York Road, Ilford, Essex

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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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    Festival of Sleep – Tuesday 4 January
    The children can come into nursery in their cosiest pyjamas to celebrate the festival of sleep.

    Chinese New Year – Tuesday 4 February
    To celebrate Chinese New Year, we will be doing lots of activities involving the colour red (considered to be the colour of luck in Chinese culture), including making sparkling Chinese lanterns.

    Pancake Day – Tuesday 1 March
    The children will be enjoying making yummy pancakes with their nursery friends!

    Easter Bonnet Competition – Monday 11 April to Thursday 14 April
    All children are invited to take part in our annual Easter Bonnet Competition. Please help your little ones to make their bonnets at home and bring them to nursery during the week. There will be prizes for the best ones and we will have a bonnet parade in the garden to celebrate.

    Ramadan – Friday 29 April
    We will be celebrating the Muslim festival of Ramadan by making special Eid cards. The children will be encouraged to wear festive colourful clothing.

    Father’s Day Friday – Friday 19 June
    The children will be making father’s day cards and gifts for their daddies and grandads. Covid permitting, mummies and grandmas will be welcome to come along and help the little ones with their arts and crafts projects.

    Wimbledon Day – Friday 8 July
    The children will be celebrating the tennis championships by dressing in sports clothes and enjoying a tennis competition in the garden.

    Raksha Bandan – Thursday 11 August
    To celebrate this very special festival, the children will be making friendship bracelets for their friends and enjoy a tea party together!

    National Read a Book Day – Tuesday 6 September
    The children will be encouraged to bring in their favourite books from home to share with their friends. We cannot wait to see what books they bring in for us to read!

    Harvest Festival – Monday 3 October to Monday 31 October
    To celebrate Harvest month, the children will be learning about Harvest and we will be collecting donations for a Harvest Hamper for our local foodbank. Please help us to help others and make a small donation of tinned, jarred or packet food.

    Guy Fawkes Day – Friday 4 November
    We will be having colourful firework fun to celebrate and making our own artistic creative fireworks pictures!

    Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 9 December
    We would like the children and staff team to come to nursery in their favourite Christmas jumpers!

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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.