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Chevening School Nursery

Chevening School Nursery is a registered charity providing an exciting and safe environment for children to explore, experiment and develop new skills. 

We plan for each child's individual needs which enables us to provide a relevant curriculum where the children gain confidence, knowledge and independence through play and exploration.

We have a large outdoor space along with use of a  forest school area. 

Please call or email us to arrange a visit. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Suzanne Lingard
Contact Position
Manager & Lead Practitioner
01732 452342

Where to go

Chevening School Nursery
Chevening Road
TN13 2SA

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only
Carescheme Age Range:
2 year(s), 6 month(s) to 5 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Tuesday 0830 15:00
Wednesday 0830 15:00
Thursday 0830 15:00
Friday 0830 15:00
Monday 0830 15:00

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£54.50 Per day
£24.75 Per session
£5.00 Per lunch
£8.25 Per hour
ECD Type
Day Nursery
Offers pickups
Cost details
Fees are reviewed annually.
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Total vacancies
Vacancies Details
Please give the nursery a call or send us an email.
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Sandpit, Scooter, Music, Cookery, Messy Play Area, Books, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Sign Language / Makaton, Nursery, Bike, Trike, Songs, Slide, Stories, Water Play, Games / Puzzles, Garden
Languages Spoken:
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 don't currently offer the extended 30 hours of free entitlement, only the Universal 15 hours a week.

Service status


Local Offer

Special Needs Support

As an inclusive setting we believe you know your child best, therefore any information you can give your child's key person prior to starting will be invaluable to support a smooth transition from home to nursery. 

This information can be shared when completing your child's All About Me form at your home visit. 

The key person will also assess your child's starting points in line with a document called Development Matters. 

If your child has had a progress check at 2 years this may have identified specific areas of need in which we can plan to support your child. 

Our Sendco, Sarah, will support each key person's child and family ensuring individual children's needs are met and well planned for. 


Your child's key person will build up strong and positive relationships with both you and your child from that first home visit, settling in and daily informal contact. You will have regular opportunities to meet with Sarah, our Sendco, and your child's key person to discuss your child's learning and development and to take home your child's Unique Story, which will contain photos, observations and evidence of planning. We will collaborate to ensure that any targeted plans are worked on together. 

The setting uses the EYFS and follows the Send code of practice when planning for your child's individual needs. 

Our environment is enhanced by our lovely outdoor area.

Children have the opportunity to play in small and large groups and as a setting we use targetted small group activities to support children in communication and language and personal, social interactions.

We work closely with local specialist advisors and health professionals utilising their expertise and support. 

Our teaching starts with observing the children's individual needs and interests then planning activities, providing resources and enhancing the environment in order to stimulate the child's enthusiasm to learn. 

The Sendco works with the key person to identify if specialist resources and equipment are required for individual children. As a team we then look at how we can obtain extra funding to support this. 

Our staff's continued professional development enables the setting to be informed of any changes or updates in our early years knowledge.

Our setting's SEND policy sets our clear approaces to how we support individual chldren. Careful observation and tracking of individual children enable us to put targeted plans in place to support those children who may not be making sufficient progress in a specific area of development. 

If your child begins to receive support from outside agencies, then a targeted plan would be changed to a personalised plan. We would always ask for your consent when seeking advice and support from other agencies. 

Sarah, our Sendco, regularly attends LIFT and Sendco Forums and shares any information with the whole staff team. 

Your child's key person will guide, monitor and support the physical and emotional development of your child. You can look at your child's Unique Story and contribute to these at any time. There are also regular opportunities to discuss your child's progress and needs with your key person and the Sendco. 

We aim to make all activities accessible to the children, although some areas, for example, Forest School, would prove unsuitable for children with limited mobility.

The nursery has access for a wheelchair and has a disabled adult toilet. However, the outside footpaths and play areas are rough and need developing for a smooth wheelchair ride!

Our setting is on a school site and a large number of children move onto this school. We work closely with the reception staff, school Sendco and other local reception teachers to ensure that we pass on information about your child that will aid a smooth transition. 

We advise that you share your child unique stories and relevant paperwork with their new teachers. 

If your child attends two different settings, we establish communication by sending a book backwards and forwards telling them all the exciting things they have done. 

As a nursery we reflect on the effectiveness of all our practice using a variety of methods including parent questionnaires, supervision, staff meetings, parent and staff drop-ins, parent consultations, Sendco forums, LIFT meetings, early years forums, policy and procedure reviews and verbal feedback from families and our local community. 

To access a place at our setting you will need to fill in an appllication form which can be found on our website. Once we have received this and a £30 admin fee (refundable if at the time of joining your child is accessing a totally free place), your child will go on our waiting list. If a place becomes available you will be contacted offering you sessions. A home visit will then be arranged with a key person prior to your child starting. Paperwork will be sent out ready for the home vist where this will be gone through with the key person. Our main intake is in September with younger children sometimes being offered a January start instead.

The nursery has a comprehensive website where you can access information, policies, planning, term dates and newsletters etc. 

We have an open door policy and welcome parents to spend time with us. 

Regular questionnaires offer opportunities to put forward ideas and suggestions. 

Parents also form part of our nursery committee. 

Recently we have started an informal coffee morning where parents can join a member of staff to chat about anything from toilet training to the latest trend in fashion!


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