on Norbury Avenue went through major redevelopment works in 2013 and
the finished product provides a fantastic facility where children can
enjoy their time and have an enhanced learning experience.
"Children are interested and engaged in purposeful play, with plenty of opportunities to be independent, active learners. This means that they make good progress and achieve within their expected levels of development. " Ofsted Report 2013
nursery has a large outdoor facility which includes both natural grass
as well as an artificial grass area which gives children the opportunity
to experience the outdoors whatever the weather.
The nursery is commuter friendly with Norbury station and bus links, both serving London and Croydon within a 5 minute walk away.
Welcome to Norbury Avenue
are all unique individuals who should be encouraged to develop to their
full potential. We aim to provide a safe, clean and healthy learning
resources that we provide will offer an opportunity for children to
have a challenging playing environment at different development levels.
"Babies have lots of space to explore and there is always a wide variety of play opportunities on offer as part of the continuous provision. Resources include home-made items and natural or household objects".Ofsted Report 2013
child with the aid of the staff team will be able to experience and
explore all the activities and develop. In turn your child will be able
to learn and love to learn.
"Staff have good teaching skills. They frequently engage children in conversation and use a wide vocabulary to help children extend their communication and language skills.
For example, children following a theme of autumn collect leaves from the garden. Staff ask them to find big leaves and small leaves, talk about the colours and talk about having more or less than their friends.
This learning is then consolidated when they bring the leaves indoors for a painting activity". Ofsted Report 2013
the positive approach we hope to develop self esteem, respect for each
other, independence and equality in this multi cultural society.
believe in forming close bonds with parents who are the main carers.
This will help children trust and build relationships with the staff
We hope your child will leave daffodils as a strong, independent, and responsible individual.
will be times of the day that these children will be able to mix with the older
children. Age appropriate activities
will be available throughout the day.
Under two’s will be
provided with snacks, tea and lunch.
Food can be pureed if needed too.
If your child eats baby food, this would have to be provided by the
parent. Formula milk, bottles, nappies
and wipes would have to be provided by the parent too.
Staff will record
individual child’s information i.e. food, nappy change, sleep etc on their
information sheets. This will be given
to parents / carers at the time of collection.
"Parents appreciate receiving detailed verbal handovers and the regular written information about their child's development.
Staff invite parents to read stories and share their experiences, such as talking to the children about Diwali.
Parents value staff skills in supporting their children to settle and know that children enjoy the activities on offer." Ofsted Report 2013
offer many different creative and practical activities including cookery, model
making, clay material, sticking and cutting.
also have different themes throughout the year and also incorporate festivals i.e.
Christmas, Easter, Eid, Diwali, Chinese New Year and many more.
Activities in more frequent use are dough, corn flour, sand, water, drawing,
painting, chalks, blackboard, puzzles, games, construction toys, floor mats,
cars, train, bricks, climbing equipment, role play, dolls, a computer area, a
digital camera, tapes, musical equipment, story tapes, book corner, large soft and
also benefits from large outdoor playing areas.
Within the play area there is soft ground with climbing frames. There are many other outdoor toys available
for the children to use. Weather
permitting the outdoor area is used throughout the year.
activities are planned and set up to help children learn and develop and we
believe in the motto “LEARN
are advised to bring their child when they come to view the nursery. You may wish to stay a short while on your
child’s first day.
It is our experience
that children rarely cry for more than a few minutes and soon settle down
happily. You are welcome to telephone the
nursery through the day to enquire about your child. In our setting we care for your child as
though they are our own.
your child starts the nursery and has settled, a key worker will be allocated
to your child. The key worker will do
their best to make sure the needs of your child are met within the nursery.
child will have a foundation stage assessment folder, which will be organised
by the key worker. Parents can view their
Child’s folder whenever they wish.
Parents Testimonial -"Our
child was only a year old when she started Daffodils and she has loved
everyday being with you all. We appreciate all that you have done
especially in preparation for primary school and we have seen how far
she has come"