Parson's Green Nursery are committed to providing an outstanding Level of care and education for all children. Our Preparatory Class room is large and bright with high ceilings situated on the first floor and accommodates children between the ages of 3 and 5. We pride ourselves on the quality of preschool education we offer, with a qualified early years teacher working with our children and families to ensure all children are prepared for school while appreciating the value of a nursery education in its own right.
The Children engage in a number of extra curricular activities daily, including PE, French, Football, Music, Baby Gym and Yoga.
Healthy fresh foods are delivered every day from specialist food suppliers. We provide breakfast from 7.30am, a healthy mid morning snack at 10am, lunch at 12pm and a light tea at 4pm. In accordance with OFSTED Guidance, our Pre Schoolers go out daily, either to the park or play in our on site playground to ensure they get regular fresh air and exposure to a range of different stimulus, we are fortunate to be located in close proximity to Hurlingham Park, South Park and Bishops Park which the children very much enjoy visiting regularly.
Settling In: We offer three free settle sessions (1 hour each) when your child joins. We recognise that starting nursery is a big step, and that all children are different and so we base children's transitions and settles around individual children's needs and we will discuss this with you on enrolment. If your child is moving across from the Transitions Class, your child's key worker will talk to you about the transition process. Parents will be invited to a transition meeting in which the child's current key worker will sum up their time in Transition and information passes to the child's new key worker. This meeting also gives parents an opportunity to meet their child's new key workers and address any questions or concerns you may have about the process.
Key Workers: On joining Preparatory your Child will be allocated a Key Worker, this is usually based on who your child forms a natural bond with during their settle sessions. Their Key worker will form a close relationship with you child during their time in the Preparatory, and is responsible for planning weekly activities to meet your child's needs and interests, liaising with you regularly and during development Progress Review Meetings. They will also complete a learning journey scrapbook documenting your child's time in the room, which will be passed on to you upon leaving Parson's Green Nursery, it may be useful to pass this on to your child's primary school.
Curriculum: We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum for all children, and using our specially developed Learning and Development tracker, we monitor children's learning and development. We plan individually for all children by developing next steps based on observations made my staff. We always ensure that children are provided with a wide range of interesting activities and experiences to scaffold their development in all areas of learning.
Phonics: We use Floppy's Phonics by Oxford Reading Tree, to support children's developing literacy skills and run parent work shops to support parents.
We have a specialist Music teacher who comes in every Thursday morning. Children are encouraged to dance and sing to a variety of different types of music and experiment with musical instruments and join in action songs.
Miss Rossella is bilingual in both French and Italian and conducts two weekly french sessions with children in preparatory, where she introduces children to French books and songs.
Our Baby gym sessions are conducted by Miss Anna Who combines Music with Movement to support the children's developing psychomotor skills. Baby gym is a combination of gymnastics and drama and is very much enjoyed by the children.
Children have a half hour session of Yoga and Meditation at the end of each day, this is conducted by Miss Charlotte based on the principals of mindful meditation, which helps children to develop concentration skills, relax, unwind and focus at the end of the day.
PE and Football
Mr Daniel our in house head of PE conducts weekly PE and football and lessons with the children at Hurlingham Park, Mr Daniel has a wealth of experience work with children in a sporting capacity and has played for Fulham AC Football club for over 10 years. Mr Daniels Classes help the children to develop a range of skills including hand eye coordination, balance and agility.