

April 26, 2013
10:00 amto11:00 am

We are delighted to announce that we have organised an outing to Edenbridge Hospital for a Teddy Bears Clinic on Friday 26 April.  We hope that parents/carers will be available to come with us.  Please take your child directly to the hospital, with their bears, please do not come to pre-school. The visit will begin at 10.00 a.m. and last for approximately one hour.  We will then return to pre-school.  We have visited the Teddy Bears clinic before and the children absolutely loved it.  Lunch club and the afternoon session will take place as usual afterwards.

Achieved – I Can Talk Accreditation

I am very pleased to announce that today 7th March 2013 Ide Hill Pre-school achieved “I Can Early Talk” accreditation.  “I Can Early Talk” accreditation means that we provide a “Specialist Service for Children’s Communication.”

I am incredibly proud of Kay Sard who orchestrated the accreditation, together with each and every one of the team who have worked so incredibly hard during the past six months, in order for us to gain this award.

Our results were as follows:-

Professional Frameworks   87%
Education Frameworks     100%
Service Frameworks          100%
Quality Frameworks            90%
Service Development          87%

Ide Hill School Teacher Visit

June 24, 2019
10:00 amto8:30 pm

Mrs Daniels, Reception Teacher at Ide Hill School, will be visiting pre-school on Monday 24th June at 10.00. Mrs Daniels will be meeting the new children who will be entering Saplings in September. If you have any questions you would like your key person to ask Mrs Daniels, please let Mrs Money know. Thank you.

Easter Hat Parade

March 30, 2015
1:30 pmto2:45 pm

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Evening

March 19, 2020
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

Our Early Years Foundation Stage evening will be held on Thursday 19th March at 6.30 p.m. in the village hall. During the evening you will have the opportunity to find out more about the curriculum that your child is following with us at Ide Hill and how you can help as parents/carers.
We look forward to welcoming you all to this important event.

Nativity Play – Dress Rehearsal

December 17, 2012
11:00 amto12:00 pm

The dress rehearsal for the Ide Hill Pre School Nativity Play 2012 will take place on Monday 17th December at 11:00hrs.

Charity Golf Day Friday 27 September 2013

September 27, 2013

Join us for a fantastic golf experience at Nizels Golf and Country Club, Hildenborough, Kent.


Scheduled for Friday 27th September, the event is open to parents/carers, relatives, friends and colleagues.  Players can register as individuals, pairs or enter a team of four, the more
the merrier.  If you are not a golfer or can not attend but would still like to be involved, you can donate a raffle prize however, large or small to help raise funds for our pre-school.

To register or donate a prize, please email idehillgolf@gmail.com

Ide Hill Pre School gets high score in ITERS assessment

Symone Pearce, Ide Hill Pre School’s setting’s SIP (Setting Improvement Partner) carried out an ITERS (Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale) Assessment of our 2 ½ year old provision. This Audit allows early years settings to reflect upon the provision they provide for children, such as:

    • care routines
    • equipment
    • interaction
    • staff
    • parents

… to name a few.

Each area is assessed and scored to the ITERS Scale.

As a district the average rating is 3.9; we are proud to inform you that the pre-school scored 6.1, out of a possible 7 which is one of the highest scoring provisions in Kent. Symone also praised the staff; the care and practice they provide for the children.

Well done everyone.

New Term Begins – Thursday 3rd September

September 3, 2020
9:15 amto2:45 pm

Dear Parents,
We understand that the first day at pre-school is a huge step, not only for the children, but for Mums and Dads too! Settling your little ones and ensuring they are happy is our priority. Try not to worry and if you have any concerns we are always available to chat to. Enjoy the last few days of the Summer. Love Mrs Money and the Pre-school Teachers.  

I understand that you are scared to wave your child goodbye and leave them in a teacher’s hands – don’t worry if you cry!
We’re used to weeping parents, it’s hard to leave I know. But it’s time to share them (just a bit) to help them learn and grow.
Let me reassure you that we will give your child our best, we will wipe their tears, soothe their fears and change their dirty vest!
If your child is full of cold we will blow their nose all day, just like you, we’ll care for them in a very special way.
We will treat them like our own and catch them from a fall and if there are ANY problems we will be sure to tell you all.
It’s true they will grow to love us, they’ll talk of pre-school a lot, it doesn’t mean they hate you and that you should lose the plot!
I’ll tell you a secret… That when your child is here, they talk to us as much of you of this please have no fear.
You will always be their Mummy, whilst teachers come and go, to them you are their number one, this I truly know.
Soon you’ll see some changes, in your little girl or boy, they’ll become more independent and to see this, it’s a joy!
We’ll teach them all we have to give, to share, climb and to write, but to you they safely will return to tuck them in at night.

Nativity 2019 – Wednesday 18th December 09.30-11.30

December 18, 2019
9:29 amto11:29 am

We look forward to welcoming  you all to our Nativity play. The Nativity will be followed by a visit from a very “special” visitor.  Further details will be issued closer to the date. This is the last day of term.