Welcome to Badgers Bridge Pre-School

Badgers Bridge has several settings at different locations. We pride ourselves on delivering home from home early years care and education for children of 18 months – 5 years of age. We follow the Montessori ethos alongside the Curiosity Approach and Outdoor Learning.

We have a setting in Postling, between Hythe and Lyminge.  Our second setting is set in the beautiful village of Elham.

We visit our Forest school site twice a week as an outing, which is in Lyminge, a couple of miles away in between both our settings

All of our practitioners are highly qualified and dedicated to the care and education of children. We have Practitioners qualified from Level 3 in Early Years to Masters Degree level and several Forest School leaders.

We follow the Curiosity Approach with Montessori

We follow the Curiosity Approach with Montessori principles and adore the outdoors!

Where We Are

Badgers Bridge Nursery resides in Postling village, near Hythe, in the heart of Kent. We are lucky enough to be in an area of outstanding beauty. Our Forest School is set in the village of Lyminge. A perfect location for your child to learn and develop. We create a safe, inclusive and enabling environment where we encourage learning and development through curiosity, instilling values and encouraging positive outcomes. We have strong links with Lyminge Primary school and run their After School Club. We also have strong links with Bodsham Primary School and run their After School Club.

Our second Nursery setting is set in the beautiful village of Elham in Kent. We have so much space to explore and have close links with the primary School in Elham, We will be opening our second Forest Site in Elham in March 2022! Watch this space!

  • Badgers Bridge

Postling Village Hall, The Street, Postling,
Hythe CT21 4EU

The Gore.  Park Lane Elham Kent CT4 6UU

  • Term Times

Term Times

Monday 6th September – Friday 22nd October 2021.

Monday 1st November – Friday 17th December 2021

Tuesday 4th January – Friday 11th February 2022

Monday 21st February – Tuesday 29th March 2022

Tuesday 19th April -Friday 27th May (Bank holiday Monday 2nd May)

Monday 6th June – Friday 22nd July 2022.

Holidays/Half terms/ Bank Holidays

Monday 25th October – Friday 29th October 2021

Monday 20th December – Monday 3rd January 2022

Monday 14th February – Friday 18th February 2022

Wednesday 30th March – Tuesday 19th April 2022

Bank holiday Monday 2nd May 2022 – CLOSED

Monday 30th May – Friday 3rd June 2022

Break up for the summer holidays on Friday 22nd July 2022.

Our New Venue is Now Open!

In March 2021 we opened our new venue! The setting is just outside Elham village.  The indoor space is going to be a base for outdoor fun and learning. The setting is surrounded by woodland with plenty of open space to run around in. We will be adding shelters and a fire pit to make it more of a Forest school experience. We will be offering sessions of curiosity, outdoor learning alongside the Montessori ethos.

Latest News

We are holding our Holiday club on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th October at both our Forest site and The Gore in Elham.

We take siblings and friends of Badgers Bridge! Children aged up to 10 years of age.  Please contact us to book.

badgersbridge@gmail.com

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Curiosity Approach

We love the ethos of The Curiosity Approach at Badgers Bridge! This approach means that we use authentic and natural resources and play and learning is led by the child. We are currently trying to remove most plastic from our resources and offer items that promote curiosity with our children. Real woodwork, being outdoors as much as possible and allowing the child to discover for themselves.

At Curiosity Approach settings children are given the power, time and space to learn and practice and embed new skills. Children are given the opportunity to build confidence in their own abilities and to learn RESPECT for resources and equipment. To learn HOW to handle items with care and attention. To TRUST in their skills as capable confident learners. We are moving away from plastic toys and electronic gadgets. Opting for the use of loose parts, recycled and authentic resources.’REAL’ items that can be found at home! Treasures rescued are from car boots, op or charities shops. Items that normally would be left unloved or thrown away. Authentic real resources which allow children to explore, investigate and discover. Have a look at our gallery to see more.

See Our Gallery

If you have any questions or would like to visit our unique nursery, please contact us to make an appointment
01303 862951

We Are
Outstanding

Ofsted Report 2018

Badgers Bridge - Offsted Outstanding