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Dear Parents,

Welcome to Hemsley House Day Nursery & Pre-school in Maidstone, where we aim to ensure the happiness, well-being and all-round development of your child. As the first independent day care nursery in the area, we understand the importance of early years education in supporting a child’s development, and the trust and confidence placed in us by parents.

We welcome babies and children up to the age of five into a safe and caring environment created in our two beautifully converted Victorian homes. Babies and younger toddlers are cared for at our Terrace Road site and just a brief walk away at Tonbridge Road, confident toddlers and pre-schoolers have the opportunity to learn and explore the world around them.

Our experienced and dedicated staff are committed to making learning fun and supporting the growth of your child, giving them the confidence and skills they need ready for when they start school.

Every child is given a series of bespoke settling in sessions, offering you and your child a happy and smooth transition into our nursery.

We would love to show you around our nursery. Please feel free to contact us and arrange to pop in for a visit.

Nursery Manager and Director


A little bit about us

Our mission is to deliver the highest standards of childcare and early years education, while always striving for continuous improvement. We believe a child’s early years are the most critical for developing the foundations of learning, behaviour and emotional well-being, which all influence later outcomes in school, work and society. Accordingly, we offer:


  • Home away from home environment in two large Victorian houses
  • Nutritious homemade meals made fresh on-site everyday
  • Two large outdoor gardens for daily adventures
  • Motivated and enthusiastic staff with advanced qualifications and first aid training
  • Fun with computers maths and writing to prepare children for school
  • Online learning journals to encourage parent engagement by sharing observations daily
  • A sensory room used to help babies engage their senses and interact with the world around
  • Free Early Years Education Entitlement (15 and 30 hours) for 3-4-year-olds and 2-year-olds subject to eligibility criteria

What matters most to us

Put the child first

If a child is in a happy, loving environment and getting consistently attentive care, then everything else will fall into place

Individualised care

We pay careful attention to the needs and interests of each child, encouraging all children to reach their full potential

Highest standards

We insist on relentlessly high standards across all aspects of childcare, striving for continuous improvement

Real Passion

We choose to only surround ourselves with professionals that have a deep-rooted passion for educating children


Hemsley House Day Nursery, in Maidstone,
is open between the hours of 7.30am and 6.30pm,
51 weeks of the year.

We are closed on bank holidays
and for a week between Christmas and New Year.

  • Full Day Session: 7.30am – 6.30pm
  • Morning Session: 7.30am – 1.00pm
  • Afternoon Session: 1.00pm – 6.30pm

Our Food

We believe it’s very important to encourage our children to love eating healthy and nutritious food. These healthy habits remain with them through their entire lives and can be the foundation of a healthy lifestyle ahead.

We have a 5-star Food Hygiene Rating and are able to cater for all dietary requirements.


Our dedicated on-site chef
prepares healthy balanced meals
on a daily basis and ensures our
children are offered their 5-a-day


Menus are constantly varied to
encourage curiosity whilst taking
into account dietary and
nutritional needs


We teach our children about
different types of food and how it
helps them grow, encouraging
good habits for the future

Help with Fees

Hemsley House Day Nursery is pleased to offer Free Early Years Education Entitlement for 2-year-olds subject to eligibility, as well as for 3-4-year-olds (15 and 30 hours).

The new Childcare Choices website provides a straightforward explanation of all Government Childcare Support in one place, providing a simple way of seeing which schemes are available, with easy next steps to where you can find out more.

Using the Childcare Calculator you can quickly find out which of the offers are available to you and choose what works best for your family.

For further questions on fees and funding, please contact us.

Refer a Friend

If you have a friend or family member who is looking for a place for their child at Hemsley House, please ask them to complete the Get in Touch form below, stating “Referral + Your Name” in the comments box. If a place is available and they do register their child, both you and your friend could receive £25 off one month’s fees!

Terms and conditions apply.