Our York Road Nursery, Ilford

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Nursery Information

Our 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 the age of three months to five years.

Our fees include a nursery backpack and all meals and extra curricular activities.

We understand that choosing a nursery for your child is one of the most difficult decisions that you will have to make. It is important that you consider visiting a range of nurseries in the area to find the one that is right 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. 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

We handpick all of our employees for their ability to provide warm and consistent care. 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

    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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    Children have the opportunity to explore mathematical and scientific language. 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.

    We invite people into the nurseries from various occupations, such as dentists, plumbers, construction workers and members of emergency services. We encourage the children to role-play these and other professions to expand their knowledge and vocabulary.

    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. Our gardens are filled with fun and interesting resources for the children to enjoy.

    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.

    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.