Nursery Sessions

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    We believe that children learn best through playing.

    Through play children enjoy experimenting and developing ideas. We provide activities that gently encourage children build upon experiences, ensuring that all children are developing and growing in confidence.

  • How we provide for development and learning

  • Children start to learn about the world around them from the moment they are born. The care and education offered by our nursery is designed to help children to continue to do this by providing all children with interesting activities that are appropriate for their age and stage of development.

    We organise our nursery sessions so that the children can choose from and a range of activities. In doing so, we encourage children to develop their skills and ability to work through a task or activity to its completion. The children are also included in adult-led small and large group activities, which help them to gain new skills and learn to work with others.

    Our outdoor activities are designed to contribute to children’s health, physical development and their awareness. The children have the opportunity to take part in outdoor child-initiated and adult-led activities, as well as those provided in the small hall and playroom.

  • Our nursery ethic is that care and education are equally important in the experiences we offer children. The nursery session planning, routines and activities that form a day in the nursery are provided in ways that:

    • Meet the children's immediate interests and needs
    • Offer some adult-led activities for developing and learning new skills
    • Encourage children to develop their independence
    • Endeavor to prepare them with the skills they will need to be ready for school, such as, dressing themselves, putting on their own shoes, aprons & coats, and attending to their own personal hygiene.
    • Teach children to be respectful of one another and listen to others.
    • Acknowledge and celebrate a wide range of religions and festivals which are meaningful to our children.
    • Age Group:
      2-5 Years
    • Days:
      Monday -Friday
    • Times:
      9.00am - 3.00pm
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    • I am so happy with the way you all have supported my son Diogo in nursery and for all the help you have giving him. I am really happy with everything you do.

      Sofia Pires
    • As a childminder, I have been taking children I look after for sixteen years or so to St John’s Nursery. Children always look forward to going to nursery at St John’s. I have no hesitation in recommending St John’s Nursery – in fact I even recommended it to my daughter who now sends her daughter here. Children enjoy the varied learning activities there and the very friendly and welcoming setting.

      Litsa Toufexis
      Palmers Green
    • My two-year-old daughter Paula enjoys going St John’s Nursery and had made lots of friends since she started. She has gained a huge amount of confidents and independents and I can’t thank all the staff enough for settling her in to nursery life and for all they have done for her since she started at St John’s Nursery. All the staff are passionate about the job that they do and give wonderful care of all the children in the nursery.

      Alina Voicu
  • Our Commitments

    At St. John’s Nursery we aim to ensure that each child is:

    • In a safe and stimulating environment.
    • Given generous care and attention, because of our ratio of qualified staff to children and volunteer parent helpers
    • Has the chance to join in with other children and adults to live, play, work and learn together.
    • Helped to take forward her/his learning and development by being helped to build on what they already know and can achieve.
    • Given a personal Key Person who makes sure each child makes satisfying progress.
    • Benefits from an environment that sees parents as partners in helping each child to learn and develop, and in which parents can help to shape the service offered.
  • Early Years Foundation Stage

    The provision for children’s development and learning is guided by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS DfE 2012). Our nursery provision reflects the four overriding principles of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

    The Areas of Development and Learning comprise:

    • Personal and social development
    • Emotional development: self confidence/awareness, managing feelings and behaviour.
    • Building Relationships
    • Physical development
    • Health and self-care
    • Communication: language, literacy, listening/attention, understanding and speaking
    • Mathematics: numbers, shapes, space and measure
    • Understanding the world
    • Expressive arts and design
  • Snacks & Lunch

    Snack and lunch time is a social time at which children eat together. Snacks are taken during a free-flow snack time with adult supervision. Children attending for lunch and afternoon session should bring their own lunch in a named lunchbox.

    Parents are required to provide a piece of fruit each day; we provide milk or and water for every child.  As part of St John’s Nursery’s policy on healthy eating, we do not allow chocolate, sweets or fizzy drinks in lunchboxes.

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