Nettlestead and Wateringbury Preschool and Out of Schools Club (NWPS)
Rated as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in May 2018, this small village preschool located in a purpose built setting in the village of Nettlestead. We have a large covered outside play area, where the children play outside all year round! Also on our doorstep, we have a children's play park, open field and a small wooded area which is great for exploring and nature walks.
Our setting manager is L6 qualified and has over 25 years experience in early years, including working as an early years advisor and Ofsted inspector and our deputies include a qualified primary school teacher and a L3 practitioner who has worked in the setting for over 7 years.
We work closely with other agencies to ensure children's individual needs are met, including early years specialist teachers, portage and speech therapists. We can provide childcare and education for children from the age of 2yrs, and can provide up to 30 hours of funded care and education for eligible children, with no additional costs involved.
We work in partnership with Wateringbury School, providing a 'walking bus' to and from school, as well as before and after school care. As such, we can provide 'wrap-around' care from 7.30am - 6.00pm.
The setting also offers some 'holiday care' to support working parents, however a number of our children from non-working parent families attend; the club is available for all children, including those who do not normally attend the setting.