Westbourne Early Years Centre
Westbourne Early Years Centre is one of the centres directly managed by the council offering integrated care and education in an inclusive multicultural environment. We are a supportive setting with friendly, experienced and qualified staff including a qualified teacher. We believe that the nursery experience should teach children to be confident, eager, and enthusiastic learners. We aim to provide an enabling environment which is stimulating, caring and well resourced.
Places are offered as follows: for children under 2, these places are non-funded and are only available to working and studying parents, places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds are a combination of funded and non-funded. Places are offered on a full-time or part-time basis, as a means of meeting the needs of the families within the community.
Take a virtual tour of our nursery!
Westbourne Early Years Centre is recognised as an Islington Healthy Early Years setting and has received the Healthy Early Years London GOLD 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.
Find out about activities for under 5s with Islington Bright Start.
Who to contact
- 020 7527 7970 020 7527 7970
- Westbourne Early Years Centre
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24, Bride Street
- N7 8RP
Time / date details
- Opening times/date
- Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 6pm.
- Age Ranges
- 6 months to 4 years
- 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?
- For children aged 6 months to 4 years.
- Can I refer myself?
- Referral not required
- Referral Details
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.
- External Links
- 2 year old funding
- 3 & 4 year old funding (15 hours)
- 3 & 4 year old funding (30 hours)
- Tax-free childcare
- 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.
SENCO holds a BA HONS and is a Level 6 Early Years Professional with extensive training in working with children with SEND including Speech and Language concerns and autism. Also Solihull trained. Deputy SENCO holds a BA Hons, a Degree in SEND coordination and QTS with extensive experience working with children with SEND.
All staff have trauma informed training and training in developing children with speech language and communication needs. Many of the staff are also trained in Makaton.
Westbourne has a wide range of experience in working with children with severe and complex needs and with children who have experienced prolonged trauma.
We run small groups for language development with differentiated offers to support each child’s short term plan. We also run daily ‘Attention builders’ groups for children with ASC. Throughout Covid lockdowns we have also offered daily 1:1 virtual special times for all children with specific plans. T
The Centre has very good links with the SEND teams, speech and language therapists and CAMHS.
- Inspection Outcome
Inspection Outcome Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 28/07/2023 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good
- Link to latest Ofsted inspection report