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Thanet Early Years Project is a small charitable organisation who specialise in providing good quality childcare and education to children under the age of 5 years. Our aim is to provide services in areas of socio-economic deprivation, working with children and families in order to afford all children the opportunity to reach their full potential and improve outcomes.

As a registered charity, Thanet Early Years Project has a board of Trustees, all of whom are volunteers. The Trustees of the Project devolve their responsibilities to the Project Manager, who is responsible for maintaining the services and for developing the project in line with current trends, legislation and local needs. The Trustees receive regular updates from the Project Manager at the monthly trustee meetings.

Thanet Early Years Project (TEYP) was established in 1987 and originally offered sessional day care for children aged from 2.5 years up to 4 years in various locations around Thanet. However, as time passed TEYP recognised the need for change and subsequently took positive steps to extend its services by way of extending the hours of operation and lowering the age range of children being cared for.

​Our settings are situated within local Children's Centres and provide good quality childcare and education to children aged from 3 months to 4 years at Hand in Hand Nursery and Explorers Nursery, and Growing Together accepting children from 2 years to 4 years.

Thanet Early Years Project constantly remains innovative in looking to provide early years childcare to a high standard in an ever changing environment, looking at current trends and adapting our service to meet the needs of the local community in an area of deprivation.

We are a not for profit organisation.

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Thanet Early Years Project

Company Number 4690236. Charity Registration 1100011. Registered in England and Wales.