Welcome to the
Thanet Early Years  Project Website


Thanet Early Years Project have secured 3 years funding for the Play and Learn Scheme from the Big Lottery under their Reaching Communities Programme !





Have YOU been looking for a nursery school in Ramsgate ?    


At Thanet Early Years Project, we offer quality childcare in Ramsgate and 15 hours free entitlement per week term time to 3-4 year olds!


click on this link for details of FREE Childcare places for 2 year olds




For details of available places for your child contact:




Growing Together Childcare Centre, Ramsgate

judged "Outstanding" by Ofsted April 2014 


Call 03000 421061  and ask for Karen Sutherland



Hand in Hand Nursery @ Newlands Children's Centre, Ramsgate -

03000 420994 and ask for  Vicky Astley



Explorers Nursery @ Priory Children's Centre, Ramsgate -

03000 422900 and ask for Emma Prentice



and our newest nursery -


The Children's Nest,

12/12a School Lane, Ramsgate

contact Mandy on 01843 607220 for further details


The Children's Nest can offer: 

  • Care for children from 3 months - 5 years
  • Full time and term time contracts
  • Key Person and Buddy System
  • Funded Entitlement for all eligible 3 & 4 year olds
  • Free for 2 funding for all eligible 2 year olds
  • We are open Monday - Friday  8am - 6pm 48 weeks a year 


 Ofsted Inspection rating for The Children's Nest:   GOOD


 Bookings being taken now for the new term!

Call Mandy on 01843 607220

email:   tcn@thanetearlyyears.org


You will NOT be charged a registration fee

to put your child's name down for a

Thanet Early Years Project nursery!





Thanet Early Years Project (TEYP) is a local voluntary organisation with charitable status. 


Having been established in 1987, the main aims and objectives of TEYP remain unchanged and we continue to provide good quality, affordable childcare and education to children living in areas of socio-economic deprivation.


TEYP operates four full day care nurseries and crèche facilities across Thanet,  all of which provide childcare and education to children from two years up to five years of age.  


In addition, the Hand in Hand Nursery at Newlands Children's Centre,  and the Explorers  Nursery at Priory Children's Centre each house a baby unit offering a warm and caring envrionment for babies under the age of 2 years.      


Our Growing Together Nursery at Newington Children's Centre is now  a term time only,   open plan family environment, allowing the children to free flow between the two rooms and the gardens.  


Furthermore, TEYP also provide sessional creches in various locations around Thanet.  This includes creches at Birchington Children's Centre, Garlinge Children's Centre, Callis Grange Children's Centre, Newington Children's Centre, Newlands Children's Centre and Cliftonville Children's Centre.


Thanet Early Years Project is committed to employing local people and currently employ around 63  people of whom at least 90% live in Thanet.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, engage with children and staff in policy and practice development, and proactively encourage feedback.  The welfare of the child is paramount.





- call 01843 591200 for an expression of interest pack. 





 The Food Information Regulation 2014.


A change in legislation relating to allergens found in food comes into place on the 13th December 2014, and Thanet Early Years Project as a childcare provider in England and Wales is required to comply with The Food Information Regulation 2014.  


The Food Standards Agency has identified fourteen allergens present in some foods, which can cause some people to have an allergic reaction after consuming them. This new regulation introduces a requirement for food businesses including childcare providers to give information about the allergenic ingredients used in any foods we provide throughout the day, including snacks and food activities.


In addition to the foods we provide we also provide children with a variety of sensory experiences that are explored through messy play activities. These activities may include: custard, baked beans, spaghetti, jelly, corn flour and homemade play dough. These sensory activities and materials provide children with the opportunity to use all of their senses to explore ideas and concepts that might be too abstract for them to understand without these tactile experiences.


As of the 13th December 2014, we will notify parents/carers  if any of these foods, both at snack times and as part of the children's play experiences, contain any of the fourteen allergens identified by the Food Standards Agency.







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Schemas in Action

at Thanet Early Years Project

 - the newest Blog from TEYP


 Unsure what a "Schema" is or do you want to find out more about this fascinating subject? Then just click the link below