What people say about us

"The facilities are great and it’s a lovely atmosphere"

"You’re an excellent nursery. I can’t fault you. Your staff are really friendly, kind, hardworking & dedicated"

"As a parent we have found that the support given to our daughter has been fantastic. The key workers have involved us with her progress at all times from day 1."

"My son has come on so well at nursery, he is very confident and happy, due to the staff who have helped him. Thanks to all the support of all the staff he will be happy to start ’big school’. We will really miss coming here and learning. Thank you to all the staff for making this a very exciting experience for him"

Our Team

Charley Taylor Nursery Manager

Umbrella Management Team

Charley is the Nursery Manager. She holds a Level 3, SENCO and Designated Safeguarding Lead.

At Umbrella Nursery......

We are conveniently located at Thistley Hill, Melbourne Avenue in Dover.

Our nurturing ‘home from home’ environment is carefully designed to encourage children to learn independently in a safe, secure environment that promotes equality and values diversity. We have an experienced skilled manager and staff team. We provide all meals and promote healthy eating. Our cook prepares a healthy home cooked lunch for the children using fresh ingredients.

We provide a range of fun activities, resources, and experiences to meet children’s individual needs and interests. Children have the opportunity to explore our outdoor area all year round and take part in physical activity, being adventurous in safety.

We offer Early Education funding for 2 year olds and all 3 and 4 year olds

All children who are 3 years old are entitled to early education funding the term after they are 3 years old. They are entitled to 15 funded hours a week for 38 weeks of the year. This can be taken during school term times only or stretched out over the whole year.

Early education funding for 2 year olds is offered to families meeting certain criteria, please ask for details or see “Do you need help with funding?” at the top of this page.

There is no registration charge if your child only attends funded sessions.


Umbrella Nursery