Our nursery provides a warm nurturing environment for our youngest pupils, where they can flourish through play from their 3rd birthday until they are ready to join ‘big school’ in the September after their 4th birthday.
Trained and dedicated staff provide a child initiated free flow learning adventure including songs, nursery rhymes, story time and messy play whilst covering the basics of literacy and maths.



Our beautifully designed free flow outdoor learning area and classroom are constantly evolving to meet the needs of our learners. At any one time we may have a Construction area, a Role Play area, a Home Corner or Small World play area, all of which are great fun and support our young learners’ natural curiosity.

The children have access to a wealth of messy play activities throughout the day encouraging creativity and sensory exploration; mud kitchens, water tables and painting are some of our favourites!

The children gather in our main room for snack times, enabling the ‘family’ feeling that sharing meals can bring, whilst also preparing them for school meal times as they grow.


We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, which covers the areas of

  • Personal, Emotional and Social Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design.

The children are encouraged to explore, play and learn whilst developing independence and resilience, amongst other skills.

We implement our rich learning environment by following a topic based curriculum and carrying out ‘In The Moment’ planning, designed to act responsively to our children’s interests.

We believe that children learn best when they are having fun, thriving in an environment that nurtures their natural curiosity whilst building on their existing knowledge.


Your child’s learning journey

At Salmestone we use a secure online learning journal called Tapestry to build a record of a child’s experiences, development and learning journey through their early years education.

Communication between staff and parents is a vital part of your child’s learning journey and helps build a shared understanding of how every child can reach their full potential. Staff are available at drop off and collection time for parents to share things about their child’s life outside of school, special interests or key events for example. If you would like to discuss anything in further detail you are always welcome to book an appointment. We share regular updates via the school Facebook page for parents to be able to see what fun our nursery children are having.

Our team

Our Nursery team provides excellent care that is overseen by experienced and passionate leadership.

The staff are well-qualified and endeavour to provide an engaging and enriching experience for our children. The impact of our overarching approach is that our EYFS team are driven to ensure that the provision is of the highest quality, consistently reviewing the environment and activities to inspire excellence.

The wellbeing of the children in our care is our primary focus, ensuring that they feel safe and secure during their time at Nursery.

We believe that children who form positive relationships with their carers and peers will feel confident to explore their interests and fulfil their learning potential.

Our nursery has the benefit of being ‘teacher led’ meaning that our fully qualified early years teacher is responsible for planning your child’s day to ensure that their individual needs are met and they are supported to make the best progress towards being ‘school ready’.


Before you start

Once you have accepted a place at our nursery, we want to get to know you and your child before they start.

We will arrange a meeting with yourself and your child which will give us the opportunity to iron out any worries, discuss your child’s routine, complete any remaining paperwork and plan your child’s settling-in sessions.

Once we feel your child is settled and ready, they can begin their regular sessions with us.



The Nursery School morning session runs from 08:45am to 11:45am.

Arrange a visit

To arrange a visit to our nursery please contact our main office on or 01843 220949

Have a question for us?


Contact Us

For Information on how to contact us see below:
Salmestone Primary School and Nursery
College Rd, Margate

Phone: 01843 220949

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