The Park Nursery


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A wealth of experience in childcare


Educating and socialising starts from day one:

Three months to one year old

The activities in the baby room vary, depending on the ages of the children attending, but include painting, printing, sand and water play, music, stories and rhymes as well as time for outdoor play in their own special section of the garden. Research suggests that signing seems to positively encourage speech development so we introduce Makaton, a system of sign language, to the babies at an early age and this continues in the following age group.

One to two years

Our staff team promotes early speech and language through many activities including music, rhymes, stories & songs as well as giving opportunities for role play and encouraging creativity.


'The experience and maturity of the staff is really important. I was really impressed at the parents' evening ... staff have taken the trouble to know the children as individuals'

'I really like the fact that when I pick up my daughter she is always playing with something different.'

'You have all been like family to him (and us!) and managed to help us grow a gorgeous, outgoing, loving boy. We would not have been able to do it without you all.'

'You really do have a wonderful team of people who are dedicated to the children and their individual needs'

Feedback from parents, 2006-2009


Our care develops with your child


We provide care right up to school age

Two to five years

We believe that the best relationships are built on good communication and we do our best to ensure that you are involved in the time your child spends with us by providing feedback on the day as well as at parents' events.

As your child grows, so does our emphasis on learning through play. We encourage the development of your child's social and educational pre-school skills such as literacy, language, numeracy, art and science. We do this to help the children in our care achieve the aims of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Music time

'Older children relish their time spent in the stimulating outdoor play area where they have great fun developing their physical skills and exploring the wooded area'

'Children throughout the nursery are happy, settled and engaged in their play. They develop close relationships with their key workers who provide emotional support and are familiar with their individual needs'

'Children have great fun initiating their own play in the role play areas, singing songs, dancing and playing musical instruments'

'A strong emphasis is placed on communication and language within the nursery. Older children become increasingly confident using language to organise their play, contributing their ideas and opinions and engaging in conversation'

'Children make significant progress in their learning and development because practitioners have a very good knowledge and understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage and that children learn best through active play'

'The stimulating environment is rich in visual timetables and displays, signs and symbols, pictures, posters, photographs and displays of children's art work'

'The nursery provides a welcoming and supporting environment in which all children can flourish and where diversity and all contributions are valued'

'Staff demonstrate a high level of commitment to provide good quality care and continually improve outcomes for children'

Comments from the Ofsted report, 2011.


Nutritious and tasty food


Mealtimes are a time for socialising

Staff and children sit down together and enjoy freshly-prepared food

We provide a cooked two-course lunch as well as breakfast between 88.45am and tea in the afternoon. We provide a meat-free menu prepared using fresh ingredients by an experienced cook so that the babies can eat nursery food as soon as they are ready to start a more varied diet. Our menu still contains fish, but we do provide a vegetarian alternative if needed.

View a sample menu


Playing and learning outside


'The best classroom and the richest cupboard is roofed only by the sky'

Enviable amounts of outdoor space

We are keen advocates of the Learning through Landscapes initiative. We have a fabulous outdoor area which is ideal for learning new skills as well as being a great place to exercise and socialise.

Children can explore our playhouse, wigwams, woodland area and wildlife garden, encouraging an interest in the natural world; or play with the well-equipped range of outdoor toys and activities. The separate area for children under one year old ensures that everyone is safe and enjoying appropriate activities.


Contact details


Need to know more?

We'd love to hear from you.
For more information, including
details of fees and the waiting list,
or to arrange a visit, please contact us.

The Park Nursery,
3 Edwin Hall Place,
Hither Green
London SE13 6RN

020 8285 1505



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