The Alphabet House Nursery Group was established on the 1st of November 1994. With over 20 years’ experience in the childcare industry, we have grown since inception from the founding setting based in Stratford to now having eight (8) settings spread across the East of London and Essex.
At the Alphabet House Nursery, we aim to provide an environment that children are excited to be in, which allows them to move freely, building upon skills, learning new ones in all areas of learning and development, giving them the tools to achieve their potential.
Below are the locations of our existing nursery settings.
The nursery is opened for 51 weeks throughout the year, operating 5 days a week from 8am to 6pm. The nursery is closed during Bank holidays and Christmas and staff training days which parents are informed of.
We are a paying provision for children from ages 0-5 years, and we also provide free funded hours for eligible 2 year old and 3- 4 year. Furthermore, we offer a 10% sibling discount.
The nursery is fully covered by CCTV both indoor and outdoor and also operated by an electronic gate on entrance. This ensures the children and all within the nursery are kept safe.
At Alphabet House Nursery School the needs of the children and their families are paramount. We are an inclusive nursery that is committed to providing high quality care and learning opportunities within a happy, safe and stimulating environment.
We work very closely in partnership with parents: Typically during the year, we hold parents evening, play and stay sessions, coffee evenings, information sessions for parents wow stars etc.
Each child is allocated a “key person” who has responsibility to ensure a smooth transition from home to nursery. The member of staff in each room has responsibility to update their key child’s board and records accordingly.
1. To give every child, regardless of race, background, belief, sex or ability the opportunity to develop to their full potential in an environment that is happy, warm and stimulating and one which promotes the self-confidence of each child.
2. To extend each child’s range of profitable learning experience beyond that which can easily be provided within the family but in ways that are complimentary to their family values.
3. To use a range of materials and equipment in progressive ways that stimulates and advances the children’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development.
4. To develop children’s early knowledge, understanding and skills in the ways that provide a sound basis for a later education i.e. ability to listen and to talk about and record their experiences with increasing understanding, competence, confidence and fluency.
5. To make meaningful observations of children in order learn about them and their interests, record their starting points, note their progress or lack of it and plan for any intervention necessary and their next steps in each area of learning.
6. To use play activities to stimulate and build upon children’s natural curiosity and to enable them to learn through fostering their own interests and also from planned worth-while activities.
7. To encourage each child to experiment and explore their environment in order to be imaginative and creative.
8. To provide for very young children a warm, stable environment with staff that are responsive and sensitive to their needs.
9. To work in partnership with parents and value them as early educators and partners in the provision of a high standard of care for their children.
The above aims and objectives underpin the policies and procedures that have been developed taking into consideration input from staff and parents of the nursery.