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Hand in Hand Nursery

Who to contact

Contact Name
Vicky Astley
Contact Position
Nursery Manager

Where to go

Hand in Hand Nursery
Newlands Childrens Centre
Dumpton Lane
CT11 7AJ



The nursery is open from 8am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday.  We are open 38 weeks of the year, term time only for children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years.

Fully equipped gardens

Key person system

Free settling in sessions          

Home visits (optional)

Funded Entitlement for all eligible 3 & 4 year olds

Free for 2 funding for all eligible 2 year olds





When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only
Carescheme Age Range:
6 year(s), 0 month(s) to 5 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 17:00
Thursday 08:00 17:00
Friday 08:00 17:00

Other Details

ECD Type
Day Nursery
Offers pickups
Cost details
Contact provider for details
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Vacancies Details
contact Nursery Manager for full details of current vacancies 03000 420994
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 44
Immediate vacancies?
Music, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Dance, Outdoor Activities, Trike, Puppets, Water Play, Quiet Room, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Reading, Refreshments, Books, Sign Language / Makaton, Bike, Kitchen, Soft Play Area, Songs, Sleeping Area, Slide, Climbing Frame, Stories





Hand in Hand  Nursery is provided by Thanet Early Years Project, a charitable organisation that has provided services for children and families in Thanet since 1987.


We are  based in the  Newlands Children’s Centre, Dumpton Lane, Ramsgate.  We are registered to take children from 3 months to five years.


 In the event of our nursery having to close for maintenance or similar the project has two other settings that subject to availability may be able to accommodate your child.


As Manager I would like to introduce you and your child to our nursery. At Hand in Hand we want for you as Parents and Carers to have a friendly trusting relationship with the staff. We want to be true partners with you in your children’s care and education. Every child will be assigned a key-person who will be responsible for liaising with you and implementing the care of your child; in the event of their absence each key person has a buddy. We want you to be assured that your child is safe and secure.


We aim to ensure that all children will develop confidence and independence through making choices which will positively affect their learning and life decisions.


At   Hand in Hand Nursery we:- 


Provide a learning environment which is carefully planned to provide a variety of activities to meet each individual child’s learning needs:


  • Promote positive outcomes for all  children.


  • Develop children’s independence and


  • Promote an all inclusive environment.


  • Maintain a high standard of care and education.


  • Promote outdoor and physical play.


  • Provide balanced healthy snacks.


  • Employ friendly approachable qualified and dedicated staff.


Newlands Children’s Centre

As part of the Newlands Children’s Centre we are able to benefit from the involvement of other professionals. We are able to seek the advice of health visitors, as well as, the Early Help workers  who all form part of the children’s centre services.

 At Thanet Early Years Project (TEYP)


We aim to help your child settle into nursery as smoothly as possible and provide a wide range of fun experiences to help develop your child’s interest and learning.   TEYP believe that in order for your child to feel secure and settle into nursery life, it is best for them to attend a minimum of two sessions per week

Wheelchair Access

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
25/03/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
15/10/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
15/02/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement

Service status

Temporarily closed


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