About UsWe are a family run business and pride ourselves on having experienced staff who have enjoyed teaching in our setting for many years. Children in our care have fun, feel secure, are confident and love coming to nursery school every day. At New Spring Nursery we listen to the child, encourage their interests and watch them grow.
Our nursery school is based on the belief that our customers' needs, both parents and children, are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the local area.
Take a look at our website, come and visit the setting, meet the staff and view the very happy children.
Make an appointment today.
We are open five mornings and up to two afternoons, Tuesday and Thursday, depending on numbers. Children are able to attend for a minimum of three mornings in the first term and four mornings in the second term. Younger children have the option of starting nursery with shorter sessions. This offers a small intimate group and are a great way of introducing your child to the setting.
Ages of children
We take children from two years old.
Structure of the session
Each session follows a basic structure allowing the children to become familiar with the routine
9.15–9.45 Drop off, registration and group circle time
10.00-11.00 Play and activity session/art and craft/small group activities/
11.00-11.15 Snack time
11.15-12.15 Play and activity session/music and movement.
12.15-12.30 Story time
12.35 Home time
On a Tuesday and Thursday we can offer an extended session from 1pm-5pm (numbers permitting).
At the start of the session children self- register which involves them finding their photo and name and putting them on the board to show who is present. This encourages independence, name recognition and getting a sense of belonging to a group. During the indoor play session there are a wide range of activities on offer with paint, glue, construction, home corner, numeracy, literacy, fine and gross motor, natural materials, small world, music, dance and physical activities available everyday. Outside play offers a wide range of learning opportunities including physical, gross motor, nature study, sand, water as well as allowing learning to be extended across the whole curriculum.
We offer music, movement and dance activities nearly every day and use musical instruments a couple of times a week as a group as well as being available every day for the children to use independently.
Children come to snack time in small groups giving children the opportunity to talk with friends and adults in a small group. Children are encouraged to pour their own drinks and are made aware of the snack choices through the photo board. A snack board for parents information is displayed outside in dry weather or in wet weather the lobby. If there are any foods your child does not eat then please let us know.
Curriculum Planning and Assessment
We use the areas of learning set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework to support children’s learning and development within the Nursery environment and plan activities. In order to plan for your children’s learning and ensure they make good progress during their time with us we assess their learning on a daily basis through observations, written notes, photos and examples of work.
We follow the interests and individual needs of children incorporating these into our daily activities.
Children learn best when they follow their own interests so do let us know if there is anything specific your child is enjoying at the moment. We plan more focused activities each week based around weekly topics which are displayed on the door for your information and also so you can support this learning at home.
We often ask for parents to bring items to support our topics and items for the display table.
In the Spring term, from January, we offer the oldest children the opportunity to extend their learning around the topic working in a smaller group with a greater adult focus. This takes place in the church vestry.
The Early Years Foundation Stage
The EYFS sets standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to 5. EYFS is based around four themes, each of which is linked to an important principle. Each principle has four commitments which explain how the principles can be put into practice.
A unique child
Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.
The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children's development and learning.
Learning and development Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of learning and development are equally important and interconnected. There are 7 areas of learning:
Personal, social and emotional development
Developing confidence and independence while learning to concentrate and to enjoy sharing as part of a group.
Communication & Language
Communicating with one another and developing skills in talking & listening
Developing skills in writing and reading
Using ideas about number, quantity, measurement shape and space.
Knowledge and Understanding of the world
Investigating and beginning to understand the things, places and people around them. Developing science concepts, a sense of time, a sense of place and an understanding of ICT
Improving control and coordination of their bodies as well as learning to move and handle equipment.
Art & Design
Finding ways to communicate by using colour, shape, sound, texture, movement and stories.
Understanding the World
People and local communities, ICT, nature and the world around us
Involving Parents in learning
As the child’s parent you know them best and it supports their learning if we know about their interests and things that they have been doing. We have several ways in which you can become involved and these include:
Our message book – please make a note in here if you have been on any outings that your child might like to talk about or you have noticed anything that they are suddenly interested in.
Show and Tell - At the start of registration we always have the opportunity for the children to share photos, books, or items of interest from home. This is a great way to develop communication skills.
Key worker notes – During the term some children may receive `a note home` to suggest ways in which you can assist your child’s learning at home.
Holiday/Outings board – if you go on holiday or visit any interesting places we ask parents to bring in a photo to share.
Communication with Parents
Parents are welcome to come in to nursery at any time to talk to their child's key worker or to myself.
As we are often very busy at the start of the session it may be necessary to arrange a suitable time.
Written messages or emails are also a welcome form of communication if it is not possible to discuss matters in person. A message book is available to parents and can be used for general questions, holiday dates, pick up and drop off changes or anything you think we need to know concerning your child. If you are writing to inform us that someone other than yourself is picking up your child please remember to sign your note and also if your child is going to be collected by someone other than you (even a father if the staff have not met them) they will need to know your safety password.
Parent notice boards are in the lobby area with policy information, term dates, nappy record, news and other nursery information. We display weekly activities and books in the window area. A white board is placed outside at the front of nursery with weekly updates and we send a weekly email with curriculum updates and topic information. We hold a coffee morning every term: an email and a notice on the nursery board informs parents of the date and time of the event.
Over your child’s time at Nursery we will keep you updated of their progress and have several ways in which we do this. These include:
· A settling in review – this is a short review and is sent to parents after six weeks.
· Curriculum report – this is a more detailed report and links to the six areas of learning. This is
usually sent in the child’s second term but for younger children or children attending part time may
· Parent’s meeting – this is offered as a follow up to the curriculum report and gives you an
opportunity to see things your child has been doing, share observations about development and
interests as well as finding out how you can help them in their learning.
Learning Journey – this is a folder containing observations, curriculum activities, photographs,
projects your child has done with their key worker that are collected across the year. It shows the
journey of your child’s experiences, personal growth, learning and having fun and is for you to keep
We understand that all families are different so are happy to tailor our communication to your circumstances. This may be a quick chat at the beginning or end of the session, an email update or arranging a termly meeting. Please let us know your requirements and we will respond as best we can, within our limits of time and suitability.
Every child is assigned a key worker within the first few weeks of starting nursery. We allow time for the children to get to know us and can then make a best match based on interests, personalities and numbers of children starting. Siblings automatically go to the same member of staff. We will inform you of the key worker as soon as it has been decided.
All of the nursery school policies are available for parents to read and are in a folder in the entrance area, they are also put out at every coffee morning.
We have parent nursery reps, their photos are on the board in the lobby and their email addresses are on the parent list that you will be sent. The role of the nursery representatives include:
· Assisting with information
· Sending emails to parents on behalf of the nursery manager
· Collecting and collating ideas and suggestions from parents to bring to termly meetings
· Provide a list of names and emails for parents
· Meet with staff once a term
· Arrange social gatherings and coffee mornings
· Send curriculum information and nursery information to full time working parents
Feel free to contact them as they have a wealth of information and knowledge about the nursery.
Fees and Additional Activities
5 day fee - £1600 (non funded) - £1100
4 day fee - £1500 (non-funded) - £1100
3 day fee - £1400 (non-funded) - £1100
WE ALSO OFFER A SMALL NUMBER OF FULLY FUNDED PLACES FOR 3 YEAR OLDS
Lunch club/Afternoon sessions £12 per hour
1 hour French lessons with a visiting French teacher --£150
Fees need to be paid in full before the LAST DAY of the previous term. It is important that staff are available for settling in new children and can talk to new parents at this time. Please discuss changes in the days a child will be attending before the end of the previous term in order for us to allocate days evenly or offer places to other parents.
We run a summer club during August. Non Nursery children welcome
Additional Important Information for Starting Nursery
Please can parents and carers wait outside the nursery until the door is opened at 9.15. Coats, spare clothes bag or nappy bag should be placed on your child’s peg in the lobby area before entering the hall. Wellington boots should be named and placed in the large box. There is also a box for toys in the lobby area.
Please make sure that all spare clothes are named and the bag contains underwear and socks also that nappy bags include nappies, wet wipes and nappy sacks.
We do understand that pick up and drop off time can be busy and we have a ten minute window at both times to ease this, To make this a quick and easy time we ask that parents and carers put children's coats on outside rather than in the lobby area to ease congestion. Please consider other parents and children who are waiting. In the summer months please apply sun-cream before coming to nursery as this is not provided by the nursery.
Bikes may be locked up outside and left at your own risk along with the buggies. Scooters can be placed in the garden, please ask a member of staff for the key.
If your child will be absent due to sickness or unable to attend a session please telephone the nursery in the morning. When going on holiday during term time please give the dates in writing. Parents should inform the nursery immediately if their child has an infectious disease rather than once the child has recovered and is returning to nursery. Other parents will need to be informed and in some cases the local health visitor. Infectious diseases include dysentery, impetigo, meningitis and salmonella. Communicable diseases such as chicken pox, conjunctivitis and German measles should also be reported as soon as possible and we can advise on the period of exclusion. A child with a stomach upset or sickness must be clear for 48 hours before attending nursery. A child found with live head lice would be sent home until treatment has been effective. Unfortunately members of staff are unable to administer medicine. Any individual medical conditions should be discussed and arrangements can be made to accommodate your child’s needs.
A mobile contact number for the nursery is available during the hours of 9.30 – 1.00 in term time only. Should you need to contact me outside of these hours or during holidays I am available on my home number. A message service is available on both numbers and I will get back to you as soon as possible
Nursery Mobile: 07944-040-894 Home Number: 0208-392-2146
THE NURSERY SCHOOL WEBSITE
ALL SAINTS CHURCH HALL
LONDON, SW14 8AU
Hours: Breakfast 8am-9.15am
Mon - Fri: 9.15 am - 12.40 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 9.15am-3.00pm