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Herne Bay Infant School and Seashells Nursery

Seashells Maintained Nursery is an educational setting offering flexible hours across the week to accommodate the needs of our local families. We are open from 8.30am until 3.15pm - term time only. We are situated in the Foundation Stage area of Herne Bay Infant School and Seashells Nursery. We are a purpose built setting with easy access to a large outdoor area. From the term after your child is 3 years old they are able to access the universal offer of 15 free hours of nursery education each week. We also offer 30 hours of childcare to eligible families. Additional sessions above free entitlement are available on a chargeable basis including a lunch club from 11.30 - 12.15pm.

We also offer a limited number of places for 2 year olds. This can be children who are entitled to Free for Two funding or parents who wish to pay for this provision.

The setting is run by a nursery teacher who has qualified teacher status.

Our aim is to provide a stimulating, happy, secure environment in which to play; a variety of exciting experiences to learn from with opportunities to socialise, become more independent and develop skills for life.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Emma Gilbert or Emma Callow
Contact Position
Nursery teachers
01227 372245

Where to go

Herne Bay Infant School
Stanley Road
Herne Bay

We have a large outdoor area where children help to look after our guinea pigs Harry, Archimedes and Ollie. We keep chickens and the children use their eggs in cooking activities each week or for their snack.

As the Nursery is part of Herne Bay Infant School there are strong transition links in preparation for children who are starting school here. All the Nursery children benefit from undertaking some activities with the Year R children such as a joint 'Ugly Bug Ball'.

We utilise the fact that we are a town centre setting by taking the children out on regular visits into the community. We have done visits to the local library, bakery, greengrocer, fire station and book shop. We also visit the local park to view the changing seasons.

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only
Carescheme Age Range:
2 year(s), 3 month(s) to 4 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08.30 11:30
Monday 12:15 15:15
Tuesday 08.30 11.30
Tuesday 12:15 15:15
Wednesday 08.30 11:30
Wednesday 12:15 15:15
Thursday 08.30 11:30
Thursday 12:15 15:15
Friday 08.30 11:30
Friday 12:15 15:15
Other Availability
Lunch club 11.30-12.15

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£15.00 Per session am
£15.00 Per session pm
£4.00 child brings own packed lunch Per lunch
£6.20 with hot meal Per lunch
ECD Type
Maintained Nursery
Offers pickups
Cost details
Contact provider for details
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
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, Discussions / Talks, Outdoor Activities, Pets, Trike, Play House, Trampoline, Puppets, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Healthy Living, Reading, Woodwork, Refreshments, Books, Bike, Kitchen, Soft Play Area, Songs, Slide, Climbing Frame, Library Visits, Stories
Languages Spoken:
Wheelchair Access

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)

30 hour offer = 8.30am - 3.15pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am - 11.30am Friday

Local Offer

Special Needs Support

Nursery staff assess and monitor children regularly.


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