Welcome To

St Andrews Playgroup

Ofsted Inspection November 2019 : Good

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday: 9.30am - 12.30


please pop in or call us on 07979 092 993

 We welcome children from ages 2.5 Years old up Until 5 Years old and currently have availability.

Ofsted Registered 

We recognise that children’s early years are the most important of their lives. Our qualified, highly skilled and supportive team of staff strive every day to create a stimulating environment that welcomes children and adults, and where they feel valued and safe. We work together to provide the essential knowledge that children need to prepare them for their future success. Every day is a new day to explore, play and learn. We have grown immensely as a setting since opening in 1977. It has become an amazing space that we love to share with others, keeping our families and partnerships at the centre of our charity organisation. Working together has helped build the nursery we present today.

Our ethos

· To provide a friendly, approachable environment, in which, all staff know all children and every child’s individual needs are accepted, valued and met in order to support, collectively, each child in reaching their full potential.

· To believe in the value of learning through play- ensuring skilled interactions and support, that will build confidence when speaking and encourage a freedom of expression

· To provide the environment that children need to flourish, making sure its well prepared and stimulating. To have equal importance to outdoor play, so children can explore, create and develop a love of outside and care for the environment

· To plan a curriculum that is embedded consistently and that is designed to meet the uniqueness of each child by getting to know their needs and interests and how they play- to enable them to progress- to be engaged and achieve the best possible outcomes. To set up resources that encourage next steps and all children are able to engage in quality play activities.

· To build on positive relationships with children and adults equally. Provide a warm and nurturing environment where children feel physically and emotionally safe and parents feel supported and values, and they understand the importance of working together to meet the needs of all children for their best outcome. To share this learning journey throughout their time with us.

· To support children every day in developing confidence in their own ability, through teaching independence, to allow them to risk assess and

want to try again, be motivated and eager to join in. allowing their independence towards being school ready and confident in social situations

· To ensure our community nursery works within the framework that promotes equal opportunities regardless of ability, religion, gender , disability or race.

The Education People

Early Years & Childcare Service

Sufficiency & Sustainability 

St Andrews is signed up to Childcare Choices which is a central point of support for parents including Tax free childcare, 30 hours free child care, universal 15 hours, tax credits, universal credit and childcare vouchers. Please click on the link's below.


Free childcare - Kent County Council 

Guides for parents: how early years settings are inspected - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)