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Kingdom Pre school

We are full time nursery, preschool and forest school with extensive grounds and our own woodland.  We are based in Whitfield, offering affordable, flexible childcare for children aged 3mths-5 years.  We are open 49 weeks of the year from 8-6pm except for bank holidays.

We offer excellent facilities, fantastic staff. superb grounds and outdoor space, forest school, extra curricular activities and opportunities, hot meals, with our own in house chef and a kids club for older children.  We are friendly and approachable with a desire to see children flourish and grow to their full potential through child led play and a range of activities.. Our Christian ethos means we promote love, a good sense of security and belonging, happiness and well being because this is when a child will learn and develop best.

We have regular open days and welcome you to visit anytime for coffee and friendly chat.  Please check out our website and Facebook page for more information:

Who to contact

Contact Name
Jennifer Jarman
Contact Position
Business Manager
01304 822 226

Where to go

Port Zone
Willingdon Road
CT16 2JX

We are in the old Club Dover building in Whitfield which is an amazing space for children to explore and have adventures whilst also being secure, which gives parents peace of mind.  our extensive site includes individual classrooms that are age appropriate, like our baby unit with its own dedicated garden.  There is also our large garden, our big field with rope swing and trees to explore and our very own woodland that houses our forest school.  We have a large hall and dining room with our own commercial kitchen and in house chef.  It truly is a wonderful place for children.

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Open All Year
Carescheme Age Range:
0 year(s), 5 month(s) to 5 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 8.00 18.00
Tuesday 8.00 18.00
Wednesday 8.00 18.00
Thursday 8.00 18.00
Friday 8.00 18.00
Other Availability
We are open 49 weeks of the year taking into account the Christmas break and all other bank holidays

Other Details

ECD Type
Offers pickups
Schools covered
Whitfield and Aspen School
Parents are also welcome to arrange to have their child dropped off at our setting for 3.30pm for primary afterschool club.
Cost details
Our prices are updated yearly and are published in our welcome pack. Once you have had your virtual
or in person viewing we will give you our welcome pack and information for you to digest all you have seen.
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Total vacancies
Vacancies Details
Please enquire early to avoid disappointment, we have been operating from a waiting list for a year. We do try to open up new spaces all the time but it has been overwhelmingly busy of late. We have the odd one or two sessions available in some rooms, so please just get in touch.
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 60
5 8 60
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Swing, Cot Room, Table Tennis, Computers / It, Cookery, Drama, Toddler Groups, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Dance, Team Games, Themed Sessions, Trike, Environmental Area, Tv/video/dvd, Water Play, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Help With Homework, Healthy Living, Woodwork, Internet Connection, Kitchen, Library - Children's Library, Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Messy Play Area, Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Nursery, Outdoor Activities, Play House, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Quiet Room, Play Room, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Reading, Air Conditioned, Refreshments, Sewing, Books, Sign Language / Makaton, Bike, Sensory Room, Car Parking, Soft Play Area, Songs, Bushcraft, Sleeping Area, Slide, Climbing Frame, Stories, Climbing Ropes, Sports, Christian Based Ethos
Other facilities information
We have a large setting, Free secure carpark, CCTV, Electronic Learning Journey and Parent App. Forest school, woodlands and outdoor classroom. Full baby unit which is separated into younger and older babies.
Languages Spoken:
Wheelchair Access

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
28/02/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
02/07/2018Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good

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 the Free Early years Funding for 2's (15 hours per week) as well as the 3 & 4 year old free early years funding for both universal (15 hours per week) and extended entitlements (30 hours per week).  All funding can also be stretched over the year and not just term time.

The funding can be used for all of our daily sessions, 8-1,1-3.30,8-6 and 1-6 providing we have availability on the days you need.

Please book either a virtual show round or a face to face viewing to discuss what availability we have on our different session times.

Service status


Local Offer


Here at Kingdom we believe that everyone is created equally. We endeavour to support every child that comes through our doors to access rich learning and development opportunities regardless of any special educational needs or disabilities.  We have a dedicated SENCO, Justine Cooper who is fantastic at supporting both the child and their families throughout their time with us here at Kingdom. With excellent links to Whitfield, Aspen Unit and their dedicated SEN team we are well placed to care for all children.

Special Needs Support

  • Through our ongoing monitoring of children’s progress through observations, the 2 year old check, audits and liaising with parents, once we have identified a need we monitor and record any progress, we can then talk to relevant outside agencies to decide on a plan moving forward,and  which way is best to support the child and then send any referrals needed. 
  • We thrive to form close professional relationships with the parent and inform them of each step that is taken to support their child, with their additional needs.
  • we have a parent staff communication system called Family that we use daily to update parents on their children, activities they have been doing, food eaten. parents can also use this to contact us with any questions or concerns. or just general updates with staff and key person.
  • we have a key person system that enables good consistent communications between nursery and home. 
  • once a need is identified progress and targets will be shared between nursery, parents and other agencies involved, copies of plans made can be given to parents as well as a copy at nursery. 

We will identify where the child is within the age stage development sections of the eyfs, and then taylor activities according to this.

we will taylor activities to the child interests and set achievable next steps for them, and then ways to reach their next steps.

some targets can be long term and some can be short term. 

we offer a wide range of different activities that will support learning across the whole eyfs to give a secure all-round knowledge.  

  • With parents, professionals and the child’s key person input, referrals, personalised and target plans are written together to support the child.
  • children's individual plans are known by the staff within the room, their key person and home so a consistant approach can be taken.  
  • we can trial a range of different teaching styles to best support the child, this can be from small group times activities, use of visual aids, more outside learning time where needed, use of more sensory play to achieve targets (for example mark making in sand, shaving foam) 
  • we use makaton across the whole setting and encourage the children to do this with us.
  • we run different learning groups, we currently have a speech sounds group in place. 

We offer full support to both the children and the families. and the level of support can change depending on what is needed by the family.

The support can be from sending referrals, helping with paperwork, communicating with outside agencies, giving the parents someone to talk to, offering advice when requested, directing the family to different people that can help them further (for example early help, health visitor team) 

We have behaviour policies in place to help with behavioural difficulties, we use different ranges of communication (for example spoken, visual, makaton)

We have polices and procedures for safe working which covers the administration of medicine and personal care 

We would make sure staff are trained to deal with medical conditions 

We have a attendance record to monitor children's attendance and we then can communicate with families if it becomes low, and can offer any support to help the attendance of the child. 

We always aim to work with the family to find the best way to support both them and the child. 

We carry out weekly observations on the child, where we can monitor progress and create achievable next steps for them, this then gets uploaded onto the Famly app thst we use with the parents, they can then look and comment on the observation and give input from home.

We then termly review their progress using their trackers, these are reviewed by key person, manager of our setting and nursery senco where needed.  

We hold 3 parents evenings a year that all parents are welcome to attend, but if anything is needed in between these then a appointment can always be made on request. 

once a SEN need is identified this will be discussed with the family and then with nursery and homes input we can create a targetted plan, if they have outside agencies involved then they are also involved in creating these plans, the family will then still receive a copy.

Any meetings or appointments will be recorded in the childs individual file.

We also welcome regular feedback from home, and would use this to help the child with next steps and targets. 


We taylor activities to suit all children, having different ranges of the same activites available.

We make sure all areas of our building and outdoor areas are accessible to all.  

we make sure we have adequate staff available to help and support the children

When on trips out we go to a 1-2 ratio so all children can be included and catered for. 

All staff regularly attend a range of training and this can be around a taylored subject if the need arises  

We are a fully inclusive nursery who welcome all families and children, with our aim of giving the child a wide all round knowledge and opportunity to develop. 

The building and all rooms are accessible to all children, we have a hand rail going down both, small sets of steps that we do have, but a flat route is also available if needed. 

We fill out and send the "transition passport" document for all children to their new schools.

We can speak to all new schools, the class teacher or the school senco before the child goes, we can get feedback from them and family as what support is needed for the individual child to help the transition be smooth and enjoyable.

New teachers can come in and meet and observe the child in the nursery setting, 

we can make resources that will help the child with their transition for example social stories, picture books, now and next boards. 


We have a SEN policy that all staff read and are aware of.

We have regular access to outside agencies that can offer help and guidance,

We attend regular training and sen forums, we attend lift meetings where we can get help and support.

we regularly check the targets we put in place are achievable by monitoring the childs progress.

we send out questionnaires for parents to give feedback, and have a open door for any parents questions or concerns. 

If you would like to apply for a place at our nursery there a few different ways, 

via our website, there is a enquiry form that gets sent straight through to us.

via Facebook, again this is on a enquiry form that get sent straight to us.

via telephone where we can take your details and send a welcome pack

we can also arrange for you to have a show around, and answer any questions you may have. 

There again is a number of ways this can be done, 

We have box on our main desk where parents can put in suggestions, we then try to act on these and inform parents where changes have been made. 

We have a complaints policy where all complaints will be written down alongside the investigation regarding the complaint and who dealt with it and then the outcome.

All complaints will be directed to the manager of the setting. 

We send out parent questionnaires and offer 3 parents evenings year where parents can discuss with key person, senco or manager any concerns. 


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