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Goodinge Early Years Centre

Goodinge Early Years Centre achieved “good” in the recent OFSTED inspection (see note below). The effectiveness of leadership and management, quality of teaching, learning, assessment, personal development, behaviour, welfare and outcomes for children are all good.

The report states that: “There is a high proportion of well qualified and experienced staff who offer teaching that is consistently good with elements of outstanding practice.”

The centre has 66 full time places for children aged 6 months to 4 years and is open 49 weeks per year. Some of these places can be taken part-time.

At Goodinge we aim to provide a warm, family feel and give our families a sense of belonging. Developing positive relationships with our families and children is key. Evidence shows that children do best when there is a strong and positive partnership between home and the setting they are in. Home visits are the beginning of this partnership. Your child will be given a key person and they will get to know your child for the unique individual that they are.

We support children to develop their self-confidence and self-esteem and encourage independence. We focus on what the child’s interests are and develop these through sensitive interactions and planned activities. Each room has its own dedicated, well developed and well-resourced outside space for the children to enjoy.

For information on local activities from 2 January to 17 April 2020 see the Bright Start West Timetable.

Please note: Goodinge Early Years Centre has recently changed its registration number which means that the link to Ofsted at the end of this page is not showing their most recent inspection report. The Centre was inspected in March under its previous registration number and the outcome was 'Good'. The Centre is now directly managed by London Borough of Islington, hence its new registration number. You can view the Centre's most recent report here. (Goodinge was previously registered under Hungerford Primary School).

Who to contact

020 7527 6981


Goodinge Early Years Centre
Corporation Street
N7 9EH

Time / date Details

Opening times/date
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. Last day Friday 20 December, reopens Thursday 2 January 2020.

Other Details

Cost Details
There is a charge for children under 3 who are not eligible for free early learning, and for those 3- and 4-year-olds who stay longer than the free education hours.
Who is this service for?
Under 5s, from 6 months
How to refer or apply

Please phone the centre to arrange a tour of the nursery which takes place on Thursdays.

Childcare information

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

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.

Ofsted Information

Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Record updated: 15/01/2020