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Pennies Day Nursery Ltd

Our 55/60 place nursery was graded by Ofsted as ‘outstanding in all areas’ in February 2016.

Because we previously held an outstanding rating for the same site the excellent outcome placed us among just 1% of settings with this accolade nationally.

Located in a detached property on the edge of the North Downs; an area of outstanding natural beauty Pennies Hockers Lane perfectly balances quiet rural surroundings with the convenience of swift access to main routes, such as the M20.

Who to contact

Contact Position
Nursery Manager
01622 630207

Where to go

Pennies Day Nursery
Thornbank 149
Hockers Lane
ME14 5JY

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Open All Year
Carescheme Age Range:
0 year(s), 4 month(s) to 4 year(s), 11 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 7:30 18:15
Tuesday 7:30 18:15
Wednesday 7:30 18:15
Thursday 7:30 18:15
Friday 7:30 18:15
Other Availability
We are closed on Bank Holidays and the period between Christmas & New Year.

Other Details

ECD Type
Day Nursery
Offers pickups
Cost details
Contact provider for details
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Vacancies Details
Some limited sessions available in all rooms - please email: for more accurate details.
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 55
5 8 55
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Cot Room, Computers / It, Cookery, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Team Games, Discussions / Talks, Themed Sessions, Trike, Environmental Area, Tv/video/dvd, Water Play, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Woodwork, Library - Baby Bounce and Rhyme Under 3's, Internet Connection, Kitchen, Library - Storytimes For Children Aged 2-4 Yrs, Library Visits, Life Skills, Library - Storytimes For Children Aged 3-5 Yrs, Library - Storytimes For Pre-School Children, Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Messy Play Area, Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Paddling Pool, Nursery, Outdoor Activities, Pets, Play House, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Quiet Room, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Reading, Refreshments, Books, Sign Language / Makaton, Bike, Songs, Sleeping Area, Slide, Climbing Frame, Stories
Wheelchair Access

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
05/09/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
25/02/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
01/12/2021Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

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 deliver the 15 universal funded hours and if parents meet the Government eligibility criteria, and attend the relevant number of sessions, then we can apply any additional/extended 15 hours up to the maximum 30.

Becasue we are full day care, we are unable to offer 'Term-time only' option - however, our sister Pennies nursery at Newnham Court can offer this option to parents.  

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