Choochoos Day Nursery Whitstable is overseen by an independent provider, who understands the importance of consistently providing exceptional care and education for all children from a secure, stimulating and welcoming base. Well resourced equipment in a rich and friendly accessible environment combined with Early Years Practitioners scaffolding learning raises outcomes for every individual. Children thrive when given opportunities to explore and independently develop through play experiences. High levels of well being and involvement raises a child’s self esteem and confidence and ‘deep level learning’ for every individual can then take place.
Choochoos Day Nursery provides care for children from birth to five years. The service is based in a once disused railway building on the coast bound side of Whitstable Railway Station. Two impressive Edwardian buildings originally used as an old ticket office, delivery shed and waiting room now uniquely form the provision. For the convenience of our clientele we operate between the hours of 8.00 am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday providing healthy meals and snacks for up to 71 children per day. The children in our care are able to experience unique opportunities in abundance to grow and develop as an individual independently. Children progress in their next steps of learning and development through play as practitioners plan, observe, scaffold and support.
Choochoos and Baby Choos Whitstable was recently inpected by Ofsted and received ‘Outstanding’ in all 17 areas Ofsted assess in. We recognise that outstanding practice never stands still and continue to reflect, develop and improve our service.
Kent Quality Mark
We have held the prestigious ‘Kent Quality Mark’ for three years. In September 2012 we were re assessed and proudly regained accreditation for the award. This awards grades us on our quality, facilities and service we provide to make a difference to young people. To gain the award, Choochoos showed commitment to raising the quality of their service and improved outcomes for pre-school children and their families. The scheme is organised by Kent County Council.