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. Take a virtual tour of the nursery

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.

More information on Bright Start services for families with children under 5, including the timetable of local and online activities.

You can read the most recent Ofsted report here.

Healthy Start vitamins are available to collect here.

For accessibility information, please visit Disabled Go.

Who to contact

020 7527 4813 020 7527 4813 020 7527 4817 020 7527 4817
New River Green Children's Centre
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23, Ramsey Walk
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?
Referral not required
Referral Details

Our SENCO is a highly skilled and experienced professional who has an NVQ Level 3 qualification in childcare and a Level 3 SENCO qualification and has attended training on supporting children with Autism, Autism Awareness, supporting speech & language development including Crocodile Groups and Sensory circuits, Paediatric first aid training and is one of our centres Designated Safeguarding Leads.  Our SENCO is experienced in applying for EHCPs and supports families through the whole process. When your child is ready for the next move to reception class our SENCO will support the process to ensure a smooth transition for both the child and family.

All staff training includes; Epi Pen training, Supporting children with Autism, Autism Awareness, Toilet training, Paediatric First Aid, Makaton, Sleep routines, Trauma informed practice, Paediatric first aid, Safeguarding, Epilepsy training, speech & language and sensory circuits. 

Our outstanding OFSTED rating reflects the high quality inclusive provision we provide for all children including children with SEND.   We are a PELSEND nursery, and have 3 PELSEND spaces for children with severe and complex needs. Our staff team have developed a broad understanding of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and know how to support children to break down the barriers they face and to ensure they have the best possible learning outcomes.  Staff experience includes working with children with autism, global developmental delays, downs syndrome, Cleft palette and children with feeding tubes.


We have a large team of highly qualified staff including two early years teachers, one teacher with QTS and a SENCO and a team of 5 SEN support staff who are based in the nursery and under 3’s rooms. 


Some children will join our setting with identified needs or may already be on the waiting list for an autism assessment and some children’s need may only begin to emerge when they are in the setting.  For children who have been identified as having SEN or disabilities or waiting for assessment we will work with the child, parents and any outside professionals to set individualised, achievable targets to help remove any barriers the child has to learning and allow your child to participate and progress and to achieve the best possible outcomes.  For children whose needs may only begin to emerge once in the setting we will begin with the graduated approach which is a four part cycle of assess, plan, do and review.  This allows the gathering of evidence through conversations with parents, observations and getting to know the child before planning short term targets to support the child’s learning.


 At New River Green Children’s Centre we know that early identification of children with SEND is important to ensure that we can quickly put in place the right level of support package which is tailored to the individual child. We will do this with input from the child, parents, key worker, SENCO and any other professionals working with the child and family.  We ensure that throughout their time at our setting that the child and family are actively involved in all planning and decision making. We support children by differentiating activities when needed to ensure that every child has access to our fully inclusive curriculum.

 We deliver high quality interventions to support children with SEND including small groups activities, 1:1 focus sessions, Intensive Interactions, Attention Builders, Language Groups, Sensory Circuits. We also support children using our Trauma informed Practise Training.

We work in partnership with specialist partners including but not limited to; Speech & Language Therapists, Nurse Practitioners, CAMHS, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Family Support Workers, Physio Therapists, Family Engagement Workers, Area SENCO, Educational Psychologist.



Additional Languages
Bengali, Turkish, Mandarin, Polish, Twi

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 has a diverse and highly qualified staff team with three Early Years Teachers leading the curriculum alongside a team of experienced Nursery Education workers. We welcome children with SEND and we are committed to working with parents and other professionals to provide good inclusive practice. 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 staff team has substantive experience of working with children with SEND and are passionate about ensuring the best outcomes for all children.

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.

Ofsted Information

Inspection Outcome
Inspection Outcome
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
03/04/2023Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 

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