All about Kiddiecare Kindergarten
Kiddiecare offers a structured/freeflow routine. Our children learn through structured lessons with a balance of free choice play. We strive to offer the highest care and education for all children within a safe and caring environment. Our experienced and dedicated staff supports children to become confident and independent, which then ensures a smooth transitions into their next steps into school and education.
We are a setting that enjoys all outdoor activities and many visits into our local community. We have a large new garden and the use of fields and woods in our school grounds. Outdoor play is a big part of our children’s development and learning. We have strong ties with our local school and communities. We hold an outstanding Ofsted and our visit from Ofsted praised and congratulated us on our amazing team of staff.
Choosing the right school for your child is the most important time in your child’s life. Children from Kiddiecare historically go to Meopham Community Academy, Istead Rise Primary School, Cobham Primary School and Independent Primary Schools. Staff are always here to guide and support you and assist in school choices if requested. We have an open door policy and we work hard to build a good strong working partnership with parents. We value our parents contribution and input during their child’s time at Kiddiecare.
Here are a selection of photos from around our Kindergarten
Our term dates
Wednesday 3rd June 2105 to Wednesday 22nd July 2015.
We come back on Monday 7th September 2015 until Friday 23rd October 2015.
We return on Monday 2nd November 2015 till Friday 18th December 2015.
Meet our friendly staff
We know how important it is for your Children to feel happy and safe outside of their own home.
We would like to introduce to you our staff who will be looking after your little ones and for you and your Children to be able to put a face to a name.
Jugan Sahota - Owner / Manager:
Jugan Sahota started working at Kiddiecare Kindergarten as a volunteer in 2009 when her daughter started at Kiddiecare. She fell in love with Kiddiecare so much that she continued working as a volunteer for the next 3 years while training and studying and completing her Level 2 and 3 NVQ. Jugan is also currently studying for a Foundation Degree Professional Studies in Early years at Christ church University in Canterbury. Jugan took over as owner of Kiddiecare Kindergarten in 2013 and made considerable improvements to the resources and garden. Jugan is the owner and hands on manger, she loves what she does and it shows. She is very proud of her team and their Outstanding nursery and continuously strives to make Kiddiecare even better!
Tracey Davia - Deputy Manger / Ecat / Key Person:
Tracey Davia has been in Childcare for the last 25 years and she has been at Kiddiecare for the last 18 years. Tracey has NVQ Level 2,3 and 4 and she is also a trained accessor in child care. She was part of the KCC budding project which was encouraging children in the outdoors and outdoor learning. Tracey is also our Ecat co ordinator, (every child a talker). Tracey is very creative and enjoys art and craft and encourages children to be creative.
Lucia Burroughs - Senior / SENCo / Key Person:
Lucia Burroughs has been working in childcare for 22 years and is Level 4. Lucia has been with Kiddiecare for 16 years and is a hit with the children and parents. Lucia is also our SENCo (Special Education Needs Co-ordinators) officer. Lucia also has won the highly regarded NMT National Award as ‘NURSERY/NURSE Childcare Worker 2010’. Lucia enjoys outdoor learning and enjoys gardening and growing with the children. Lucia speaks English and Italian.
Anna Rust - Key Person:
Anna is NVQ level 3 qualified and has been at Kiddiecare for the last 7 years. She has gained lots of knowledge and understanding through much training with experience staff at Kiddiecare. Anna enjoys and encourages the children in musical movements and P.E. Anna is always very orgnised and leads her own key group and strives to create a stimulating calm environment for her key children.
Kelly Wallace - Key Person:
Kelly has 14 years experience working with Children and she is Level 3 NVQ in Childcare. She has also finished her first year of the foundation degree in Early Years and has been with us for the last 6 months. Kelly enjoys messy play, art and craft activities and P.E.
Joanne Sutton - Trainee:
Joanne is studying for her level 2 in childcare while working at Kiddiecare. She has been with us for 1 year, however both of her children attended Kiddiecare before she joined our team. She is a soft, kind approachable and caring person. She in enjoys art and craft, story time, circle time and P.E. She has become a valuable member of the team in a very short period.
Victoria Chambers - Trainee:
Victoria has been with Kiddiecare for the last 2 years and she is is now finishing her level 2 qualification in Childcare. She is very popular with the children and takes great pride in her work. Victoria has been a great addition to our team and she is looking forward to starting her level 3 soon.
Saleena Sandhi - Trainee:
Saleena is our newest addition to the Kiddiecare team. She has been working in Childcare for the last 10 years. She is currently studying for her level 2 in Childcare. She has a great understanding with the children and is great fun and very creative. She likes to explore the wealth of resources we have at Kiddiecare to make the most for the children. Saleena is a very happy and bubbly member of the team.
We are a setting who encourages trainees, volunteers and students.