The original setting in 1996 operated from a small purposely converted and renovated barn. The name Barnies was only used as a casual label during the renovation period whilst something more suitable was agreed but the label stuck and whilst the business no longer operates in any building that is remotely like a barn the brand and ethos of Barnies has grown with the title.
The building is self contained with it’s own small bathroom and kitchen, office and conference room. Senior management meetings, staff development and training are all accommodated at Head Office providing employees with a personal and professional environment to conduct such events. It also provides a central administrative function.
The Proprietor holds a Cert Ed (Post 16) teaching qualification and is responsible for leading and developing in-house training specific to the business needs alongside commissioning and sourcing external training for specific qualifications such as First Aid, Basic Food Hygiene, Child Protection etc. Barnies also works in partnership with other training providers to offer childcare and playwork qualifications to Level 3 and above.
Our focus ensures that all stakeholders have a clear vision of our mission to improving outcomes for children. Our ethos is derived from our motto:
“ We measure success by a child’s happiness and not just technical progress”
This Barnies is situated within the grounds of Hadlow Primary School, near Tonbridge, and has been registered since January 2004.
This Barnies is situated within the grounds of the Hop Farm Country Park, near Paddock Wood, and has been registered since 1999.
This Barnies is situated in the Raley Centre, and has been registered since 2004.
Established since 1996 primarily for nursery care Barnies now provides an all encompassing child care provision for parents with children from birth to eleven years.