An Outstanding Nursery in a
National Teaching School
Herne CE Infant and Nursery School
We are an outstanding Nursery that is part of the Herne C.E Infant School family. Our stimulating and inspiring purpose built Nursery can be found within the school’s grounds, which means not only do we have our own environment to learn and explore, but we can access all the facilities within the school. Such areas include the HIVE (designated woodland area), the Wildlife Garden, computer suite, music room, school hall and library. Close links with the school mean we spend time with older siblings and other buddies, particularly in Year R for stories, singing and whole school events.
The Nursery is led by a Specialist Leader of Education of the Early Years and supported by an experienced team of adults. Our Nursery also holds the Kent Quality Mark. The panel commented on the leadership and management as “having a focus on ‘attention to detail’ resulting in ensuring exemplary practice being in place at all times.”
Our Nursery offers 15 hours funded Pre-school provision for children over the age of three. Places are offered to children, according to set criteria, for them to attend either five mornings or five afternoon sessions per week, or two and a half day sessions, dependent upon places available. Access to our Infant school is not guaranteed from the Nursery although assessment of children entering school shows evidence that children benefit by attending our Nursery. They are able to adapt to the school environment and daily routines.
If you are interested in a place for your child, please contact the school office. We would love to show you around Windmill Nursery and answer any questions you may have.
* 15 Hours Funded Nursery Sessions for 3 and 4 year olds,
5 mornings, 5 afternoons, or 2½ days
2½ days beginning of week (Full day Mon, Tues & Weds am)
2½ days end of week (Weds pm & Full day Thurs, Fri)
* An exceptional, well resourced Nursery led by an
Early Years Specialist Teacher
* A happy, safe and stimulating environment for all children to play,
learn and develop
Nursery Term Dates are the same as the main School -
Please use this link to view dates
Prior to receiving funded early years education sessions,
children may start Nursery without charge after their third birthday.
This will provide additional hours to offset against any Bank Holidays or
Staff Development Days that may result in children not receiving their full funded hours.
Where this does not apply it will be looked at on an individual basis.
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Comments from Children and Parents
"My Nursery is a happy place to be"
"My child has really blossomed due to the nurturing and supportive care in the Nursery"
"A fabulous nursery that treats each child as an individual"
For more information, or to arrange a visit, please contact
the School Office 01227 740793
Palmer Close, Herne, Herne Bay, CT6 7AH