All Saints is a long established Nursery School originally opened in 1968. We offer a variety of sessions for children aged two and a half to five, with a maximum of 26 children per session. We have a highly qualified and very experienced staff team who offer a warm, welcoming and stimulating environment.
The Nursery is set in the peaceful and picturesque grounds of All Saints Church. We have a large grassy outdoor area surrounded by trees and with a large variety of equipment. There are excellent parking facilities and a bus stop just along the road. We have close links with local schools and visit frequently.
Welcome to the All Saints Nursery Website. We hope you find it informative. We aim to provide useful information for new parents searching for the right provision for their child and also a friendly and accessible service for our existing parents. We offer the children a wide range of exciting and stimulating activities as they take those first steps to independence in a supportive and nurturing environment, where each child feels part of the All Saints family.
Of course the best way to really get to know us is to come in and visit. Please contact us at any time for more information or if you are passing call in to meet the staff and see the sessions in action you don’t need an appointment.
We organise lots of family events such as Easter workshops, Summer sports days and family picnics, Christmas fairs, music nights, quizzes and much more! The Nursery School is a registered charity. We have a Parents & Friends Group who organise lots of fundraising events for us. Any parent can be involved, the group meets in a very informal way every half term and it’s a great way to get to know other parents.
1st September 2016 INSET DAY – Nursery closed to children
2nd September 2016 INSET DAY – Nursery closed to children
Monday 5th September 2016 Term 1 starts
Friday 21st October 2016 Term 1 ends
24th October – 28th October 2016 Half Term Holiday
Monday 31st October 2016 Term 2 starts
Tuesday 20th December 2016 Term 2 ends
21st December 2016 INSET DAY – Nursery closed to children
22nd December 2016 – 2nd January 2017 Christmas Holidays
3rd January 2017 INSET DAY – Nursery closed to children
4th January 2017 INSET DAY – Nursery closed to children
Thursday 5th January 2017 Term 3 starts
Friday 10th February 2017 Term 3 ends
13th February – 17th February 2017 Half Term Holiday
Monday 20th February 2017 Term 4 starts
Wednesday 29th March 2017 Term 4 ends
30th March – 17th April 2017 End of Term Holiday
Wednesday 19th April 2017 Term 5 starts
Friday 26th May 2017 Term 5 ends
1st May 2017 Bank Holiday (UK) – Nursery Closed
29th May – Friday 2nd June 2017 Half Term Holiday
Monday 5th June 2017 Term 6 Starts
Friday 21st July 2017 Term 6 Ends
I would like to say that All Saints Nursery has an amazing way of making you feel your child is the only child in the nursery. My daughter’s nursery days were her foundation to the rest of her education and I believe she had the best start at All Saints. The staff have an amazing talent of knowing where a lost twig went, where the piece of tiny special paper went, how to distract that imminent melt down. The support they give parents cannot be quantified. I personally felt this as my daughter’s older sibling has Cerebral Palsy and during a time when he was taken poorly and went to Hospital, my daughter then became unsettled at the nursery. The nursery worked with me to ease her back in where she found separation from me a problem they went that extra mile for her. She will always remember her All Saints days they were the best! This is an better than outstanding nursery and all children starting their early years here are very fortunate.
My daughter absolutely loved All Saints and still talks about the fun times she had there. She did so many exciting things like watching chicks hatch, searching for dinosaurs, having tea with the king, teddy bears picnics, role playing and playing in a fantastic outside area with her friends.
For the academic year commencing September 2013 my daughter attended All Saints Nursery, and for that I am grateful. I had removed her from another local nursery and so feel able to make a direct comparison regarding when a nursery team work on behalf of a child and when they work strictly for profits. All Saints promotes an ethos of learning and respect for others that is encompassed in an environment that provides an abundance of joyful experiences. That joy filters through to the family not just for the children attending the nursery. My regret is that my daughter only experienced one year in such a magical environment. All the staff are knowledgeable and caring, often going way beyond their call of duty. If anyone is looking for the template for how a nursery should and could be run, please look no further than All Saints, Whitstable.
Each of my children spent two years at All Saints Nursery and I can honestly say that the nursery and its staff were a crucial part of their development into balanced pre-schoolers who knew how to have fun, how to behave with respect for others and how to be confident in themselves. The team at All Saints consists of experienced, warm individuals who love their job. The patience they display with the children is admirable and the activities available to the children are stimulating and varied. The experiences they had were above and beyond what I would expect a nursery to provide. I always felt that my children were safe and happy, and this is absolutely down to the commitment and energy of the staff. I would have no hesitation in recommending this nursery wholeheartedly and I would like to thank the staff for all they have done for my children.
My son started at all saints in September 2013, and was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder the week after he started. I have nothing but praise for the nursery and all the staff as they were amazing. They went above and beyond in helping and assisting him in day to day life at nursery and ensured provisions were in place such as visual aids and time tables (his vocabulary was limited to approx 50 words). His key worker was fantastic and built a great relationship with him, the nursery really helped with his social development. We noticed a major change in him within the first term and this progressed month by month. The staff at All Saints are fabulous and I cannot fault them for anything, the setting itself is brilliant and very welcoming for all. It’s just a shame that he had to leave for school, he misses All Saints as do I. If it wasn’t for the wonderful work that All Saints have done with him who knows how things would have turned out. We were very lucky to get a space at such short notice, and cannot thank them enough for making his time at nursery enjoyable and exciting. All the staff are very approachable and very understanding and were always there when you needed them.
My son started nursery for the first time at All Saints Nursery in 2013. Being new to the area there were a lot of changes for my son to deal with. He settled really well into All Saints from the beginning thanks to the great staff and particularly his two key workers. They went out of their way to welcome him and if he ever had a ‘wobbly’ moment (ie crying) they were very professional with helping with this situation while looking after him with such care. His key worker called me at home to assure me everything was ok and that he had settled on these occasions. He felt completely at home in All Saints and was so happy to be there playing and learning with his new friends both adults and children. The facilities and the environment are excellent also. I have some experience of other nurseries and what struck me about All Saints Nursery was not only were the staff very motivated and professional, they genuinely did care about every child and their outcome. Even on a cold rainy February morning they would always have a smile for every child in their care which to me sets them apart to any other nursery.