Welcome to Wilmington Day Nursery & Pre-School
For childcare in Dartford Heath and nursery services in the Dartford Heath area of Kent
Wilmington children's day nursery is located in the village of Wilmington, near Dartford in Kent, and is set in the grounds of two secondary schools. We've received 3 consecutive Ofsted 'Outstanding' ratings, won Netmums 'favourite day nursery' in the Childcare Awards 2014, won the NMT 'Nursery Indoor Learning Environment' Award 2015 and have been awarded a Top 10 Nursery in the South East from daynurseries.co.uk for two years running.
Located close to Bexley, Dartford and Crayford stations, the nursery is a five-minute drive from the A2 and the M25.
The children's nursery has been established for over ten years and we are very proud of our long-serving nursery staff. Many of our families come to the nursery on recommendations and it is often reassuring when parents arrive and meet those same members of staff.
The children's nursery can take 103 children from three months to five years. We have five rooms: a baby/toddler room, nursery room and pre-school. The nursery provides a friendly, family feel where everyone knows each other. Our brand new state-of-the-art nursery and Pre-School rooms are now open, following a £1.2m investment.
The nursery also has two outside areas, including one specifically for the under-twos. Both areas have an all-weather surface, meaning the ground is safe in all conditions.
The outside area also attracts lots of wildlife, providing many learning opportunities for the children. The nursery works in conjunction with the parents, inviting them to share their work experiences with the children, offering lending libraries for the families and inviting them to open days at weekends.
This is so that working parents have more time to look through learning journals, speak to key people and, of course, play!
We also offer eight-week childcare 'settling in' sessions for new parents and children. This enables families to build a relationship with the nursery prior to the child actually starting. We provide parents with regular updates on their child's progress as this offers reassurance and comfort at a key time.
Our babies and toddlers have a daily contact book so parents and the key people can share thoughts and information. Our quarterly parents evenings are a further opportunity to strengthen the partnership between parents and carers.
We will be delighted to welcome you to Wilmington Day Nursery & Pre-School in Dartford Heath. Our friendly, experienced and highly qualified staff are on hand to conduct a personal nursery tour at a time to suit you. To book a tour, please call 01753 20 11 22 or
How to find Wilmington Day Nursery & Pre-School in Dartford Heath
Located just off the main A2 road, our Dartford children's day nursery is located near to Dartford Heath on Common Lane.
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The baby room at Wilmington Day Nursery & Pre-School
Our baby room at our Dartford children's day nursery caters for up to 15 children aged between three months and two years. We offer a nurturing environment and work closely with parents to provide the best childcare in Wilmington.
This starts with an eight-week worth 'settling in' session enabling us to build a plan for adapting new children to baby nursery life. We provide bottles and sleep times in a designated sleep room for younger babies. Older toddlers also have nap time to help prepare them for the transition to the pre-school room.
The nursery provides a wide range of stimulating activities for the children, including sensory baskets, malleable materials, paint and other craft opportunities.
Children can also explore the outdoors where their physical skills will be developed through a variety of activities. We will also encourage your child’s communication development through stories, singing, questions and roleplay.
The nursery room at Wilmington Day Nursery & Pre-School
Our children's nursery class for toddlers has up to 16 children and offers the children many structured learning opportunities. The role-play area is always a favourite, changing according to the children’s interests, whether that is holidays, bakeries, building sites or the theatre.
Children develop a sense of the wider world and are able to explore it creatively in their own environment as part of our childcare in Wilmington.
Self-confidence and independence are also promoted too, through a self-registration process and laying the tables at mealtimes, which encourages their self-confidence.
The pre-school room at Wilmington Day Nursery & Pre-School
NEW state-of-the-art pre-school now open!
Our pre-school holds up to 22 children aged three to five years and is designed to prepare children for their transition to primary school.
We have specific 'teacher time', where the children take part in planned activities with focused outcomes. This is fantastic preparation for their primary school experience. The children also have access to a variety of ICT equipment, including an interactive smart board and touchscreen PC, as part of their transitional experience.
At Wilmington pre-school and across the Asquith Nurseries group we focus on maths and literacy in the pre-school room, providing various tasks to enhance their numerical and written skills.
Free-flow access to the outdoor areas means that children in our nursery care can be either inside or out. When outside they can dig, climb, count, investigate and learn through activity. Independence is a huge focus. Children dress themselves, pour drinks, serve their own food and participate in the planning of their activities.
meet the team at Wilmington Day Nursery & Pre-School
Leighanne Queenbarrows, Nursery Manager (Maternity Leave)
Eve Brockwell, Nursery Manager
Jackie DeBeer, Nursery Cook
Plus 17 Nursery and support staff
Latest news from Wilmington Day Nursery & Pre-School
Saturday the 3rd of September saw Wilmington’s first pre-showcase day. Our parents and children were invited along to see the progress being made on the new building, and judging from all the positive feedback we received, it’s safe to say they love it!
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Testimonials about Wilmington Day Nursery & Pre-School
It takes some rather special people to care for other peoples' children with the love, patience, wisdom and passion that you have. Ethan joined you eight years ago and Lyla has flourished under your care. Thank you so much!
The Ditchfileds - June 2014