The Kemnal Academy Trust (TKAT)

Smarden Pre School has provided childcare for the village and local area for over 25 years in various formats.  In September 2019 we moved away from being a volunteer-run setting and joined the TKAT family.

TKAT  is one of the largest Multi-Academy Trusts in the South of England with over 40 Primary and Secondary Academies, several of which include preschool facilities.

Our ultimate aim is to provide outstanding teaching, leadership and learning for all.

Our leaders focus on pupil progress and attainment, and regularly share knowledge, insight and experience. We believe passionately in the power of collaborative working and actively promote school-to-school support.

Our children are at the heart of everything we do and we strive to inspire learners and change lives as a result our exceptional educational provision.

Smarden Pre School itself is operated and managed by our excellent team of caring and enthusiastic staff.  All staff members have appropriate childcare qualifications, enhanced DBS certificates, are trained in paediatric first aid and undergo regular safeguarding training.

If you would like more information about TKAT or would like to contact us directly please email

Smarden Pre School Committee

We need you!

We know that the children love it when their parents or family get involved because they tell us all the time! Could you help us?

We need you! Your IDEAS, your SUGGESTIONS, your SKILLS, your ENTHUSIASM, your TIME and your SUPPORT!

Please consider volunteering with us and speak to a member of staff to find out more.