​​​​​Testimonials from Parents

"I have just started my son at Cobnuts after they reopened in June. I am impressed by the professionalism of the staff, a warm welcome into the beautiful setting that is clearly well cared for . It has given me confidence in this time to send my son here and allowed a really positive start for my 2 and a half year old son at Cobnuts". 

 July 2020

"3 out of 5 of my kids have gone here so far and they love it" 

February 2020

"My two daughters had the opportunity to flourish at Cobnuts Steiner Kindergarten where they had a magical time. The setting is beautiful and gave them the chance to be children, playing outside in the fresh air and have indoor time with wooden toys, puppet shows and story time. They learned through play, counting carrots when making soup, using finger muscles when kneading the bread dough. The words are not enough to express my gratitude for the caring staff who provided them with the priceless experience and memories to keep for the rest of their life.”

Nadja Fox 

Parent January 2020

​Cobnuts Steiner Kindergarten Maidstone is an early years setting for the pre-school child that is based on the Steiner Waldorf curriculum. Here, unhurried creative learning through play is regarded as the serious work of childhood. 

May 2021

We are delighted to be able to start running our new Little Explorers group in Fant Wildlife area. You can also visit our Facebook pages for updates.

Announcements  7th January 2021

 Unfortunately the parent and child groups are to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. We will update you with any change to this, in line with national guidance, as soon as it is possible to do so. 

September 2020

This  last weekend the families of the Kindergarten took part in an apple walk  (and apple bake off!) with their families at home, to celebrate Michaelmas, an autumn festival. We were sadly not able to gather together for our annual open day and apple pressing so we decided to celebrate at home, and we shared some of the photos with the parent group. 

Coronavirus Update  3rd September 

Cobnuts Kindergarten is opening again after the summer holidays. 

The new term will be starting on Monday 7th September. 

The Cobnuts Committee have discussed the opening of the kindergarten, in detail and would like to inform parents that we are taking every necessary measure, in line with the current government guidance, to provide a safe environment for children attending this setting.

The Cobnuts Committee


We have sadly said goodbye to our kindergarten assistant Nichola Josyln, who has relocated this summer. We are so thankful for all your hard work at Cobnuts and we will miss you and wish you all the best for the future.

We warmly welcome our new kindergarten assistant, Lauren Beamont who has started at the kindergarten this September. 

Cobnuts kindergarten's Core Values 

Kindness - Kindness to ourselves and each other

Respect - Mutual respect towards the children and families who are part of Cobnuts and the wider community 

Acceptance  - acceptance of different cultural backgrounds, faiths and beliefs 

Courage - to learn and grow together


9 Gatland Lane 



​ME16 8PJ

Phone number: 01622 205914



We hope to see you soon!

Statement of Intent

At Cobnuts Kindergarten, our approach is founded on the Waldorf Steiner approach to the early years of child development.

We intend to offer children an opportunity to grow and learn in a nourishing setting. 

Social and emotional skills are fostered with care. Outdoor, creative and imaginative play, help to develop a love for learning and movement; respect for nature and each other.

The setting recognises childhood as a time of wonder and allows time for children to learn through play.