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Otford Nursery School

Welcome to Otford Nursery, We pride ourselves in offering a caring enviroment that children and families can feel safe and secure whilst enjoying an enriched range of activities and develop at their own pace.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Carole-Anne Wakefield
Contact Position

Where to go

Otford Nursery School and Oasis After School Club
Otford Nursery School
High St
TN14 5PG

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only
Carescheme Age Range:
2 year(s), 0 month(s) to 5 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:45 15:15
Tuesday 08:45 15:15
Wednesday 08:45 15:15
Thursday 08:45 15:15
Friday 08:45 15:15

Other Details

ECD Type
Day Nursery
Offers pickups
Cost details
From £20.00 Per Session AM
From £20.00 Per Session PM
£3.00 Per Lunch
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
2 2 15
3 5 49
0 5 49
5 7 49
Immediate vacancies?
Sandpit, Scooter, Music, Reading, Literacy and Numeracy, Cookery, Messy Play Area, Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Books, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Nursery, Outdoor Activities, Pets, Trike, Songs, Play House, Slide, Climbing Frame, Stories, Puppets, Water Play, Games / Puzzles
Languages Spoken:
Wheelchair Access

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
15/09/2014Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
08/09/2015Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good
07/09/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement

Local Offer


Otford Nursery welcomes all children from the ages of 2-5 years old. We work closely with families, healthcare professionals and outside agencies where needed to ensure we are meeting all of our children’s individual needs. We understand that parent’s views and opinions are vital and they are respected and included in everything we do for their children. SEN is described as the needs of a child who has a disability or difficulty which makes learning harder for them than other children their age. At Otford nursery Our Senco is Hayley Lund she works with the key workers and families to ensure that the best support and resources are available to help with the development of your child.

Special Needs Support

Before joining

  • Initial viewing
  • Home visit with the manager and your keyworker
  • Entry profile asking questions about your child’s likes, dislikes, health etc
  • Taster session


  • Starting points assessing where they are according to the EYFS
  • Two year check

While at nursery

  • Conversations with the parents
  • Continuously observe all children using tapestry which parents have access to and receive emails every time we post.
  • Unique stories a year with full development trackers
  • Discussions with SENCO
  • Targeted plan- targets around areas of concern. (if required)

The key person is very important in the EYFS this is the person that will be there from the beginning to build a strong and positive relationship with both you and your child.

  • Tapestry
  • Open mornings
  • The staff are always available to talk to the parents at the end of the day with any concerns
  • Unique stories
  • Mums and dad days.
  • End of term (Christmas and summer) parties and end of year trip for all.

The EYFS is the statutory framework for children aged 0-5 years old. This framework is split in to 3 prime areas and 4 specific areas.  We use this framework to create planned activities around the children’s interests and where they are at developmentally.

  • We make all activities planned adaptable for children of all ages and stages of development.
  • We plan according to the child’s next steps
  • We use a variety of different teaching strategies
  • We encourage groups play and support where needed
  • We adapt our language to meet all children’s stages of development
  • We use communicate and print to create a daily timetable and flash cards to support learning and communication.
  • Providing toys, resources and interesting activities to capture all children’s attention in both inside and outside environments.
  • We have implemented Early talk
  • Completing paper work for outside agencies where needed e.g. speech therapy
  • Liaising with outside professionals or other agencies
  • creating plans (targeted/personalised)
  • All staff are fully trained or currently training as an early years practitioner,
  • We attend further training e.g. SEN/autism awareness etc
  • We plan activities around the children’s interest,
  • We make planning adaptable for all ages and abilities
  • We use the Best practise guidance documents
  • We use Targeted or personalised plans to highlight areas of need in individual children
  • We have key word Flash cards
  • We have Makaton song DVDs
  • We buy additional resources
  • Now and next boards and daily timeline
  • Where necessary receiving advice and support from outside agencies.
  • targeted plan this is targets to help them achieve the milestone,
  • discussions with parents
  • local inclusion team visit
  • Referrals you to other services for example speech therapy.
  • Personalised plan which would be more detailed plan to support your child’s development.
  • LIFT referral
  • specialist teaching and learning service (SALT) Visit
  • other support referrals e.g. early help
  • early talk boost
  • health visitor Visits
  • other funding where needed
  • Tapestry observations
  • Unique stories
  • Tracking according to EYFS
  • Planning activates according to progress
  • Open mornings
  • Parent access to tapestry
  • About me and entry profile pages
  • Chats with parents
  • Plan for all developmental ages
  • Adaptable activities
  • Planning around likes and interests
  • Risk assessing
  • Inviting parents and staff on all trips
  • End of term parties for all children and parents

Currently the building is not accessible although steps can be changed for ramps

  • preparing and supporting families and children for the transition
  • through preparations of records about a children development and learning in the early years.
  • Relevant paperwork sent to new setting with parents’ consent
  • Child visits to new school or setting
  • talking with children about going to school in age/stage apporiate ways. 
  • providing a school uniform dress up for the children to explore.
  • Recommend that the setting/ school come and the child in our setting.
  • arranging meetings with parents to come and discuss any concerns and stratagies that may need putting in to place for a smooth start at school. 
  • Attending lift meetings
  • Weekly staff meetings with any updates
  • Additional training/ providing feedback to all staff and parents
  • Parents meetings to discussion changes
  • Reviewing our SEND policy annually or as required
  • Annual questionnaires about the setting.
  • Call or use our contact page on our website
  • Download prospectus from the website
  • Arrange a viewing
  • Meeting with key worker and SENCO to discuss any additional paper work .e.g. funding forms.
  • Home visits
  • Taster sessions
  • Open door policy
  • Questionnaire
  • Open mornings
  • encouraging parents to comment on their childrens tapestry observations.


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