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Deanwood has a Nursery provision. Deanwood Nursery originally opened in 1997 as a committee run pre-school. As of September 2021, the Nursery officially became part of the Deanwood Primary School. We provide high quality childcare and education in a safe and welcoming environment. Our trained professional staff are dedicated to promoting a love of learning, developing essential independence skills and fostering inquisitive minds.


Deanwood Nursery follows the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum & guidance which is split into four themes.

A Unique Child

Positive Relationships

Enabling Environments

Learning & Development

Children are monitored on their areas of development through observations and this is recorded in individual child profiles.

The areas of development are:

Characteristics of Effective Learning Area of Learning & Development Aspects
Playing and exploring – engagement
Finding out and exploring
Playing with what they know
Being willing to have a go
Personal, Social and Emotional Development Making Relationships
Self Confidence and Self Awareness
Communication and Language
Physical Development Moving and Handling
Health and Self Care
Communication and Language Listening and Attention
Active learning – motivation
Being involved and concentrating
Keep trying
Enjoy achieving what they set out to do
Literacy Reading
Mathematics Numbers
Shape, Space and Measure
Creating and thinking critically – thinking
Having their own ideas
Making links
Choosing ways to do things
Understanding the World People and Communities
The World
Expressing Arts and Design Exploring and using media and materials
Being Imaginative

Sessions and Prices

We offer the following sessions:

Monday - Friday (9am-12pm) | Cost per session £15.00
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday (12pm-3pm) | Cost per session £15.00
Full Days Cost - £30.00

Term Dates

Term 1 (Thursday 2nd September - Friday 22nd October 2021)
Staff Training Day: Friday 1st October

Term 2 (Monday 1st November - Friday 17th December 2021)

Term 3 (Thursday 6th January - Friday 11th February 2022)

Term 4 (Tuesday 22nd February - Friday 1st April 2022)

Term 5 (Tuesday 19th April - Friday 27th May 2022)
May Bank Holiday: Monday 2nd May

Term 6 (Tuesday 7th June - Friday 22nd July 2022)
Staff Training Day: Friday 1st July

Further Information

To download our information booklet, click here:

Contact Us

If you would like more information or wish to get in touch, you can contact us by:

Telephone: 01634 239531

Post: Deanwood Ducklings, Long Catlis Road, Parkwood, Rainham, Kent, ME8 9TX

Email: ducklings@deanwood.medway.sch.uk


If you would like to apply for a place now or in the future, please complete the below waiting list and hand it into the school office:


Deanwood Ducklings received an Ofsted Inspection in January 2017. The Ofsted report can be found below: