Our nurseries are situtated in large detached specially renovated victorian buildings which stand in large grounds for our children to enjoy. We recognise the rich diversity of culture and religion within the community and welcome this wealth of information in the nursery. We believe that children have the right to a provision which respects and recognises a child’s individual needs and aim to provide this within the nursery.
We provide a warm, welcoming and stimulating environment to children aged between 3 months to 5 years. Parents will be assured that their child will be well cared for whilst benefiting from the same values from home.
We believe that parents/carers are their child/rens first educators and we undertake to encourage full participation and involvement in our work. It is crucial to ensure the transition between home and the Nursery is almost seamless.
We will ensure that all parent/carers are kept fully informed on a regular basis. One of the ways this will be implemented is by having an assigned key worker, who will carryout the following:
- Observe the development of your child/ren.
- Having a settling procedure for children and parent/carers.
- Parents/carers are welcome to have a quick chat at ‘drop off’ or collection time with their key worker.
- Provide daily information book for your children under 2′s for example sleep times, feeding and general progress.
We provide a forum for parent/carers to share their experiences, skills and time to participate and be involved in developing the nursery.
At Cherubin’s, we recognise that every child is individual and has varying needs and abilities we plan every child’s day to make it fun and educational. All activities are carefully planned and are prepared and appropriate for each individual child’s age and stage of development. These planned activities will support and develop the holistic development of your children. Our staff will use their expertise to integrate the foundation stage curriculum and the birth to 3 matters to plan a healthy, stimulating environment for your children.
We recognise that every child is individual and has varying needs and abilities, we therefore operate an inclusive environment to meet children’s needs. All children will be encouraged to take part in our activities. We have a Special Needs Co-ordinator who is fully qualified with experience of working with children who have additional needs.
Babies [0 to 3]
Activities in our Baby Rooms are based upon a child’s first experience of the world, we will provide a wide range of activities, sensory equipment and different natural textures and materials that will stimulate and encourage their development.
Pre-School [3 to 5]
An environment that is stimulating, challenging and above all fun.
The care of our children is paramount. Our pre-school is equipped to the highest standard to enable the children to experience different play and learning experiences. We encourage all children to develop their confidence and independence. Resources, activities and play opportunities are carefully selected to build upon their natural curiosity as learners and to develop new skills.
Early year’s foundation stage curriculum
All our children will experience a play based curriculum of planned, independent and adult
led activities. These experiences may take place indoors and outdoors and will aim to
develop knowledge, skills and understanding in the following areas: personal social and emotional development, communication language and literacy, problem solving, reasoning and numeracy, knowledge understanding of the world, Physical development and Creative development.
Extra Curricular Activities
Our children will be offered French or Spanish lessons at a small cost.
Computer Room / Library (Lambeth Branch)
We have a well equipped library/computer room; all our children have the opportunity to experience keyboard skills. Children have the opportunity to use software specially designed to gain their confidence and familiarise themselves with key topics covered in schools. Our toddlers will also have the opportunity to use computer software to encourage learning and explore whilst they enjoy imaginative and stimulating games.
Our children experience outdoor play daily, our pre-school children are encouraged to water and plant seeds. We promote recycling items and learning about our environment
We will work closely with parents to provide balanced meals, which will meet the nutritional needs of their child, all of which is prepared on the premises. Through careful planning of our meals we will aim to meet the nutritional needs of babies and children who have special dietary needs e.g. medical diets religious requirements, vegetarian and vegan food.
We include nappies until the child is potty trained, breakfast, mid morning snack, lunch afternoon snack and tea.