KTB Kids opened in 2014, to provide high quality childcare to professional people living and working in and around Dartford Town Centre. Our children enjoy many fun activities to encourage their development, increase their confidence and ultimately, prepare them for their transition to school.
Every day at KTB Kids nursery our children get messy exploring all their senses and they get creative expressing their ideas through painting, sticking, drawing and building. We put on puppet shows or recreate stories, we enjoy daily yoga sessions, read together and the children are supported to extend their play ideas by imaginatively creating scenes, props and roles using our vast range of open ended resources around the nursery. It’s fun, interesting and stimulating for them – and through play, they are learning and developing. It’s just as childhood be.
We are inspired by the Reggio Emilia style of childcare, an approach that harnesses children’s natural curiosity and creativity, enabling them to be driven by their interests to understand and know more. We have a development zone, classroom and baby room and whilst some learning is by age group, a lot includes the children of all ages playing together. Child-initiated and spontaneous exploratory play are frequently and regularly encouraged. We bring the outside in, giving children natural materials to play with – wooden toys, feathers, dried flowers and counting beads.
At meal times, they tuck eagerly into a wide variety of flavourful food made from local, ethical produce – healthy and nutritious, to give them the best start in life. We have gained recognition of quality through the Soil Association where we are proud holders of their highest level of catering award. Beyond this we take some responsibility towards sowing the seeds of good food habits for life through regular practical cooking and growing activities and food-based learning.
Come rain or shine, we take our children safely out to explore the local area, including parks, play areas and nature spots. We’re exercising, getting some fresh air and learning along the way about our local area, animals, insects and the natural environment. And when it’s time for a rest, we have a wonderful sleeping room with cots for the babies and small beds for the toddlers to sleep in a peaceful and tranquil room.
Our aim is to work in close partnership with our families, as our children develop we help and support the transitions through weaning, potty training and behavioural management, working together to give consistent messages. At KTB Kids we offer an extension to the values our families would like to instil, leading the way with development and education that can be continued at home.
• A 10 minutes’ walk from Dartford railway station – ideally located for commuters who want to drop their children before, during or after their journey
• Care from 7am – 7pm
• Care all year round
• Care for babies from 3 months old
• Daily outdoor adventures
• Positive close partnership working with parents
• Homemade, organic and nutritious award-winning food
With a strong focus on:
• Natural play resources
• Creative development
• Child-initiated play
• Explorative play
There’s so much to do at KTB Kids – dressing up, building, adventures, stories, role play, painting, drawing, soft play, climbing, technology, eating and sleeping so why not join us:
We have spaces available and invite you to come and look around.
Just give us a call to arrange an appointment – 01322 277200