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.
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
Art & Design
Social and emotional Development
of the world
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.
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.
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
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!