Rough Common Pre-School is a privately run pre-school and nursery based in the Village Hall of Rough Common, Canterbury. We have ample off-road parking providing a safe environment to drop your child off. We are within walking distance of Blean Primary School and main bus routes.
We offer care to children from the age of 6 months – 4 years. There are two areas within our main room, our Pre-School Room for children aged 2 & ½ – 4 years and our Baby & Toddler Room for children aged 6 months – 2 & ½ years.
We aim to ensure that all children achieve their full potential by offering a welcoming, safe, fun and stimulating environment in which all children are encouraged to explore, investigate and follow their interests and be actively involved in their learning.
We pride ourselves on our welcoming home from home atmosphere, where the children can play and learn in a safe and nurturing environment. We work hard to maintain a fun and accessible environment that stimulates the growth of our children through play. We welcome families from all cultural and religious backgrounds and believe that our children’s families are their first educators, building strong family relationships are firmly embedded in our ethos.
We believe it is important that the children have access to natural materials and “loose parts” to enhance their experiences with us. Encouraging children to use these resources as they choose can provide a wider range of opportunities than one that is purely adult led. Children playing with loose parts are using more creativity and imagination and developing more skill and competence than they would playing with most modern plastic toys.
We have a secure outdoor environment, again split into two areas for the different age groups. The children have access to our outside space every day and in all weathers. Outdoor activities contribute to children’s health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them. Children are empowered to choose where they would like to play throughout the day and we believe that this seamless flow of play and learning between indoors and outdoors enables children to make the most of the resources and materials available to them and develop their ideas without unnecessary interruption.
Rough Common Playing Field is situated on site as well as Blean Woods directly opposite us and we make regular use of these areas as well as exploring our local community.