Our York Road Nursery, Ilford

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Nursery Information

Our York Road, Ilford Nursery and Preschool is located just a few minutes walk from Ilford town centre and the station. The nursery is open all year round from 7.30 am to 6.00 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Christmas week and bank holidays), and provides childcare and education for babies and young children from three months to five years of age.

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, you should 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.

Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is how the Government and early years professionals describe the time in your child’s life between birth and five years of age. 

The EYFS helps your child get ready for school and prepares them for their future learning and successes. All children’s early years experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun, secure and support their development, care and learning needs. Learn more about EYFS here.


We believe that a well balanced and nutritious diet should be available to each child daily. Therefore, our qualified chefs prepare homemade meals using only fresh ingredients.

Our Ilford nursery serves breakfast, lunch and tea, with additional refreshments and snacks throughout the day. Fresh drinking water is always available, as well as milk and diluted fruit juice.

We can cater to any special dietary needs, and a vegetarian option is always available. Find out more about Nutrition here.

Our people at York Road, Ilford Nursery

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!

Kids Inc Nursery in York Road
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81-85 York Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 3AF
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7.30am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday
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    See what happens at our York Road, Ilford Nursery.

    AUTUMN TERM 2021

    Disney Day – Friday 24 September
    We would like all the children to come in dressed as their favourite Disney character for a day of Disney themed stories and activities.

    Messy Play Morning – Thursday 21 October
    Let’s get messy! A morning of messy play, fun and games in the art area, with cornflour, gloop and lots more! Time to roll up your sleeves and join the fun!

    Ugly Bugs Ball – Friday 29 October
    In true Kids Inc tradition, we will be holding our annual Ugly Bugs Ball. We invite all children to dress up as their favourite spooky character. In addition, we will be having a competition for the best-dressed child in each department, so time to get creative!

    Diwali – Thursday 4 November
    To celebrate the festival of light, we are asking everyone to dress up in their brightest outfits. We will be spending the day doing lots of creative activities, including making beautiful diva lamps.

    Guy Fawkes Day – Friday 5 November
    We will be having colourful firework fun and making creative firework pictures!

    Remembrance Day – Thursday 11 November
    To remember those lost in battle, we will be making poppies for the children to take home.

    Children in Need – Friday 12 November
    Help us support Children in Need by wearing your cosiest pyjamas for the day!

    Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 10 December
    We would like the children to come to nursery in their favourite Christmas jumpers.

    Christmas Dinner – Monday 20 December
    The children will be enjoying a yummy Christmas dinner with their nursery friends and the staff team.

    Family Christmas Party – Thursday 23 December
    The children will be enjoying a fun Christmas Party, with dancing and party games for all and a buffet-style tea with a mince pie or two!

    SUMMER TERM 2021

    Eid Al Fitr – Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 May
    We will be celebrating the Muslim festival of Eid with lots of fun activities and yummy food. The children and staff will be dressing up in traditional clothing to mark the day.

    Trooping the Colour – Friday 11 June
    To mark the Queen’s official birthday, we will be dressing up in red, white and blue, making union jack flags and enjoying a birthday tea.

    Father’s Day – Friday 18 June
    The children will be making Father’s Day cards to take home for their daddies.

    National Friendship Day – Friday 30 July
    The children will be making friendship bracelets to give to their friends and families.

    Pre-School Graduation – Friday 13 August
    To celebrate their time at Kids Inc Nurseries, Butterflies and Busy Bees will attend a special graduation ceremony, where they will be presented with graduation certificates before they begin their journey through ‘big’ school.

    Notting Hill Carnival Day – Friday 27 August
    We will be celebrating cultural diversity and the traditions of the Notting Hill Carnival by dressing up in bright, colourful clothes and making carnival-inspired hats.

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    We provide exciting mechanical equipment and experiments for the children to play with and investigate! Magnetic attraction and repulsion is an excellent example of this.

    Children have the opportunity to explore mathematical and scientific language. In addition, we provide exciting mechanical equipment and experiments for the children to play with and investigate!

    Our staff model observational and investigational skills, such as saying out loud phrases like ‘I wonder if …’ and ‘What do you think about …’

    Children need to spend time outdoors every day. They need to get fresh air, run around, climb, jump, play and develop a lifelong love of exercise. The children enjoy the fun and exciting resources in our gardens.

    Children’s learning is often lead by their interests. Therefore, our curriculum planning is flexible to ensure we use their interests to encourage and motivate them to learn.

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