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
High Street Otford, adjacent to the school
Visitors most welcome prior to making an appointment
Car park located outside preschool
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Job Title: Deputy Manager
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
Job Title: Early Years Practitioner
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
Job Title: Preschool Manager and Owner
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