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 Gingerbread house 2019

Guess what? We had a go at making our very own gingerbread house! We had a go at creating our own winter wonderland by following Mary Berry’s gingerbread recipe to make a house. We made sure that we followed her recipe very carefully and took it in turns to mix all the ingredients. We then…

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Our Gingerbread house 2019

Guess what? We had a go at making our very own gingerbread house! We had a go at creating our own winter wonderland by following Mary Berry’s gingerbread recipe to make a house. We made sure that we followed her recipe very carefully and took it in turns to mix all the ingredients. We then…

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Our Christmas bazaar 2019

It’s that time of year again where we all get together to create something magical… a bazaar filled with lots of Christmas goodies! During the week, everyone worked really hard in their classes to make Christmas decorations. Some made presents, others made snowmen and snowflakes. We decided to go big…. we made Rudolph the red…

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Our Christmas bazaar 2019

It’s that time of year again where we all get together to create something magical… a bazaar filled with lots of Christmas goodies! During the week, everyone worked really hard in their classes to make Christmas decorations. Some made presents, others made snowmen and snowflakes. We decided to go big…. we made Rudolph the red…

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Our trip to the post office 2019

Our trip to the post office 2019 On Monday 2nd December, the Nursery and Reception children went along to the post office. We looked around the post office to see what equipment they had. We saw a large weighing scale that they use to measure the weight of parcels. As the parcels were placed on…

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Our trip to the post office 2019

Our trip to the post office 2019 On Monday 2nd December, the Nursery and Reception children went along to the post office. We looked around the post office to see what equipment they had. We saw a large weighing scale that they use to measure the weight of parcels. As the parcels were placed on…

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Trip around the local area & our shopping spree at Lidl!

On Friday 29th November, we went to explore the local area. We looked carefully at the different types of houses that were on both sides of Wembley park road. We had a go at identifying semi-detached, detached and terraced houses. We also worked in small groups to record the number of road signs we saw…

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Trip around the local area & our shopping spree at Lidl!

On Friday 29th November, we went to explore the local area. We looked carefully at the different types of houses that were on both sides of Wembley park road. We had a go at identifying semi-detached, detached and terraced houses. We also worked in small groups to record the number of road signs we saw…

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Open Days

REGISTER FOR ONE OF
OUR NURSERY OPEN DAYS

Visit on one of our Open Days from 10.00-11.30.

16th December

Open Day with ‘READING AND WRITING’ workshop

17th or 21st February

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.