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New River Green Children's Centre

New River Green Children's Centre is a council managed Children's Centre with an on site integrated early years and childcare provision offering inclusive care and education for children aged 6 months to 5 years.

The Centre has 81 full-time places and is open 49 weeks a year, to suit working or studying parents. The Centre provides an environment that is inviting, stimulating and safe, where children can develop independence and enjoy learning experiences that are both interesting and challenging.

New River Green also offers a range of support services for children and families, including stay and play sessions, toy libraries, training opportunities, advice sessions, speech and language therapy services, baby clinics, support groups for a range of members of the New River Green Children's Centre area. There are many opportunities for parents to become involved in the life of the Centre including the newly formed Parents Forum.

New River Green is recognised as an Islington Healthy Early Years setting and has received the Healthy Early Years London Bronze Award.

Islington Healthy Early Years works with settings to ensure a good level of support for the health and wellbeing of children under five and their families.  Healthy Early Years London (HEYL) is an awards scheme funded by the Mayor of London which recognises Early Years settings’ achievements in child health, wellbeing and development.  More information about the London award is available here.

For information on activities see Bright Start Online activities 

You can read the most recent Ofsted report here.

Healthy Start vitamins are available at all childen's centres.

For accessibility information, please visit Disabled Go.

Who to contact

Telephone
020 7527 4813
020 7527 4817
E-mail
newrivergreen.eyc@islington.gov.uk
Website
www.islington.gov.uk/.../brightstart

Location

Address
23
Ramsey Walk
Islington
London
Postcode
N1 2SX

Time / date Details

Opening times/date
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.

Other Details

Age Ranges
Childcare services are for children aged 6 months to 4 years
Cost Details
There is a charge for children under 3 and for those 3- and 4-year-olds who stay longer than the free education hours.
Who is this service for?
Everyone living in Islington who cares for a child under 5
Can I refer myself?
Yes
How to refer or apply

The Centre is popular and prioritises children on whether the child: is at risk or in need; has special educational needs; lives in Islington; lives close to the nursery; is the right age for the space available; has parents who are working or studying full-time.

You can apply for a place at a children’s centre by either collecting an application form from the centre or phoning and asking for one to be emailed to you. You can then return it in person or email back. If your child is offered a place, an admissions meeting will be arranged where you can bring in the relevant paperwork (proof of address etc) and the administrator will help you with the forms that need to be signed.

Centres are not offering tours at this time but you can see the rooms through a virtual tour and/or photo leaflets. If you would like any more information about protective measures in place at the centres to minimise risk of transmission of Covid-19 or curriculum practice and provision in general, please phone and ask to speak to the Head or Executive Head who will be happy to speak with you.

Additional Languages
Bengali, Turkish

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.

We have three staff members who take a lead role for SEND at the centre consisting of an under 3s SEND lead, an over 3s SEND lead and a centre SENCO. Our under 3s lead has an Early Childhood studies qualification, substantive experience of working with young children and has studied bilingualism in the early years at university. Our over 3s SENCO has over 30 years experience of working with children under 5. She has an NNEB in Early Childcare and a degree in education.  She has substantive experience of working with children with SEND and is passionate about ensuring the best outcomes for all children. The nursery teacher is the centre SENCO co-ordinates SEND across the centre in collaboration with the senior leadership team.  She is an experienced SENCO and qualified teacher and has a level 4 qualification in SEND.

All staff have accessed Makaton level one training to support children with communication and language difficulties. All staff have been trained in ACT! a specific speech and language course to enhance high quality interactions with children. Staff have also been trained to deliver small language groups.

Our staff team are highly skilled and experienced in working with children who have a range of special educational needs. We work in an inclusive manner ensuring all children are able to access all areas of the curriculum regardless of their disability or need.

We deliver small language groups for children with speech and language delay. We also deliver Little Leaps, a parenting workshop to support children with mild communication and language needs. We deliver a weekly ‘Extra Boost’ stay and play session for children with additional needs as part of our wider outreach programme.

Ofsted Information

Inspection Outcome
Inspection Outcome
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
06/06/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Record updated: 03/11/2020