Beehive Lane, Ilford, Essex

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Nursery Information

Our Ilford nursery is located close to Gants Hill Station. The nursery is open all year round from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Christmas week and bank holidays), and provides childcare and education for babies and young children aged three months to five years old.
Our fees include a nursery backpack and all meals and extracurricular activities.

We understand that choosing a nursery for your child is one of the most challenging decisions you will have to make. Therefore, it is essential that you consider visiting a range of nurseries in the area to find the right one for you and your child. If you would like to arrange a visit or a trial session, please contact us by telephone or e-mail, or pop into the nursery. Our friendly and professional staff are ready to welcome you at any time.


Our people at Ilford

We handpick all of our employees for their ability to provide warm and consistent care. In addition, our teams understand the physical, emotional and intellectual needs of the children.

All our staff meet stringent requirements set by Ofsted. Before starting work, references request references from the most recent former employers. We also conduct Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks. These checks are updated regularly, regardless of the employees’ length of service.

The vast majority of our staff have qualifications in Child Care and Learning and Development. Many of whom are qualified to degree level. Those who aren’t are actively encouraged to pursue formal qualifications.

All our teams receive training in:

  • Safeguarding Children
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Food Hygiene
  • Fire Safety
  • Moving and Handling

We assess all training needs on an individual basis and provide ongoing support to our teams.

Ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of children is our top priority.

We also work hard to ensure your child has an enjoyable learning journey, learning, developing and have fun!

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229-231 Beehive Lane, Ilford, Essex IG4 5EB
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8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday

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    Parent’s Show and Tell Week – Monday 24 January to Friday 28 January
    To welcome families back in the new year, we will be inviting parents in for their own ‘show and tell’. Parents can come in to read a story, share a talent, stay and play or talk to the children about their jobs and what they do for work.

    Valentine’s Ball – Monday 14 February
    Dress your best for our annual Valentines ball! We will be dancing to romantic music, making love heart biscuits and Valentine’s cards to take home for our loved ones.

    Pancake Day – Monday 1 March
    To celebrate Pancake Day, we will be making pancakes and learning about measuring and mixing. The younger children will be making pancakes with play dough and the pre-school children will be counting how many pancakes they can toss!

    Ramadan – Monday 1 April
    To celebrate Ramadan, we will be making star and moon bunting and Ramadan cards. The older children will be talking about developing good intentions, such as being kinder to one another.

    Eid – Tuesday 3 May
    To celebrate Eid, the children will be making Eid cards for their families and friends.

    Father’s Day – Friday 17 June
    We will be inviting our daddies to join their little ones for a baking class, when the children will be making medal cookies to take home for Father’s Day.

    Diwali – Monday 24 October
    The children will be making divas with play dough and lanterns and cards with Rangoli patterns to take home for their families.

    Remembrance Day – Friday 11 November
    The children will be learning about the significance of Remembrance Day and making poppies to take home.

    Hanukkah – Monday 19 December
    The children will be learning about the significance of the menorah and the story behind it. They will also be making the star of David using lollipop sticks. If you will be celebrating Hanukkah, we would love to invite you in to share your family’s traditions and customs with the children.

    Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 9 December
    Dress up in your favourite sparkly Christmas jumper!

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    Young children’s learning is often driven by their interests. Our curriculum planning is flexible to ensure we use their interests to encourage and motivate them to learn.

    We encourage the children to develop their phonological awareness and a love of books. Our aim is to help children understand the meaning of ‘print’ and its many different purposes, whilst expanding their vocabulary and understanding.

    We help the children to build confidence in social situations. We encourage increasing independence and a sense of responsibility when being with others. We encourage the children to use their decision making skills, for example, when deciding what to eat.

    We introduce children to computers and basic Maths and English software in pre-school, so that by the time they go to school, they are familiar with using a mouse and keyboard.

    The curriculum is a top level plan of everything we want the children to learn. The curriculum needs to be ambitious to help the children build their learning.

    It’s vital for children to spend time outdoors every day, to get lots of fresh air, run around, climb, jump, play and develop a lifelong love of exercise. Our gardens are equipped with fun and interesting resources for the children to enjoy.