About Us

The Farningham Day Nursery was established in 1996 by Kirsty & Colin Mitchem and during that time has been managed by Gillian Mitchell, a qualified childcare professional.

Gillian, who has four grown-up children of her own, became the new owner of the nursery in July 2005 and together with the staff has established a happy, relaxed and well-ordered atmosphere within the nursery.

Our Aim

To develop the full potential of each individual child by providing an environment which enhances opportunities to learn through play. We promote positive experiences, encouraging each child to explore and experiment independently at a level which suits the child.

Our Staff

We pride ourselves in having a consistent staff team. We attract and retain high quality, and highly qualified experienced staff and are committed to the personal professional development of each individual member of our team. The experienced members of our team are able to pass on their first class knowledge to our less experienced members of staff and apprentices.

All staff are DBS checked upon joining the Nursery (formally CRB), and the majority hold a certificate in Paediatric first aid.

Our Contact With You

As a parent you will want to know how your child is adapting to and progressing in the day-to-day life of the nursery. We recognise that knowing your child is in safe hands and that he or she is developing new skills is vital for your peace of mind and to that end we will provide you with regular reports on his or her progress.

This process also allows you to make your own comments to the staff who are responsible for your child’s welfare; we believe that the responsibility of taking care of your child’s needs is a two way process in which your input is vital.