All About Us

Welcoming children from the age of 2 years, Horsmonden Kindergarten aims to provide a caring, secure, stimulating and happy environment where children can learn to interact with other children and adults on what might be their first venture away from home.

Stimulating play activities help them learn to make friends, develop social skills and enable them to achieve their full potential. We feel that when children are relaxed, safe, valued and having fun it builds their confidence and develops independence making them happier to learn and of course paving the way for their move to school.

We aim:-
to enhance the development and education of children under statutory school age working closely with parents and carers.
to provide a safe, stimulating and happy environment.
to work within a framework which ensures equality of opportunity for all children and families within our community.

The Kindergarten is inspected regularly by Ofsted to assess the quality of its provision. A full copy of the most recent report can be obtained by speaking to a member of the committee or staff or by visiting Ofsted's website http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/oxcare_providers/full/(urn)12726

We are proud to have been awarded the Kent Quality Mark (KQM) in July 2014.  Taking part in the KQM has had a fundamental change on how we view our practice, environment and resources. Our project was focused on Physical Development in Early Years for boys.

This project has cemented the relationship between the staff team, parents and children.  It has enhanced our practice, enabling the children to explore, take more risks and undertake more challenging, diverse experiences with high levels of confidence and self esteem. 

We have a greater understanding of the importance of the link between physical play and behaviour especially when working with boys. The future for Horsmonden Kindergarten looks good.  We are indeed very proud of our project and what we have achieved for the children at our setting.