This is a Premium feature
To use this feature subscribe to Mumsnet Premium - get first access to new features see fewer ads, and support Mumsnet.Start using Mumsnet Premium
Otford - schools, nurseries and community(4 Posts)
I am on the verge of moving to Otford, Kent with family including a young child and one on the way.
Was really hoping for any thoughts, advice, ideas on:
- Nursery schools in the area. Which are good? Do any have longer opening hours to allow commuting?
- Otford Primary. Is it good?
- Secondary state sector options. What are they? Are the Kent grammar schools an option?
- Community. Is there an active one? NCT groups? mum’s groups etc?
Thank you so much!!
Hi @ParentOtford - Did you move? I am moving to Otford soon and looking at schools/nurseries for my 3 year old son. I just wondered if you made the move and whether you have any advice? Thank you!
We did. Have been here for nearly 18months. We love the community and the green space.
Would highly recommend Broughton Cottage nursery. They have been excellent. Really great activities, good food and lovely staff. The children are never just sat around but spend lots of time outside, doing forest school etc.
We’re in the process of applying for schools at the moment and have put down Otford Primary as our first choice. I went on a tour around a month ago and really liked the atmosphere and the headmistress. Friends have only told us good things.
Thanks so much for getting back to me @ParentOtford. It is much appreciated. I am so glad to hear that you are enjoying the community. Otford feels like the perfect choice for us, but it is such a big move!
I recently went on a tour of the primary school tour and was also really impressed with the facilities and the headmistress. She was so passionate and proud of the school, and I liked that. I am going to put it down as a first choice too I think.
I will take a look at Broughton Cottage Nursery, if and when I can, and maybe I will see you around.
Thanks so much!