For 3 and 4 year old children in the Medway area, we have created a highly supportive nursery environment which encourages your child to play and have fun, developing a love of learning under the guidance of a qualified teacher. You can add your child to our virtual waiting list by filling in our Initial Interest form as soon as they are born - we recommend you do this as places are filled quickly!
You will be contacted a couple of months before your little one is due to start to start the admissions process.
The Rainbow Room is our nursery and options include:
15 hour in five morning sessions per week (8.40am to 11.40am)
15 hour in five afternoon sessions (12.40pm to 3.40pm)
33.75 hour in five full day sessions per week (8.40am to 3.40pm)
Find out more about the 30 Hours Free Childcare here.
All Children are funded (free to parents) for 15 hours per week (starting on the term after their 3rd birthday)
For parents who wish their child to attend full-time, then hours in excess of the government funded 15hrs per week are payable in the following ways:
With a 30 hour Code
Full Time Pupils if eligible for 30 hours free childcare:
Providing their own lunch (8:40am - 3:40pm) - £30.00 per week
Including lunch (8:40am - 3:40pm) - £40.75 per week
Without a 30 hour Code
Full Time Pupils if eligible for 15 hours free childcare only
Providing their own packed lunch (8:40am - 3:40pm) - £77.50 per week
Including lunch (8:40am - 3:40pm) - £88.25 per week
See links above for more information on the Government 30 hour code eligibility.
Our Nursery offers a variety of experiences to support your child's learning and development. As a school Nursery we adopt a diverse curriculum and provide a variety of approaches based on teacher led learning and child centred play.
All of our activities guide your child through the key areas of learning - physical development; communication skills; understanding of the world; creative, personal, social and emotional development; maths; and literacy.
We have a variety of experienced staff who are qualified teachers specialising in Early Years Development, nursery nurses and additional teaching assistants who ensure a balance of educational activities as well as enjoyment of learning through play. We have a trained member of staff who can offer forest school sessions.
In addition, we have a designated learning mentor on hand to support the children's wellbeing and social skills. We also have a strong Senior Leadership Team who are highly trained to disseminate national mental health and wellbeing programmes.
Being a part of a school allows our nursery children to access a variety of activities including aspiration events. The children have access to a large outdoor playground area and our brand new Featherby Forest School.
When I was looking for schools for my children there was only one option in my eyes. I drive past schools so my boys can attend this one. I attended Featherby many years ago and it's still has the same inviting atmosphere as it did back then. My children both go into school with a smile and come home with one too, both excited to share what they have been doing or making while at school.
My youngest has just started nursery and the transition from lockdown being at home 24/7 for 6 months to starting was outstanding. His teachers sent him videos so he would know who there were and he walked straight on and didn't look back and he loves it, as a parent I really couldn't ask for more. He has made many friends and is learning lots of new things too.
I just want to say I am so thankful that we are part of the Featherby Family and couldn't of chosen a better school for my daughter to be attending. It's her first year at school and the transition has been so smooth considering we are going through some difficult times. I am very thankful from the help from the school and her teacher to make this as easy as possible for myself and my daughter.
Thank you for your precious time, sharing knowledge to shape her personality and bring out the best in our child. We are so proud to be part of the Featherby family.