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Registering now for September 2021

We look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful pre-school. Please click on our virtual tour or alternatively please contact the Manager to arrange a visit.

Kippington’s Christmas cheer!

Sunday 6th December 🎄🎄🌟🌟❄️❄️🎄🎄

Mrs T went along to Kippington Nursing and Care Home for the elderly in Sevenoaks to deliver a wonderful hamper of treats, 🍫 biscuits, tea, soaps and even a bottle of wine !!! – to share amongst the elderly 😊 from Pre-School.

As we all understand this year, how vulnerable and isolated the elderly in our community are feeling ….. the home had mentioned via social media – how the elderly are often forgotten in society. We decided the pre-school could help bring some festive cheer to the residents.

So it was more than a privilege to meet ‘Donna’ the lovely ‘Activities Co-ordinator’ who like so many other carers has worked tirelessly during difficult times to care for those in their care,

We also donated some pens and coloured paper 📝 to support arts and crafts activities in the future. Mrs T even managed to wave 👋 to some of the residents who were having morning coffee and biscuits 🍪 around the Christmas Tree 🎄

The children had worked so hard creating some very festive Christmas 🎄 Cards each resident will receive one – ♥️♥️☃️🌲🌲 Taking part in a project like this helps shape intergenerational interaction creating more positive attitudes towards ageing and the elderly in our community.
Well done children ⭐️⭐️Maybe one day we will be able to visit the residents in person 👵🏼👨🏽‍🦳

Merry Christmas to Donna and all the residents at Kippington 🎁🎁🎄🎄☃️☃️

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%

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.

Taster Session for new Children 2 September 2020

September 2, 2020
9:30 am

Our taster session for new children starting September 2020 will be Wednesday 2 September 09.30 – 11.00.  This will be followed by staff training. There will be NO pre-school on this day for funded children.

Dads to School Day

June 10, 2019
9:15 amto12:30 pm

We recognise the importance of involving Dads/Grandads into our pre-school. Back by popular demand we will be holding a Dads/Grandads come to School day on Monday 10th June and Thursday 13th June in the morning. Please put these dates into your diaries. The idea is that you come along at 09.15 and join in with the many activities which will be available during the morning session i.e. cooking/woodwork/gardening/washing cars. We hope to see as many of you as possible on one of these dates.

Mother’s Day Celebrations

March 29, 2019
2:00 pmto2:45 pm

We know how important Mummies are, so we are proposing to hold a ‘Mother’s Day Tea Party’ to say thank you on Friday 29th March 2.00 – 2.45.

We are planning to hold the tea party towards the end of pre-school day, to make it a little easier to schedule for parents/carers closer to collection time.

It would of course be wonderful if you could attend the Tea Party, the children are going to bake biscuits/cakes earlier during the week to serve to their Mummies on the day. Along with making a very short presentation of words/thoughts of thank you on the stage supported by their Key Person.

Early Years Foundation Stage Evening

February 6, 2019
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

We welcome you to an information evening concering the newly revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).  During the evening you will have the opportunity to come and hear what is involved in the (EYFS) and how we deliver the curriculum to your children.  Please add your name to the list in the lobby if you would like to attend.