Barnies Day Nurseries and Pre-schools

Barnies Hop Farm

Day Nursery and Preschool

The Hop Farm Country Park, Paddock Wood, Kent TN12 6PY - map
Tel: 01622 872 788
Ofsted Registration – EY127004
Graded Outstanding at inspection June 2019

Hop Farm

This Barnies is situated within the grounds of the Hop Farm Country Park, near Paddock Wood, and has been registered since 1999. The nursery operates on two floors with a welcoming arrival area and office on the ground floor and a large open plan area on the first floor with a number of rooms leading from it. The areas are divided into different activity areas and rooms for specific learning opportunities. There are two large, secure outdoor play areas which are divided to accommodate the Under 3 and Preschool sections. The nursery is open five days a week all year from 08:00 until 18:00 and is registered to care for 50 children.

Graded Outstanding at inspection June 2019

  • Leaders show exceptional dedication to working with parents to secure the best possible outcomes for children.
  • The quality of learning opportunities is exemplary.
  • Staff treat children with respect in all their interactions.
  • Children receive excellent support to prepare them for their transitions to school. They are highly independent and are supported to confidently make their needs known to adults.
  • Leaders demonstrate a determined and systematic approach to evaluating and reviewing practice. This includes gathering the views of all parents, children and staff.
  • Staff are encouraged to reflect on their practice, for instance, by conducting research projects on challenging issues.
  • Children have extensive opportunities to learn about families and communities beyond their experience.

Graded Outstanding at inspection March 2017