Exploring Easter

March 17, 2018
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Springtime is now (hopefully) just around the corner! We are hoping to see lots of Easter bunnies and chick around soon, and flowers blooming in our gardens at Hemsley House Day Nursery. We love this time of year, too, because

February Twilight by Sara Teasdale

February 27, 2018
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I stood beside a hill Smooth with new-laid snow, A single star looked out From the cold evening glow. There was no other creature That saw what I could see — I stood and watched the evening star As long

Literacy Development

February 15, 2018
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Here at Hemsley, we understand the importance of nurturing children’s literacy development. “Literacy” refers to so much more than simple reading and writing, but encourages a much wider range of learning – from creative mark making to fostering great imaginations

Treasure Baskets

January 15, 2018
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Happy New Year from us all at Hemsley House Day Nursery in Maidstone! We hope 2018 has already started off well, as it has done for us, after the hustle and bustle of the festive season. We have loved hearing

Learning at home

December 19, 2017
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The early years are some of the most important developmental periods in a child’s life and need to be invested in both at home and in childcare settings to have the biggest impact. It is no surprise that research shows