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Bronte Nursery

Bronte Nursery is family nursery with its homely setting. Bronte Nursery has a genuine family feel, young children playing, learning and growing with enjoyment and purpose. At every drop-off, parents can be confident that childhood life is nurtured with sensitivity and assurance.

Professionalism is the watchword at Bronte Nursery, where each aspect of childcare is undertaken with care and commitment. The emphasis is on breadth of experience, with an ethos of opening up opportunities for each child to discover, learn and enjoy.

We have 4 rooms, for different ages and stages of development

Dedicated , professional and well qualified staff

Meals are cooked in our kitchen, using local healthy produce and ingredients

Good manners and thoughfulness for all is encouraged

Paediatric nursing support

Vigilance in safety and security

Delivery of all aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework

Daily reporting to parents, using the online learning Tapestry software

Ballet, French and sport all conducted by specialist teachers form Bronte School

The nursery is open for 52 weeks of the year, Monday - Friday, 7.30am-6.30pm. Parents are charged for 48 weeks of the year, this allows for closure on bank holidays and over the cHristmas/New Year break.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Suki Bains
Contact Position
Nursery Manager
01474 355106

Where to go

Pelham Road
DA11 0HU

Bronte Nursery is operated from a detached family home which has been extended, on Pelham Road, Gravesend.

Bronte Nursery is 2 minutes away from Gravesend train station and 10 minutes from Ebbsfleet International Station. By road, the Nursery is 5 minutes drive away from the Gravesend Central exit of the A2.

Currently we operate using 4 rooms for different ages and development. We are currently in the process of having an extension built which will allow for a fifth room, a hall, a reception/waiting room, a complete revamp of our outdoor area and free flow for our babies into an outdoor space as well as a seperate sleep room.

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Open All Year
Other Availability
The Nursery is clsoed on bank holiday and for the Christmas/New Year break

Other Details

ECD Type
Day Nursery
Offers pickups
Cost details
£58.85 full day under 2 Per day
£31.32 morning session under 2 Per half day
£29.24 afternoon session under 2 Per half day
£56.20 full day over 2 Per day
£30.23 morning session over 2 per half day
£28.16 afternoon session over Per half day
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Vacancies Details
We have vacancies available across all ages
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 70
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?

We are an inclusive full day care setting.

Wheelchair Access

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
24/05/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
23/10/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Service status


Local Offer

Special Needs Support

On admission we ask parents to come and complete all relevant paperwork with us and meet their child's keypersons. The forms and 1:1 conversations gives us a chance to get to know your child and their particular strengths or areas where they may need extra support. We ask about your child's interests at home so that this can inform our planning. When your child first starts with us we do a baseline assessment to assess their starting points.

The completion of the Progress Check at 2 is a statutory assessment and this may be atime when any delay in development can be discussed and appropriate next steps identified. The next step may involve your child's key persons targeting a specific area of development, such as social skills, to plan in additional opportunities for your child to gain further experience in this area.


Our Special Education Needs Co-ordinator or SENCo is Lisa Jones. she ensures that families have the best support and resources to help with the development of your child and this incudes managing behaviour.

The key person approach is an essential part of the Early Years Stage and our practice.

Your child's keypersons will be involved right from the start so that strong and positive relationships are built both with your child and yourselves.

There lots of ways that you can feel involved in how yoir child is being supported:-

  • daily informal contact
  • daily access to your detailed child's online learning journeys which consists of written observations, photos and short videos
  • opportunities for meetings at your request throughout the year
  • collaboration with you on any extra planning we put in place e.g. a targeted plan

The EYFS is an educational framework which allows key persons to plan individually for your 'unique child'. We observe, assess and plan for your child in 3 prime areas and 4 specific areas. These are:-

Prime areas are: -

  • Communication & Language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development

Specific areas: - 

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

Our teaching starts with planning for the environment to improve conditions that will enable children to listen and attend and give full involvement for their learning. The rooms benefit from natural light and fresh air. We have soft furnishings and rugs to minimise noise and encourage a sense of well-being. we also have moveable furniture to facilitate small group activities and quiet areas.

Effective teaching and learning requires a wide range of resources appropriate to support children's development at all levels. Our SENCo will work with key persons to make sure specialist equipment is obtained if neccessary. Where children are receiving suport from outside agencies, it may be possible to claim extra funding to buy additional resources, staff training or support additional staff cover.

All our staff are trained in early years practice and some more experienced staff have received training in supporting children with additional needs or English as an additional language or those who may need additional support in speech & language. We use the Best Practice Guidance to support our teaching. This document which was written by the Specialist Teaching and Learning Service sets out a range of teaching strategies which can be used to support children e.g the use of visual resources and Makaton signing. The book is divided into universal, targeted and personalised levels to enable us to support children in the 4 broad areas of need. The areas of need are identified in the SEND Code of Practice and comprise:

  • Communication and interaction
  • Cognition and learning
  • Social emotional and mental health
  • Physical/sensory difficulties


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