Woodlands Pre-School in Southborough

Welcome to Woodlands Pre-School

For childcare in Southborough and nursery services in the Southborough area of Kent

Woodlands children's pre-school provides care for children aged 2 to 4 and is rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted. Set in a converted school in beautiful woods next to Southborough Common and behind St Peter’s Church, there is plenty of space to park, making drop-offs and collections easy for parents. 

Younger children, between 3 months and 2 years, are now catered for by our Woodlands day nursery, situated in a newly refurbished, bespoke building in Springfield Road. More information can be found here.

The children's nursery is light and airy with large windows and high ceilings. Our rooms are sparkling from our recent refurbishment which, together with all the new furniture and resources, has had a huge impact on all of our children’s learning and development.

We feed into many local schools such as Southborough, Speldhurst, Langton Green, Bidborough, St Matthews and St Johns and work closely with all of them to help ease transitions between nursery and ‘big school’.

At Woodlands, our Southborough children's day nursery, we use a 'key person' approach to support parents and children from the very start. Your child’s key person will follow your child’s individual routine and build their day around your preferences and wishes.

We offer eight-week 'settling in' sessions before your child starts, to enable you and your child to build relationships with your key person and provide an insight into the day-to-day running of the nursery.  We tailor the sessions to each family, based on discussions and observations.

We also have a fully qualified Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) who works here at Woodlands to help and support children and families with additional needs.

Our amazing outside area has just been completely refitted to support children in all areas of their learning and development. We have a beautiful tipi for cosy story times and a wavy and bumpy path to help children develop an awareness that not all surfaces are flat.

Children at our Southborough pre-school can take part in activities including planting, digging, sand and water play in our Amazing adventure garden, as well as hunting for mini-beasts: all of which help with sensory development. The amazing nature observatory overlooking the woods makes our garden a very special place for children to learn, develop and discover the natural world.

We will be delighted to welcome you to Woodlands pre-school in Southborough. Our friendly, experienced and highly qualified staff are on hand to conduct a personal show round at a time to suit you. To book a show round, please call 01753 20 11 22 or

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How to find Woodlands Pre-School in Southborough

Our Southborough children's day nursery is well-situated in the suburbs of Southborough, with a bus stop nearby, close to the area's major roads and Tonbridge Railway Station via the A26 London Road.
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Facilities at Woodlands Pre-School

The local common and surrounding woodlands are ideal for long nature walks and the pre-school children have access to ‘Forest School’ lessons on a regular basis. Our Southborough children's day nursery also offers 'play and stay' sessions for prospective and existing parents alike to accompany their child on a Monday afternoon.

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The nursery room at Woodlands Pre-School

The nursery is a large bright room with a viewing gantry that allows the children to safely climb the stairs and look out of the windows into the surrounding woods. The children love being able to watch the birds and squirrels and see what the weather is doing on a daily basis.

The room is designed to encourage the children to be independent and make their own choices in what they play with.  All toys and resources are set at the children’s level, sand, water and paint are always available for the children along with planned activities provided by the children’s key person. There is also lots of encouragement to tidy up!

The children are encouraged to self-serve their own lunches, with support from staff if required. There is an adjoining changing area, with low-level toilets so the children can be supported with potty training as and when they are ready.


The preschool room at Woodlands Pre-School

Situated on the first floor of the Southborough children's day nursery, our pre-school room is a large, bright airy space. The room can hold 24 children at anyone time and is extremely popular and busy. It boasts a good range of ICT facilities, including a large SMART board and touch-screen computer.

The room is laid out like a classroom to help the children get ready for ‘big school’. Toys and resources are easily accessible so the children can choose what they would like to do.  There is also ‘teacher time’ where the children carry out planned activities with specific learning outcomes. We place an emphasis on numeracy, literacy and phonics.

The children go outside at least twice a day, whatever the weather.  Activities include tending the vegetables in our vegetable patches, visiting the surrounding woodlands to build hides to watch the birds and animals through their binoculars, or heading up to the common to play parachute games or hold a mini Olympics!


The outdoor spaces at Woodlands Pre-School

Being outdoors is a great way for children to learn about the world they live in and explore at their own pace. Our fantastic garden area in our Southborough pre-school has just been completely refitted to support children in all areas of their learning and development.

We have a beautiful tipi for cosy story time, a wave path and Astroturf, which is a much safer surface for children to play on.

Planting, digging and looking for mini beasts all help with sensory development, and the amazing nature observatory overlooking the woods makes our garden a very special place for children. It really is a non-stop learning adventure with endless things to explore and discover.


meet the team at Woodlands Pre-School

Pam Webber – Nursery Manager

Alex Peacock – Assistant Manager

Carol Brown – Nursery Cook

Plus 22 nursery and general staff

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