Asquith Hickory House Preschool and Day Nursery | Longfield

Asquith Hickory House Pre-School & Day Nursery

Why Children Love Us

A place to grow

Hickory House Pre-School & Day Nursery is a beautiful children's nursery located in Longfield. We are the only nursery in Kent to have been rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in four consecutive inspections, the latest in August 2016.

We are pleased to announce that we are currently undergoing an £80,000 investment to create a stunning, new adventure garden, which will include a baby tipi, up and under bridge with mirrored sides, stage area and soft Astro Turf for the little ones to explore. For our older children, there will be a four turret climbing frame, race track for trikes, nature and planting area (including a bug hotel and bird houses), water feature, stage area, sand pit and much more!

Never forgetting that the nursery is ‘for the children’ it is important that the children are consulted and given hands-on involvement on a day-to-day basis.

We understand that a successful nursery is built on the experience of motivated, happy staff and we realise the importance of their development. By combining good management skills, staff that work as a team and continuous training, we aim to achieve a reputation of excellence.

We strive to provide nursery care that involves parents and if we can go the extra mile, we do. However small the issue, to ease the difficulties of leaving a child in the care of others, we will work to reassure that your child is in safe hands.

Laura Alderton
Nursery Manager

Nutrition

Our excellent nutritionally balanced menu is changed regularly to encourage a varied diet and is approved by the Childrens Food Trust. Here is an example of a typical menu.

Food Hygiene Rating of 5

Supporting and Learning


A day at Asquith Hickory House Pre-School & Day Nursery

Below is an example of a typical day

  • Morning

    Drop Off

  • Morning

    Breakfast

  • Morning

    Free Play

  • Morning

    Growing Programmes

  • Morning

    Organised Activities

  • Morning

    Organised Activities

  • Midday

    Lunch

  • Afternoon

    Sleep Time

  • Afternoon

    Sleep Time

  • Afternoon

    Free Play

  • Afternoon

    Outdoor Play

  • Afternoon

    Growing Programmes

  • Afternoon

    Organised Activities

  • Afternoon

    Tea / Dinner Time

  • Afternoon

    Outdoor Play

  • Afternoon

    Free Play

  • Afternoon

    Free Play

  • Afternoon

    Pick Up

Fees & Availability

Where possible we look to offer flexible booking patterns, including everything your child needs. To request pricing and availability, please request a call back by clicking the button below.

Meet the Team

Laura Alderton

I have been working with Asquith since October 2015 and absolutely love working with children. I hold a BA Hons in Early Years and have been working within the industry for over 10 years.

Julie Sadler

Julie joined Hickory House in September 2006 and has a level 4 qualification in childcare. Julie is also our forest school leader and enjoys spending time with the children exploring the outdoor learning environment.

Candy Floss

Hi, my name is Candy Floss, I joined Bright Horizons in March 2010 as the ‘Super Safety Hero’ to help nursery children stay safe and manage risks. My role as a Health and Safety Super Hero is unique to Bright Horizons and I’m in every nursery, 365 days a year.

Back in 2010, I saw a job advert for a Zebra Super Safety Hero – I was very excited, applied and was invited for an interview with several other zebras. We were interviewed by all the children who then voted on which of us would be their Super Safety Hero. It was hoof biting but I was thrilled when they told me I was the most voted for by the children who all loved me because of my cape and bag. My bag is very special, if something fits inside, it’s a choking hazard. You might be wondering how I got my name. The children in our nurseries chose five names and voted for their favourite. I love it as it’s unique, I mean have you ever heard of a zebra called Candy Floss? Exactly!

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Why Asquith Nurseries

Asquith Nurseries are proud to be part of the Bright Horizons family. The Bright Horizons passion and enthusiasm for providing high-quality care isn’t just common knowledge within our own business – we’ve also gained some impressive accolades from external sources for excellence as both a childcare provider, and as an employer. We are the only childcare company to have been listed for the last 11 years as one of the country’s top 50 “Great Places to Work” by the Great Place to Work Institute.

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