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Brenchley Pre-School Limited

Brenchley Pre-School has been in the village since 1964.  We are a charity community preschool set on the Primary school site.

We have two classes - our Nursery Class for our 2 year olds is registered for 12 children per session with three members of staff.

Our Lions Class for our 3/4 year olds is registered for 26 children per session with 5 members of staff.

We operate a Breakfast club from 7.30am and a twilight club up to 6pm if needed.



Who to contact

Contact Name
Sian Scovell
Contact Position

Where to go

Brenchley Pre-School Limited
Brenchley Road
TN12 7NY

We are situated on the same site as Brenchley & Matfield Primary School.

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only
Carescheme Age Range:
2 year(s), 3 month(s) to 4 year(s), month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 7.30 18.00
Tuesday 7.30 18.00
Wednesday 7.30 18.00
Thursday 7.30 18.00
Friday 7.30 18.00

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£19.65 Per session
£8.50 Before School
£7.75 an hour After School
£6.25 Per lunch
ECD Type
Day Nursery
Offers pickups
Cost details
Due to parent requests we have initiated a wrap around club from September 2023 - breakfast club from 7.30am and Twilight Club up to 6pm
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Vacancies Details
Please contact us for a visit around the preschool to meet the staff and see our facilities.
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Dance, Nursery, Team Games, Outdoor Activities, Environmental Area, Play House, Trampoline, Puppets, Water Play, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Reading, Refreshments, Books, Sign Language / Makaton, Internet Connection, Kitchen, Songs, Sleeping Area, Stories

We operate Term Time Only.

Languages Spoken:
Sign Language Makaton, 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 30 hours Funding


Please be aware that free funding cannot be used for lunch club or wrap around care (Breakfast and Twilight Club)

Service status


Local Offer


Staff are experienced in a variety of different special needs with excellent links with services to assist and support children and their parents with SEN

Brenchley Pre-School Website

Special Needs Support

We are very passionate about early intervention. 

We have a variety of different games and a robust SEN system to encourage children to practice skills they are finding difficult with referral process to link the child with the right agency to give the parent and child clear information and point them in the right direction for help.


Any support that may be needed for any child will first begin with a conversation between the keyperson and parent.  We will speak to the parent about how we are going to practice the skill, give parent techniques or resources for them to be able to continue the practising at home.  Through observation, we will gather any evidence we need to refer the child to the correct agency and then through our LIFT system speak to the SEN Advisor who will submit help to the according agencies

Every staff member is qualified including two Early Years Teachers.  There is also a wealth of experience, so that we are able to differentiate the curriculum to the child's individual needs and interests

A personalised/Target plan will be created and shared with parents to explain the different strategies the keyperson and child will be working on

All parents are involved with any activities we are undertaking with children with additional needs.  Often resources are borrowed so that parents can continue the learning at home eg Clever fingers packs with little activities so that the children can practice fine motor muscles

All additional needs are catered to each individual child


We have targeted and personalised plans for children with SEND with strategies and SMART targets for the keyperson to work with

We have care plans for children with medical needs providing personal care and administration of medicines

Every term we plot the children's progress on a Progress Tracker so that we can see if he/she has made progress.  Should child need additional support in an area it is then able to be identified and either used for LIFT gaining additional support alongside the keyperson practising and planning additional activities.  Progress Tracker are shared at parents evening.

We look at every activity and differentiate it so that every child has access to it

We are all on one level there are no stairs/steps to deal with 

We have a good transition policy.  The different uniform is played with together with welcome packs made for book corner.

Separate meetings are held with the Teacher and keyperson so that the Teacher has knowledge of them prior to meeting

Keyperson and child visit school to play

Reports and Progress Trackers are send to the school

Parents of children with SEN are very involved with the SENCO/keyperson on every element.  We ask for their feedback and evaluation


Any transitions that a child will be undertaking will be managed very carefully, separate meeting with school/setting, visits to school with keyperson 

Please contact Sian Scovell (Manager)

Feedback from parents comes from a variety of different modes

- Parents have an app called Tapestry where they can follow their child's observations and progress and feedback on anything

- We have a parents evening every term where we value feedback

- Every year a questionaire goes out to parents asking how they feel about the preschool, settling in, snacks, how they feel about staff knowledge, do they feel their child is safe

We have a compliants procedure and policy



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