Parents Rate Kent Nursery as One of Top 20 Nurseries in the South East

Parents have rated nurseries in the South East, with Northbourne Park Pre-Prep School in Deal, Kent coming in the Top 20 out of 1931 nurseries.

The top twenty nurseries in the South East received an award from the leading day nurseries review site,, with the award based on the nursery’s reviews from the children’s families and carers.

Amanda Hopkins, review manager at, said:

“We would like to congratulate Northbourne Park Pre-Prep School being a top nursery in the South East, as rated by parents! It is such an achievement to be chosen as one of the best nurseries by the families and carers of the children that attend the setting.”

“Reviews of the Top 20 nurseries show these settings both stimulate and nurture children, boosting their social and emotional wellbeing and helping shape their development.”

“The brain is at its most receptive during the first five years of a child’s life, which is why we decided to recognise those nurseries, which play a vital role in educating and caring for children.”

Head of Northbourne Park’s Pre-Prep, Gillian Rees, said:

“The nursery at Northbourne Park School is buzzing with the news of a Top 20 Nursery award for 2018. We are so pleased to have received this award. It is great recognition of the hard work of all the staff, our supportive parents and of course the wonderful children in our nursery and pre-prep.”

The nursery is a happy, safe and stimulating environment, where the children thrive and learn, supported by adults who understand and care for them with a daily routine providing a balance between child-initiated and teacher-directed activities. The classrooms are welcoming and colourful with displays of the children’s work. The Nursery is set out with different areas, for role play, writing, cosy book corner reading, creative work, construction, sand and water play.

The nursery classrooms are situated on the ground floor, with direct access to our outdoor area and garden in a beautiful rural location. Many children enjoy learning outside and there are always activities based outside during the day so that the children can take their learning outdoors if they prefer. Great use is made of the wonderful grounds of the Pre-Prep and Prep Schools to enhance the children’s learning; going on nature walks to observe the changes in the seasons, visiting the pond to look for creatures or visiting the school vegetable gardens to see what’s growing.  All the children benefit from weekly Forest School sessions.

In addition, the children enjoy learning French and Music with specialist teachers and they are fully included in a range of daily activities with the older children which makes for a wonderful community spirit.

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Congratulations, Northbourne Park Pre-Prep School! This is tremendous news and thanks to the hardwork, determination and dedication of your staff. Thank you for sharing with us.