Quality Childcare

Quality Childcare

Our nursery is designed to suit the needs of young children;

  • With large play areas using natural light
  • All complete with modern indoor equipment
  • A variety of age appropriate toys
  • Benefits of an outdoor space offering age appropriate equipment.
  • Outdoor stimulating features, sensory play areas, water features, sandpits, wildlife areas, building site, reading garden and a playhouse.

St Christopher’s nursery combines caring with education by following the appropriate curriculum. We believe that learning should be stimulating for young children, so play times are educational as well as fun. We are continuously developing new and exciting ways of encouraging child development in a safe and stimulating environment. Childcare initiatives have been developed by our Head of EYFS in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), helping to improve key skills at every level.

Our nursery also offer a range of extra-curricular activities that are integrated within our curriculum. These include French, Spanish, Gujarati, Yoga, Theatre bugs, Teddy Tennis (during the summer term), cookery and gardening sessions.

Play equipment

A range of play equipment is available to help children develop an array of skills, and great care is taken to choose materials that will create an inspiring sensory experience. As well as toys, we use;

  • Real life props, such as brushes, material and gardening tools
  • Small-world toys to help build a child’s imagination and language skills
  • Construction play such as building blocks, to help children develop fine motor skills, spatial awareness and problem solving
  • Physical play equipment such as tricycles, bicycles, scooters, balancing beams and car tyres to encourage physical activity
  • Creative play to build a child’s imagination, creativity and co-ordination
  • Supporting social interaction, including role play, den making, and small group activities

Key people

A friendly atmosphere is created within our nursery environments, based on warm and caring relationships between our nursery and reception staff and the children in their care. Toddlers are encouraged to communicate, and their attempts at conversation are valued to ensure they receive an affirming experience, encouraging development, confidence and security. Our EYFS staff all act as role models within the setting, and recognise that children lead by example and are constantly learning through observation. Common courtesy, mutual respect and patience are demonstrated at all times throughout our settings.

Your child is allocated a ‘Key Person’ within their room, who is responsible for your child’s well-being, ensuring your child feels individual, secure and cherished while they are away from home. Your child’s Key Person will liaise with you at the end of each day, keeping you informed of your child’s experiences at nursery and ensuring you don’t have to miss out on any aspect of your child’s day.

Nursery staff carry out regular observations of every child in our care, ensuring your child’s learning and development incorporates their interests and needs. These observations cover all areas of learning according to the framework, as well as records of special moments, like kindness towards others or eating something for the first time, and spontaneous moments, which captures your child’s response to certain activities or events as they happen. All of your child’s experiences at nursery are recorded in their unique Learning Journal, enabling you to look over your child’s time at nursery for years to come.

 

Our visit to the Library 2020

The nursery children went to the Wembley library to take part in a storytime session. We had lots of fun listening to songs and rhyme. We also borrowed books to take back to our school.

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Our visit to the Library 2020

The nursery children went to the Wembley library to take part in a storytime session. We had lots of fun listening to songs and rhyme. We also borrowed books to take back to our school.

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We are all noodles today!

How would you describe noodles? ‘Noodles are a type of food that is made from dough, rolled out flat and cut and stretched multiple times to create long thin strings called noodles!’ How are noodles traditionally prepared? ‘Noodles are usually cooked in boiling hot water. Sometimes people add oil or salt to speed out the…

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We are all noodles today!

How would you describe noodles? ‘Noodles are a type of food that is made from dough, rolled out flat and cut and stretched multiple times to create long thin strings called noodles!’ How are noodles traditionally prepared? ‘Noodles are usually cooked in boiling hot water. Sometimes people add oil or salt to speed out the…

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A grower’s delight!

In nursery and reception, we have been busy getting our little fingers dirty in the soil! We decided to learn all about plants and how they were grown. We learnt that plants grow from seeds and most of the time seeds needed soil to grow in. We also learnt about the various things that a…

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A grower’s delight!

In nursery and reception, we have been busy getting our little fingers dirty in the soil! We decided to learn all about plants and how they were grown. We learnt that plants grow from seeds and most of the time seeds needed soil to grow in. We also learnt about the various things that a…

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Theatre bugs are here again!

Who and what are Theatre bugs? Theatre bugs is a company full of people who come along to schools to teach children how to become self-confident and self-aware in various different surroundings. The teachers bring with them lots of toys, musical instruments, dress-ups and games to help support children to develop their self-esteem.   This…

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Theatre bugs are here again!

Who and what are Theatre bugs? Theatre bugs is a company full of people who come along to schools to teach children how to become self-confident and self-aware in various different surroundings. The teachers bring with them lots of toys, musical instruments, dress-ups and games to help support children to develop their self-esteem.   This…

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Open Days

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OUR NURSERY OPEN DAYS

 

Open Day with ‘READING AND WRITING’ workshop

17th or 21st February from 10.00-11.30.

Open Day with ‘CREATIVITY’ Workshops

Our Nursery team includes Qualified QTS teachers who see nursery teaching as part of the school’s Early Year’s teaching programme.   Our Nursery is an integrated part of our excellent school with excellent standards of teaching.