Our nursery in Holland Road, Kensington caters for children aged 3 months to 4 years old, and we ensure an environment in which children learn and are stimulated, complemented by the provision of home cooked food and a private garden.
Children can attend 8:15-12:15, 8:15-3:00 or 8:15-6:15 and can also opt for before and after school care. We are open from 7:30 a.m. until 6:15 p.m. Children can attend full time or part time.
The nursery is in close proximity to Holland Park, Kensington, Brook Green, Shepherd's Bush, and Hammersmith. We have four classes: District Class (3 months to approx. 24 months), Piccadilly Class (approx. 24 months to rising 3s), Central Class (rising 3s to rising 4s) and Jubilee Class (rising 4s to rising 5s). We regularly take the children on excursions to learn more about the world around them.
Reports are given out each July, and parent teacher meetings are held termly.
District Class for our under 2s has two rooms for the children to explore; a smaller room with a cosy, quieter environment for our children to rest and recharge, and a larger room to provide an environment where the children can explore through sensory play, find new physical challenges to overcome and build their social skills. The classroom has direct access to the main garden and the children have set times especially for them to explore outdoors. Trips are also arranged to external sites, such as the local parks, library and museums.
Piccadilly Class is designed to support our 2 year olds in their continued development. We understand that children of this age still need a great deal of emotional support as they build their bodies and minds in preparation for later learning. Whether joining us for the first time, or transitioning from within the nursery we provide each child with a tailored approach to ensure they get the most out of this room. Children are given a mixture of structured learning, free play and garden time, while also developing valuable social and self-care skills.
Central Class focuses on building on the skills taught in Piccadilly Class, including practical life skills. Additional structured learning is in place to start to teach children phonics and numeracy alongside a wide range of topics to broaden their understanding of the world around them. Physical, social and language development are still key at this age, and so we provide regular opportunities for Central Class to join with their older peers to learn from them and challenge themselves. We encourage regular garden time and provide climbing equipment, tricycles and other sports equipment to promote physical activity alone and as a group.
Jubilee Class is aimed at providing school readiness for children who will be going to Reception Class the following September, while still allowing them to have fun and build their personalities before school really starts! We have a focus on Mathematics and Literacy in this class, but also put an emphasis on creativity and external experiences, with trips to parks, museums and art installations.