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Choochoos Day Nursery Canterbury

Choochoos Day Nursery in Canterbury is an 80 place purpose built provision providing exceptional care and education for children from birth to five.

All rooms are large, spacious, airy and bright with children’s work displayed throughout. Well resourced, age appropriate equipment is provided in a rich and friendly accessible environment. This, combined with Early Years Practitioners scaffolding learning raises outcomes for every individual. Resources and regularly checked to ensure Health & Safety both inside and out.

Leading out from the play rooms are numerous gardens each offering unique experiences for play and exploration. There are open spaces to promote gross motor skills allowing children to run, jump, climb and be active as well as areas providing shelter, comfort and opportunities to be creative. Children are offered the choice to independently ‘free flow’ either inside or out.

Choochoos Canterbury provides consistantly high quality care and education for all children from a secure, stimulating and welcoming base. 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.

The children in our care are able to experience unique opportunities to grow and develop as individuals.

Why choose Choochoos Canterbury:-

Choochoos is ideally placed for journeys into and around Canterbury. Our location escapes the main traffic que’s in and out of the city. We have direct access to the A2 and are situated perfectly for routes to Faversham, Ashford and Whitstable. There is a bus route close by which serves the local area and runs often. Canterbury East and West train station are within walking distance of the nursery.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Karla Tabony
Contact Position
Registered Person
01227 464 230

Where to go

Choochoos Canterbury
Mill Lane

Turning from the Victoria Hotel roundabout 

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 5 85
Immediate vacancies?
Swing, Computers / It, Cookery, Drama, Toddler Groups, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Dance, Team Games, Discussions / Talks, Themed Sessions, Trike, Environmental Area, Trampoline, Ecology, Water Play, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Woodwork, Kitchen, Library Visits, Life Skills, Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Messy Play Area, Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Paddling Pool, Outdoor Activities, Pets, Play House, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Quiet Room, Play Room, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Reading, Refreshments, Sewing, Books, Bike, Sensory Room, Soft Play Area, Songs, Sleeping Area, Slide, Camping, Climbing Frame, Stories, Climbing Ropes, Sports
Languages Spoken:
English, British Sign Language
Wheelchair Access

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
19/01/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
25/06/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
28/07/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
05/09/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement

Service status



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