Our Beehive Lane Nursery, Ilford

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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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    See what happens at our Beehive Lane, Ilford Nursery

    AUTUMN TERM 2021

    Rosh Hashanah – Monday 6 September
    Rosh Hashana is a celebration of the creation of the world and marks making a fresh start. The pre-school children will be learning about this special celebration.

    Recycling Week – Monday 20 to Friday 26 September
    All of the children will be learning more about recycling. Pre-school will be using recycled items to make trees, Ladybirds will be planting flowers and vegetables and Caterpillars will be learning to sort recycled items into different categories.

    World Smile Day – Friday 1 October
    The children will be use this as opportunity to learn to acknowledge their emotions and feelings. They will be making cakes to take home to share with their families to make them smile and making self-portraits using emotion puppets to help label their feelings.

    Black History Month – October
    Pre-school children will be discussing and learning about the differences and similarities in people all over the world, using ‘small world’ people and a variety of story books

    Grandparents Day – Monday 4 October
    The children will be making rainbow cards for their grandparents, as well as bracelets and yummy cookies.

    Halloween Day – Friday 29 October
    We will be dressing up in spooky costumes and making scary masks, spiders and pumpkins!

    SUMMER TERM 2021

    St George’s Day – Friday 23 April
    Celebrate our patriotic day by joining in with our red and white dressing up theme. We will be making flags and playing lots of traditional games.

    Messy Play Madness – Wednesday 28 April
    We will be hosting a day of messy fun with lots of creative messy trays for the children to have fun with!

    Eid Al Fitr – Wednesday 12 May
    We will be making moon cards, paper lanterns and lots of sweet treats for the children to take home.

    Father’s Day – Friday 18 June
    The children will be making cards and gifts for all their wonderful daddies to take home ready for Father’s Day on Sunday.

    Teddy Bears Picnic – Friday 25 June
    The children are welcome to bring in their favourite teddies from home for a very special teddy bears picnic in the garden.  The children will be making yummy sandwiches to share with their teddies!

    International Friendship Day – Friday 30 July
    We will be celebrating friendships by making friendship bracelets and cards to give to our special friends at nursery.

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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.