Day Nursery and Preschool
Well Place Day Nursery
Well Place Farm
Kent, TN11 8BH
Tel: 01892 870118
Our Baby and Toddler room occupy the top floor of the nursery where the open plan design means that children have access to a spacious area, specially adapted for their needs. Young babies have their own dedicated soft area where they can explore and discover in a protected environment.
Once children are able to move with confidence they can explore the whole room and take part in exciting and challenging activities. There is a dedicated cot room which has a monitor system in addition to being regularly checked by staff every 10 minutes. This room is both heated and air conditioned and provides a calm, peaceful atmosphere with fairy lights and soft music where your child can sleep undisturbed.
The daily routine is very flexible and our staff are able to adapt the routine to accommodate the individual care needs of each child. Children take part in Messy Play activities, Music and Movement sessions, cooking and yoga in a calm and nurturing atmosphere.
When your child is ready to begin weaning we will be on hand to offer advice and support both on adult and baby lead methods. Younger children are offered food that is suitable to their palate and needs and our cook is able to tailor recipes to suit even the youngest tastes.
We prepare and store formula and breast milk feeds in accordance with the latest guidelines.
Our Pre-school Room is a busy and stimulating environment where children learn through joint play and social interaction. We are particularly focussed on the development of social skills and self confidence. We prepare children for the transition to school by encouraging them to operate independently in their environment and by teaching them to socialise and be mindful of the needs of others as well as their own. We use child-lead 'Golden Rules' within the pre-school room to encourage the children to think about what is and isn't acceptable and to encourage collaborative thinking. We develop the children's ability to make choices by providing them with a variety of resources and activities to choose from, and we also develop their ability to follow instruction in small adult-lead activities. The children are encouraged to be independent at meal and snack times, when getting ready to go outside and when visiting the toilet.
Amongst many activities in our Pre-school children can enjoy our French sessions, cooking activities, Dough Gym and Messy Play alongside 'Jolly Phonics' sessions and numeracy-based Numicon resources.
Our beautiful country side location enables us to spend a lot of time outside. We have two dedicated outside play areas. 'The Playground', leads directly from the Pre-school Room so the older children are able to have ' Inside Out' play continuously and access the outside whenever they wish. 'The Grassy Wood' is across the nursery driveway and provides a lovely, natural environment where our children can play safely. This area has many trees and is equipped with a specially built wooden play trail. We enjoy activities such as building camps, taking bark rubbings, having camp fires and barbeques. The children also have their very own vegetable garden, mud kitchen and digging area. As well as these dedicated areas we also go for walks on a regular basis around the Penshurst Estate grounds. We are often to be found feeding sheep and lambs, picking blackberries and exploring the stream!