The Little Shepherds at the Gatehouse

Otford Church Hall, High Street, Sevenoaks TN14 5PQ

The Little Shepherds moved to Otford in September 2017 becoming The Little Shepherds at The Gatehouse. This was a successful move being one of the feeder preschools for Otford Primary. The preschool is situated in the heart of the village and has a full community viable to it going to the library every. Tuesday for story time.

The preschool is adjacent to Otford Village Park which is used at least three times a week. Forest school is also covered through the weekly trips to the park. On a Monday an outside Multisports agency comes into the preschool to concentrate on the children’s physical development.

Each term a theme runs through the preschool covering all aspects of the Early Years Framework. There is a quiet reading corner for children to look at books and relax with a separate room for snacks and lunches the preschool caters for all areas of the child’s wellbeing.

Owner: Laura Ramage

Person in charge: Laura Ramage (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Kent County Council

Number of Staff: 5

Service Offered: Nursery School (Privately Owned), Open term time, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 30

Age Range: from 2 years 0 months to 4 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: Morning and Afternoon sessions

When Closed: School Holidays

Fees Guide: £16.00 for 2 year olds £15.00 for 3-4 year olds Free for 2 Universal 3-4 year olds and 30 hour Childcare

Directions:

High Street Otford, adjacent to the school

Visiting:

Visitors most welcome prior to making an appointment

Parking:

Car park located outside preschool

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Sarah Smith

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2014

Description:

I have worked in after school clubs, as well as being a child minder and have worked in preschools for 2 years. I am a caring person and enjoy teaching children to learn and develop which The Little Shepherd's Preschool will be able to fulfil.

I have a Level 2 in Children and Young Persons Workforce, and am First Aid trained

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Karen Moore

Job Title: Early Years Practitioner

Joined: 2014

Description:

In the process of obtaining level 3 in Children and Young Persons Workforce. I have spent over 20 years in education, the last 3 years working in the Early years foundation stage. My ethos is to understand a child's wellbeing and encourage them to learn through different activities that we have at The Little Shepherd's Preschool. I am also First Aid trained as well as having my level 1 in Safeguarding

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Laura Ramage

Job Title: Preschool Manager and Owner

Joined: 2014

Description:

I have worked in education for 14 years, spending the last 2 years in the Early years foundation stage. My view is that all children have the ability to succeed and here at The Little Shepherd's Preschool , we encourage children to grow and prosper in a caring, loving environment.
My qualifications are as follows:
B.A. Educational Studies
Foundation degree in Learning Support
Cache Level 3 in Special Needs
Early Years Pathway Level 3
Paediatric Level 2 First Aid