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Whittington Park Community Nursery

A beautiful community nursery set in the heart of Whittington Park.  Places prioritised for two, three and four year olds eligible for free early education, paying places also available. We provide a safe and caring home-like environment, in which children are encouraged to explore and learn, with an emphasis on discovery, nature and learning in the outdoor environment - both in our garden and the surrounding park. We value relationships with parents, carers and the local community.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Catherine Gardner, Manager and Joan Caton, Deputy Manager
Telephone
020 7281 1987
020 7272 1847 (during holidays)
E-mail
nursery@whittingtonpca.org.uk
Website
https://www.whittingtonpca.org.uk/.../nursery

Location

Address
Whittington Park
Islington
London
Postcode
N19 4RS

Time / date Details

Opening times/date
Morning session: 9am to 12pm; afternoon session 1-4pm. All day session 9am to 3pm, or 10am to 4pm. This includes lunchtime. Term-time only.

Other Details

Age Ranges
2 years to 4 years
Cost Details
We take 2, 3, and 4 year old children who are eligible for free early education. If your child is not eligible for funding, or if you wish to pay for additional hours, our fees are: £8.50 per hour for 2 year olds and £7.50 for 3 and 4 year olds.
Who is this service for?
Children aged 2-4
Can I refer myself?
Yes
How to refer or apply

Contact the nursery

Additional Languages
French, some Italian, Spanish and German, Bengali, Hindi, Arabic

Childcare information

2 year old funding
Yes
3 & 4 year old funding (15 hours)
Yes
3 & 4 year old funding (30 hours)
Yes
Tax-free childcare
Yes

Local Offer

How will you support my child?

Our setting welcomes children with SEND and we are committed to working with parents and other professionals to provide good inclusive practice.  Our Islington link Area SENCO provides us with support, advice and training re children with SEND. Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities are fully supported in their learning and development.

Our SENCO is an Early Years Teacher with a Level 7 qualification. She has attended several training sessions run by the area SENCO including training on children with autism. She has also been trained in attention building by a local Speech and Language Therapist.

Most of our staff have been trained in Makaton. Some staff have attended specialist sessions on working with children on the autistic spectrum, attention building, resource making and running language groups.

We have experience of working with several children with severe and complex needs, including children on the autistic spectrum. We work in partnership with families and local specialist agencies, for example, Speech and Language therapists, the Social Communication Team, Early and Family Support, health visitors and the Area SENCO.

We have good links to Children's Centre Speech and Language Therapists and Family Support teams.

 

Ofsted Information

Inspection Outcome
Inspection Outcome
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
24/05/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Record updated: 08/01/2020