Roundash Nursery logo
watch our video tour

Why choose us?

Roundash Nursery joined Hartley Primary Academy in 2019 and provides the children with a safe, friendly, and nurturing environment where we use play and fun to increase learning.

Our qualified and highly experienced staff here at Roundash develop strong relationships with the children and their families. From forming these key relationships; the children feel secure to explore and learn through their play, whilst developing their independence and confidence. The staff support every child’s individual interests so that they engage fully with various exciting, challenging and high quality activities, to ensure they reach their full potential.

We value parents as their child’s first and main educators and therefore we strive to build a key relationship with you and maintain good and effective communication throughout your child’s journey with us.
We encourage parents to participate in their child’s learning as much as possible; through home learning activities, stay and play sessions in the nursery, and through our online learning journal ‘Tapestry’.

We are very fortunate to have a large open plan classroom, as well as a spacious outdoor area complete with our very own woodland space. This provides children with many opportunities to independently explore at ease around the wide variety of aspects within the environment. We also have access to all the different facilities that the school has to offer too; from walks in the woods to weekly library visits and P.E. sessions.

Here at Roundash Nursery, we follow both the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) alongside the Primary Years Programme (PYP) to deliver a smooth curriculum. This ensures the children develop the skills, the knowledge and the understanding they need and are ready for their transition into the Reception year.

Roundash Nursery logo
Two young children wearing uniform, playing together in a sandbox
watch our video tour

what our parents say

We have had four children attend Roundash nursery over the last 16 years. It has changed a lot in this time with a fantastic outdoor play area and recent building renovation.  The staff have always been very caring, kind and supportive to each of our children’s different interests and needs.  All our children have left Roundash nursery full of confidence and well prepared for primary school.


My daughter has been at Roundash Nursery for over a year now. When she started, the staff made sure she settled in well and helped her to gain confidence and make friends. The staff are dedicated, warm, and good at communicating to parents any issues that arise. It’s lovely that the children can feel part of the main school by sometimes joining up for activities and being able to eat school lunches there. There is a good range of activities for the children to take part in and my daughter has learnt a lot over the past year.


My son started attending Roundash in 2021, at a time when he was very shy around new children and adults mainly as a result of the pandemic lockdowns. The staff were extremely understanding and worked fantastically with him, resulting in him settling in incredibly quickly. My son now attends full-time and absolutely loves going to nursery, he often comes home and wants to continue playing the games and learning activities they have done that day. The facilities are great, with a newly renovated building, a large outdoor space with lots of activities, and access to a small woodland. My son’s pre-reading skills, recognition of sounds and numbers, and vocabulary have improved vastly since attending Roundash and the amount of real and quality teaching and learning that goes on there should not be underestimated. I couldn’t wish for a better place for my son to start his educational journey.


key information

Funded Sessions

Roundash Nursery is open Monday to Friday term time only.  Our opening times are 8.30am to 3.30pm, split into the following sessions:

  • 8.45am-11.45am – Morning Session
  • 8.45am-2.45pm – All day Session
  • 12.30pm-3.30pm – Afternoon session

We also offer an earlier start and a later finish at a charge:

  • 8.30am-8.45am – £2 for 15mins
  • 2.45pm-3.30pm – £4 for 45mins

Your child will need to attend a minimum of 5 sessions which can be taken in the following ways:

  • 5 mornings a week or
  • 5 afternoons a week or
  • 5 full days a week.

We have decided to do this so children feel more settled in the setting, can build stronger relationships with staff and other children and have a greater opportunity to make good progress.

If you would be interested in applying for sessions for your child please contact us on 01474 702742 or email us at nursery@hartleyprimary.org.uk

Our address is: Round Ash Way, Hartley, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8BT.

If you would like to find out if we have sessions available – please get in touch!

Please visit our Nursery A to Z Guide for more information about our provision.  If you require further information on this then please email  nursery@hartleyprimary.org.uk.

Tax-Free Childcare

Tax-Free Childcare is a new UK-wide government scheme to help working parents with the cost of childcare. We are registered with the Childcare Service, HMRC which means that parents of children under 4 years old are able to claim and set up an account online. For every £8 you pay into the account, the government will put in £2 (up to £2,000 per child or £4,000 for disabled children). This money can then be used to pay for registered childcare.

Sign up for Tax-Free Childcare here

You may need to quote our Unique Taxpayer Reference – 5717820527

Roundash Nursery THROUGH THE LENS