Little Bears Nursery

Little Bears Nursery opened in January 2021, and provides wrap-around care for children aged between 3 and 4 years old. The nursery is open during term time only and is part of Bearsted Primary Academy.

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At Little Bears Nursery we provide our children with a carefully planned balance of adult led and child led learning opportunities. We believe this allows our children a range of opportunities which help build their independence and confidence in small and large group activities. The children are encouraged to join in with both adult led and child led activities, introducing them to new experiences and helping them to gain new skills across all seven areas of learning. In unison with the values and ethos of Bearsted Primary Academy and the framework of the IB Primary Years Programme, our learning is child centred, designed around the children’s interests, and building upon their personal experiences. We use careful observations of our children to guide our planning and to inform our next steps for learning. 

Children start to learn about the world around them from the moment they are born. The care and education offered by our setting helps our children to continue to do this by providing exciting activities that are stimulating for their age and stage of development. Our outdoor environment is an extension of our classroom, and offers learning opportunities which further enhance development and support the health and wellbeing of our children.

A small group of pupils are seen sat together along a wooden bench, wearing their winter coats, under the supervision of a female member of staff.
Three young boys from Nursery are pictured using the Interactive Board in their classroom to assist their learning.
Two female pupils are pictured outdoors on the academy grounds, using cooking utensils to stir cake mixture in a large bowl.
A young boy with long, curly hair is seen smiling through a hole in a wooden fence and wearing his winter coat.
Two young boys from Little Bears Nursery are pictured sat down about to read a storybook together.
A young boy from Nursery with long, curly hair is seen wearing his uniform and playing with some counting cubes in class.

How to apply

If you wish to apply and secure a nursery place with us, please complete the application form below.

Families who attend Little Bears Nursery will be able to claim their 15 hours of free education through our provision, as well as 30 hours, where applicable. Details of which can be found on the Childcare Choices website below.

If you have any queries, please get in contact via email (

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