Childcare at our Three Nurseries
Nursery is a time of exploration and discovery. Young children become engaged in learning experiences when given materials that are hands-on. This gives them a wide and varied number of ways to learn about the world and develop socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively. Our staff recognize that each child has a unique set of abilities and needs and learns at their own pace.
At Camden Community Nurseries we recognise parents/carers as their child’s first educators and aim to work in close partnership.
All children have equal access to a broad, balanced Early Years curriculum. The curriculum takes into account the four principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage which states that:
- All children are unique and competent learners;
- Children learn to be independent by building positive relationships; The nursery environment should be enabling, secure and supportive in every way;
- Children learn at different rates and all areas of learning are important and interconnected.
All three nurseries are open from 8am to 6pm, 50 weeks of the year.
Special Educational Needs
Our nurseries are committed to the inclusion of all children. All children with special needs have a right to a broad and well-balanced education.
We work alongside parents to enable us to help their child to develop to their full potential. Our nurseries are dedicated to work with any child who has a specific need or disability to enable the child to make full use of the nursery’s facilities. We believe that all children have a right to experience and develop alongside their peers no matter what their individual needs.
Meals provided at each nursery are nutritious and well balanced, and are freshly prepared on the premises by our qualified cooks who have an understanding of nutrition, hygiene and planning a balanced menu. Our rotating menus consist of 3 meals a day: breakfast, lunch and tea. There is also a mid-morning snack time when fresh fruit, vegetables and water/milk are served.
Babies start on formula milk, moving on to baby rice, rusks, pureed food and finally chunky food prepared from the older children’s menu. We welcome breast-feeding mothers by providing storage for expressed milk.