Our team of dedicated and highly-qualified staff is led by Nursery Manager, Zen Stedman. She works closely with Simon James, Head Master of Kent College Junior School and our Early Years and Pre-Reception teachers and team. An added advantage if children progress on to Early Years and Reception in Kent College is that they are already familiar with the surroundings and many of the staff, ensuring a smooth transition into Junior school life.
There are 14 fully qualified nursery practitioners within the Garden cottage Nursery which along with the Manager also includes a Deputy manager and 2 Supervisors.
Partnership with parents
Garden Cottage Nursery recognises that parents are a child’s first and most important teachers, and we believe that working in partnership with parents is crucial to the success and development of our children. We work with parents as their child learns and progresses, and wherever possible we try to incorporate parents’ requests into our routines.
We always welcome suggestions from parents. Parents Open Days/Evenings are held regularly during the year, and parents will be given notice of these dates. We are available to provide daily contact or feedback to parents as required.