WELCOME TO
Maison Dieu Nursery
Welcome
Hi there and thank you for taking an interest in our setting. 
We are a small, independent nursery with a fun and friendly team.  
We have been caring for children for over 30 years and are now seeing three generations of the same family attending our nursery, with the majority of our intake coming from recommendations rather than advertising.  
Our team are highly qualified and dedicated, with many having over 20 years of childcare experience.  
We even have some staff that attended the nursery when they themselves were small. 
Children at Maison Dieu Nursery are nurtured and taught to learn through play, growing and flourishing in a warm, safe and homely environment. Staff promote children’s critical thinking, natural curiosity, wonder and awe of the world and strive to form and build strong parent/carer partnerships.  
Our working framework ensures equal opportunity and inclusive practice for all children and their families. 
Check out our latest Outstanding OFSTED report, browse through our gallery, call and speak with our helpful team or even pop in and visit when you are next in town. 
We would love to hear from you!!!! 

About us
We are a long established, privately owned nursery which has been run by the proprietors, Jackie and Frank Smith, for over 35 years and come highly recommended by parents, carers and multi-agency professionals. 
With our fully qualified staff and excellent facilities, we provide a safe stimulating and homely environment with a friendly atmosphere essential for the development and teaching of young children 
The nursery itself is housed in a large Victorian building, conveniently situated close to Dover town center. 

Outside Area
We have a large and totally secure garden at the rear of the nursery which we utilise as often as possible. It is divided into four separate sections. The first is a professionally installed, play area surface, with a road layout for our wheeled and mobile play equipment. Then there is a large area of artificial grass with a playhouse and shed, a fully enclosed decking section and under a large sycamore tree at the bottom of the garden is a secret wild/nature area ideal for exploring bugs and searching for elves and fairies. 

Downstairs Playroom
Our younger children, aged from 2 -3 years, begin nursery in our homely, downstairs playroom situated on the ground floor. This spacious room has been designed to make the younger children feel comfortable and at ease, enriched with an inviting role play/home corner area, a toddler height sand pit, a large floor area for our music and movement sessions and a cosy book corner combined with a small hideaway den. With the use of the key person system and the close relationships we form with our families, our team ensure your children’s first few years of learning at Maison Dieu Nursery is a fun and fulfilling experience.

Upstairs Playroom
Our older, pre-school children then continue their learning and development within our playroom on the first floor. This is divided into several sections, creating a stimulating environment where the children are taught through a balance of child initiated and adult led activities, based upon their own interests and fascinations. 
We follow The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and support children to develop their own unique skills and independence, in preparation for their following years in Primary School.  


Registration and Opening Times
We are OFSTED registered to cater for children who are aged between 2 and 5 years of age. Our opening times are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm for 47 weeks per academic year. We close for one week at Easter, all bank holidays, two weeks at the end of August and up to two weeks at Christmas. We have limited school term time only places that run for 38 weeks per academic year. 
We offer the following sessions: 
Sessions Times 
Morning Session 08.30 am – 12.00 Noon 
Afternoon Session 13.00 pm – 16.30 pm 
Lunch hour (Family to provide a packed lunch) 12.00 noon – 13.00 pm 
Standard Day 08.30 am – 16.30 pm 
Long Day 08.30 am – 17.30 pm 
Limited Availability School Day 09.00 am –15.00 pm                      
Registration Form
MORE INFORMATION
Our Team
Every member of our diverse team is passionate about providing outstanding care and learning for the children in our nursery. Our practitioners are appropriately qualified with some having over 30 years of experience in child care. All team leaders and key staff have a recognised and current paediatric first aid qualification, with every member having passed an official safeguard vetting procedure through the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS).
Teaching the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS)
Funding
Free Funded Early Years Education – Are you eligible?
How we offer the Free Funded Early Years Education

Terms and Conditions
CONTACT
Want to know more? You can contact us by this form.
CONTACT ADDRESS

94 Maison Dieu Road,
Dover,
Kent
CT16 1RU


Email: maisondieu@btconnect.com

Tel : 01304 203191




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