We are a full day care nursery and After School Club situated next door to Sandgate Primary School, Coolinge Lane, Folkestone,Kent CT20 3QU. We offer full day care between the hours of 8am and 6pm, 50 weeks of the year. Our nursery is open for children aged 2-4years and our After School Club is currently open for children aged 4 - 11years and who attend Sandgate Primary School.
Our building is a brand new purpose built nursery consisting of two rooms. We have a large outside play space to the front and back of the building and an outside cabin which can be used in all weathers.
The nursery follows The Curiosity Approach to teaching and learning, using authentic, natural and curious resources which spark children's imaginations. We use the seasons and the local environment to engage children in purposeful and challenging play opportunities. Our aim is to create a warm, nurturing space and 'a home from home' feel, where children feel a sense of belonging and where they can express themselves freely.
We have close links with Sandgate Primary School and our local community which we value as being an integral part of our nursery setting. We build close relationships with our families and actively seek out family involvement within our nursery. Our children enjoy trips out and about within the community, such as, the woods, beach and library.
Our planning approach puts the child at the centre of all we do and our Key Person approach ensures that children learn and develop in a way that responds to their needs and interests.
Our ethos and mission is to 'Create the Thinkers and Doers of the Future' within a mindful, nurturing and challenging space where children learn and develop through 'Play'