About Us

The Nursery is conveniently located for access via public transport to local towns and cities via the A12 and there is easy access by train from Romford for travel into London,

 

We are open full-time from 7:30am – 6:00pm caring for children from 3 months to 5 years.

 

We are open for 51 weeks per year excluding Bank Holidays.

 

‘Early Bird’ sessions are available upon request for parents requiring an earlier start time in the mornings.

  

We adhere to the strict standards set by Ofsted working within the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) curriculum.

 

We have chosen toys and equipment for our nursery very carefully in order to create environments that inspire children and feed their imaginations. The environments we have created in the nursery provide the context for your child’s learning and enable our staff to offer children experiences that cover different areas of learning including: personal, social and emotional development; knowledge and understanding of the world; communication, language and literacy; physical development; problem solving, reasoning and numeracy; and creative development.

The emotional environment is created by all the people in our setting, and our staff ensure that it is warm, welcoming and inclusive. We tailor our care to ensure we meet children’s needs appropriately including children who have special needs, a disability or who speak English as an additional language.

The way in which we are organised can make a big difference to the extent to which children can initiate their own activities. The environment encourages children to make independent choices.

We structure our setting by organising our environment into clearly defined areas of provision where children can become deeply engaged in play - either on their own or in small groups.

These areas of provision are developmentally appropriate for the children. These areas may include spaces for sand, water, creative workshop, painting, playdough or clay, large and small construction (blocks), mark making, role play, books, maths, science and nature, music, movement and ICT.

When children are confident in the physical and emotional environment they are willing to try out new things. We aim to create an environment where education will be almost inevitable when children play and have fun. 

 

We believe that outdoor play is very special. It offers children freedom, space and time to explore. Young children often love to be outdoors. It gives them the opportunity to connect to the natural environment, the elements, seasons and natural world. To plant and grow seeds, to discover wildlife, to build dens.

Outdoors, children can be active - playing with water, sand, paint and blocks on a larger scale than is possible indoors.

We also aim to take visits outside of the setting to visit local areas of interest in the community.

 

To arrange your visit to Nursery school - call Miss Rachel today on 07728369229.

Working with Parents

We know that parents and families are central to the wellbeing of each child and therefore we aim to make sure that you feel involved in your children’s experiences and development with us.

Communication and sharing information is really important to us. Your child’s ‘key person’ will share information with you on a daily basis and you can access your child’s ‘Learning Journal’ at any time.

We send newsletters to keep you informed of events in the nursery and hold regular parent’s evenings as well as occasional social events.

At Explorers we strongly believe in creating warm, caring environments, where children and their families feel valued and loved - and where they can genuinely feel at home. As children’s primary educators, the relationships we build with parents are as important as the relationships we build with our children. These relationships create a ‘home from home’ atmosphere and help children to feel secure, leaving them free to immerse themselves in creative play.