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Gardens Daycare and Nursery School

By Coby F

2 years ago

Address: 62 Standen Road, London SW18 5TG
Website: www.gardenschildcare.co.uk
Founded: 1987
Number of Pupils: 95
Ages: 9 Months to 5 Years
Fees: From £1,054 per month. Short term, weekly and hourly ad-hoc care available. 15/30 Hours Universal Funding available
Head Teacher: Sarah Bokaie N.N.E.B
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational
Entrance Procedure: Register from pregnancy
Contact: Leila Bokaie, Admissions Manager
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: By appointment

The Curriculum

The Gardens offers flexible day care, within a structured, safe and exciting environment, where children have fun, make friends and enjoy learning through play. Children over 2 benefit from a nursery school routine during term time and more informal, fun sessions during the holidays. By means of developmentally appropriate play activities and a high level of individual adult input, we offer a curriculum tailored to each child, enabling them to progress through the Early Years Foundation Stage and preparing them for the National Curriculum at ‘Big School’.

Games & the Arts

Throughout the year we introduce different themes incorporating colour, shape, number and letter recognition. We offer a variety of activities including Mandarin, French, ballet, music, singing, cooking, sports, arts & crafts, and lots of messy play. We visit the local park and go on farms visits, Safari Club and fruit picking. Weekly, the pre-school children bring a packed lunch as part of ‘Big School’ preparations. These sessions are more work based and include the Jolly Phonic writing and reading system. 

Pastoral Care

 As one parent put it so brilliantly, ‘Nourish & Flourish’ (the name on the old baby food factory opposite the nursery) is at the heart of our business. We only recruit who we believe to be high quality staff who are calm, kind and caring, and genuinely love working with children. Our pastoral care extends to our brilliant team – we offer our staff a range of wellbeing supports, alongside training and social activities.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

We have an eco-friendly ethos at The Gardens, only using organic food and ethically sourced products, supporting good animal welfare. Our nappies, wipes, cotton wool and lotion that we use provides a clean, healthy and nurturing environment for your child. Our menu is organic, free range and homemade daily from scratch, even the ketchup – as well as being sugar, salt and nut free (except birthday cakes!).

Outstanding Characteristics

Our family-run nursery resides in a large and innovative building, where founder Mrs B and her team offer children, including her own grandchildren, a nurturing space to enjoy learning through play. Our bright airy classrooms are filled with an abundance of exciting and educational toys, and our Magical Faraway Tree on our roof garden is a very special place, accessed by a grassy bridge where our children enjoy listening to stories under the leafy canopy.