Base Zero Day Care

109a Randlesdown Road, Bellingham, Catford, London, SE6 3HB
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Welcome to Base Zero Day Care Bellingham.  We are situated only a few minutes walk from Bellingham train station and Bromley Road, home to several bus routes.

We are in a beautifully designed purpose built building with fantastic facilities for children from 2 years up to 5. We have installed CCTV within all of the rooms to the setting for the safeguarding of all children.  We have ample parking available on site and entry to the nursery is via a buzzer door system.

We operate a password system as a secure collection process, if a parent needs to ask for someone else to collect their child from nursery. We also have a signing in and out system, so ensure that we know who is and isn't on site at any time.

We test our fire alarms on a weekly basis and conduct a full fire drill each half term.

We have a library room, Ict suite and a messy playroom for the older children to explore and the children from 2 have one large play room with a separate sleep area.  Both age groups can enjoy a soft play room equipped with plenty of stimulating resources.

We also have a spacious and brightly decorated dining room for all the children to enjoy breakfast, lunch and tea.  We have outside caterers who provide hot lunches and tea, all of which are freshly prepared with high quality fresh ingredients, that is delivered to us daily.

We offer 2 settling in sessions for our new children and parents, allowing you to become fully aware of what we offer, how we deliver it and to make sure we can meet with your child's individual needs.

Parents are invited to settling in meeting with their child’s key worker approx. 4 weeks after their child has started and to progress meetings in January and June.

We work closely with the Lewisham improvement team and attend regular workshops throughout the year to ensure we are delivering the best practice and continuity possible to all our children.

We follow the EYFS and each child has a folder where observations are kept. The observations are used to track each child’s progress and to set next steps in the child’s learning. These folders are then passed to the primary school and are returned to parents at the end of the reception year.

We will focus on a variety of your child’s developmental milestones, which links within the seven areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage

  •  Physical Development ·  
  •  Expressive Art & Design ·   
  •  Personal Social and emotional Development ·     
  • Mathematics ·     
  • Understanding of the world ·   
  •  Literacy ·       
  • Communication and language.

All staff have a childcare qualification and have undertaken safeguarding training. Staff attend training courses throughout the year in order to improve their knowledge and outcomes for children. All staff are first aid certified.  

We organise each session so that the children can choose from, and work at, a range of activities and, in doing so, build up their ability to select and work through a task to its completion.

The children are also helped and encouraged to take part in adult-led small and large group activities which introduce them to new experiences and help them to gain new skills, as well as helping them to learn to work with others.  

We visit our local library each half term for the children to experience how to behave in a library and select a book of their choice to read.  We follow this through with our home reading scheme in which parents with their children can share our adopted story packs at home together and come in a variety of languages.

Outdoor activities contribute to children's health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them. The children have the opportunity, and are encouraged, to take part in outdoor child-chosen and adult-led activities, as well as those provided in the indoor areas.

Our outside play area has climbing frames, slides, tricycles and scooters. We go outside everyday unless the weather is really bad.   We help children develop their independence encouraging then to have a go and do things for themselves.

Children develop their social skills. making friends, learning to share and take turns, and follow the routine of the school. This prepares them for their move to primary school.  

We would love to invite you to come and look around our setting to see for yourself why we are the right choice for your childcare needs. To arrange an appointment just call us today!

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