ABC Longrock

ABC Preschool Long Rock are pleased to announce that we are now a Beach School with Level 3 Qualified Beach School Practitioners.

We are the first dedicated Beach Pre-School in Kent.

Julia and Catherine have achieved their Level 3 Beach School Practical Skills and Environmental Management qualification, via Shepway Teaching School, and have been developing a range of sessions and activities for the children to participate in on the beach. Activities include shelter making, exploring rock pools and collecting natural resources.

ABC Long Rock are also taking part in Canterbury City Councils Foreshore Services 'Adopt a Beach' scheme, which involves the staff and children 'adopting' and keeping clean and tidy a section of our local coastline. It is widely recognised in education that outdoor learning is one of the most exciting ways of engaging children in long-term learning and achieving positive outcomes. We are passionate about getting children outside and we encourage all of the children to take part in activities by the shoreline. Outdoor learning is proven to provide positive outcomes: to help children learn and become confident, independent individuals.

For more information on our Beach School, please download our handbook, contact Julia Barton on 07795 624431 or click here to contact us.


Term Dates September 2015 to July 2016

Term 1: Monday 7th September 2015 – Friday 23rd October 2015
Term 2: Monday 2nd November 2015 – Friday 18th December 2015
Term 3: Monday 4th January 2016 – Friday 12th February 2016
Term 4: Monday 22nd February 2016 – Friday 24th March 2016
Term 5: Monday 11th April 2016 – Friday 27th May 2016
Term 6 Monday 6th June 2016 – Tuesday 19th July 2016

Also closed for Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May 2016

Opening hours Term time Only

Morning Session 8.30am-11.30pm
Afternoon session 11.30am-2.30pm

Contact Us

Scout Hall

daily routine

We have a range of activities and experiences available to children on a daily basis.


meet the team

At the pre-school, we have a dedicated team of professionals that will ensure your child reaches their maximum potential



Take a look in our photo galleries to see some of the things we get up too in school.