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Choochoos Day Nursery

The Setting

Choochoos Day Nursery Whitstable is overseen by an independent provider, who understands the importance of consistently providing exceptional care and education for all children from a secure, stimulating and welcoming base. Well resourced equipment in a rich and friendly accessible environment combined with Early Years Practitioners scaffolding learning raises outcomes for every individual. Children thrive when given opportunities to explore and independently develop through play experiences. High levels of well being and involvement raises a child’s self esteem and confidence and ‘deep level learning’ for every individual can then take place.

Choochoos Day Nursery provides care for children from birth to five years. The service is based in a once disused railway building on the coast bound side of Whitstable Railway Station. Two impressive Edwardian buildings originally used as an old ticket office, delivery shed and waiting room now uniquely form the provision. For the convenience of our clientele we operate between the hours of 8.00 am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday providing healthy meals and snacks for up to 71 children per day. The children in our care are able to experience unique opportunities in abundance to grow and develop as an individual independently. Children progress in their next steps of learning and development through play as practitioners plan, observe, scaffold and support.

Ofsted Inspection

Choochoos and Baby Choos Whitstable was inpected by Ofsted and received ‘Outstanding’ in all 17 areas Ofsted assess in. We recognise that outstanding practice never stands still and continue to reflect, develop and improve our service daily.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Lauren Miller
Contact Position
01227 280077

Where to go

Choochoos Whitstable
Whitstable and Tankerton Railway Station
Railway Avenue

Coast bound side of Whitstable Railway Station

When is it on?

Carescheme Age Range:
0 year(s), 1 month(s) to 5 year(s), 0 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 Details

ECD Type
Day Nursery
Offers pickups
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 1 15
2 2 50
3 5 78
0 5 78
5 7 78
Immediate vacancies?
Computers / It, Survival Skills, Cookery, Drama, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Dance, Discussions / Talks, Trike, Training Rooms, Trampoline, Water Play, Health Visitor Drop-Ins, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Woodwork, Languages, Internet Connection, Kitchen, Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Messy Play Area, Nursery, Outdoor Activities, Pets, Play House, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Quiet Room, Play Room, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Baby Group, Reading, Refreshments, Sign Language / Makaton, See-Saw, Ball Pit, Bike, Sensory Room, Car Parking, Soft Play Area, Songs, Sleeping Area, Slide, Camping, Climbing Frame, Climbing Ropes, Sports
Wheelchair Access

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
29/09/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
02/03/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
14/04/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement

Service status



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