Welcome to St Christopher’s Nursery, conveniently located on Wembley Park Drive. St Christopher’s has amazing transport links with only a 5-minute walk from Wembley Park Station. We believe that ‘every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.’
We aim to make each child’s early education experiences positive and meaningful. We know that children learn best in a welcoming, warm, secure and caring environment, where they are able to experiment and have fun, take risks, learn from their experiences and grow in confidence. The uniqueness and individuality of each child is emphasised and valued.
Toddlers, 2 – 3 Years:
For this age group, the day becomes more structured, and is split between free play and more organised adult-led activities. The activities are designed to help children to develop their social skills such as independence and co-operation, also language and intellectual skills.
At St Christopher’s we take a balanced approach allowing a degree of freedom and free-play. We encourage activities such as painting, drawing, sand and water play, craftwork, cooking, music and movement, singing and nature study to help the children to express themselves.
We provide a music and movement programme of creative and inspiring pre-school dance classes that can be adapted to all abilities. This is on offer to children aged 18 months and upwards.
Participation in this programme stimulates the imagination, gives children a head start in encountering new physical and emotional experiences and in developing social interaction.
We work with parents to help the children with toilet training and personal hygiene, such as the importance of washing hands and brushing teeth after lunch. There is a time to rest for those children who need a nap or just a quiet period after lunch.
When your child turns two, the key person carries out a development check and this assessment will look at the 3 prime areas of learning. This check will identify if any additional support is needed.
Pre-School, 3 – 5 Years:
A child’s cognitive development is greatest before the age of six and, it is therefore important that, favourable conditions are offered and emphasised during these impressionable years. As the child moves through the group rooms, to the pre-school, they experience a wide variety of activities helping to prepare them for their move to school.
Children are introduced to more formal activities such as reading, writing, and mathematics. They are encouraged to use and have fun with iPads, laptops, Beebots and the Interactive Whiteboards. The children also enjoy extra-curricular dance lessons, which help develop their balance and co-ordination whilst ensuring they get regular activity for a healthy body and mind.
In the nursery, the foundations for future learning are formed, by encouraging children to develop a positive attitude towards learning and independence. This enables children to confidently approach a major change in their lives when starting school.