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Hythe Bay

Who to contact

Contact Name
Vicki Dumont
Contact Position
Nursery Manager
01303 267 802

Where to go

Hythe Bay Childrens Centre
Cinque Ports Avenue
CT21 6HS

All on one level, easy accessiblity for wheelchair users, disabled parking bay

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only, Open All Year
Carescheme Age Range:
0 year(s), 3 month(s) to 5 year(s), 11 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 18:00
Thursday 08:00 18:00
Friday 08:00 18:00
Other Availability
We offer both term-time places 9-12, 12-3 or 9-3, and all year round places 8-1, 1-6, 8-4, 8-6.

Other Details

ECD Type
Day Nursery
Offers pickups
Cost details
Updated costs can be found on our website.
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Total vacancies
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 1 15
2 2 18
3 5 36
5 7 20
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
3 months 23 months 3
2 years 2 years 23 months 2
3 years 5 years 4
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Cot Room, Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Dressing Up, Dance, Nursery, Discussions / Talks, Outdoor Activities, Environmental Area, Pets, Trike, Play House, Trampoline, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Healthy Living, Reading, Air Conditioned, Refreshments, Books, Sign Language / Makaton, Internet Connection, Bike, Kitchen, Car Parking, Soft Play Area, Songs, Sleeping Area, Slide, Climbing Frame, Library Visits, Stories, Christian Based Ethos

At Hythe Bay Nursery Children’s Centre Nursery, we follow a Graduated Approach:


  • We use universal strategies such as Makaton signing and visual timelines to support all children, but these can have an especially positive impact on children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). We have disabled parking pays and our building has wheelchair access. We assess all children four times a year, to see how they are developing and learning, and to highlight areas which we could focus on to help them with. If a parent has any queries or concerns of their own, we encourage them to discuss these with their Key Person or Special Education Needs and Disabilities Coordinator.

  • If we feel a child might benefit from further support at a targeted level, their Key Person will discuss this with the child's parents. The Key Person and/or the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator will work with parents to plan strategies more specific to the child’s needs. We will make suitable adjustments to support and include each child. We might ask parents for permission to discuss support for the child with an Equality and Inclusion Advisor and/or at a Local Inclusion Forum Team (LIFT) Meeting, or to refer them to a Speech and Language Therapist, to ensure we are giving the best support.

  • Finally, for children who would benefit from having personalised support, we work with parents and professionals to form a personalised plan and make appropriate adjustments to our environment and practice, to ensure our nursery is inclusive and meets the child’s individual needs. We will follow advice from professionals such as Equality and Inclusion Advisors, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and the Specialist Teaching and Learning Service. We might also apply to receive Special Educational Needs Inclusion Funding or Disability Access Funding, to help us provide the best service we can for the child. We can also work with parents and professionals to apply for a Educational Health Care Plan if appropriate. 


  • Our staff have experience of working with children who have a range of special education needs, disabilities and additional educational needs, including speech and language difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Myotonic Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, English as an additional language and behaviour management, They use their knowledge from training and other professionals to set suitable targets for children and help them achieve them, We have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinators, an English as Additional Languages Champion, and a Positive Behaviour Management Champion. Staff members and parents can meet with them for advice and support.

Languages Spoken:
Czech, English
Wheelchair Access

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement
30 Hours Partner Details (These are details of any other childcare provider(s) that this provider will work with to offer the 30 hours entitlement)

We offer up to 30 hours a week of free entitlement term-time, or up to 24 hours a week when stretched over 48 weeks a year (maximum of 1140 hours a year).

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