Pillars Day Nursery and Preschool is conveniently located close to the
rail station in the heart of Nunhead and provides a secure, warm and
welcoming environment for babies and children.
Security is of paramount importance to us which is why we have a secure entrance which requires parents and visitors to sign in
and out of the nursery at all times. A password system is in place for
friends or relatives who need to collect children in an emergency.
We operate a key person system, where your child will have their
own key person who is responsible for your child's developmental
"Staff are warm, friendly and they form strong relationships with the children. They provide good levels of care to help children feel secure". Ofsted Report 2016
All staff attend regular courses as such, we are able to reinforce and
keep up to date with any changes that may have been introduced.
We have a nursery uniform for the children to wear which is available at
We have a large open plan space, split into three bright areas known as Caterpillars (0-2),
Chrysalis (2-3) and Butterflies (3-5) with an additional sleep room for
We realise that your
baby requires our full attention, and therefore our baby & crawler room has
a permanent staff ratio of 1 carer to 3 babies.
staff at Little Pillars will always have time to play, interact,
stimulate and encourage your baby/child through his/her development milestones
from simply lifting up its head, to holding a rattle, crawling, sitting and
As your child becomes more independent he/she will begin to take part
in new and more challenging activities, such as exploring materials and
objects, playing with push along toys, messy play, water play and start singing
to favourite nursery rhymes.
children can also participate in a wide range of extra activities,
including: Phonics, Spanish, dance and movement, sport classes and craft
sessions at £5 per session.
The team works together to plan activities that are
educational and stimulating for the children. Many activities are
planned around the children’s own interests. Focused activities can
take place in small groups or on a 1 to 1 basis where necessary.
Structured timetables and planned activities organises the
day to day running of the unit, and enables us to monitor their
progress, and areas to improve.
Each child has their very own learning journal, which is what
we use to record and monitor their development. The staff are able to
identify any areas that need improvement and anything of concern.
keen for our carers and parents to know what goes on in the children’s
daily activity and to work in partnership with us mirroring our
practices at home to complete the learning process.
We have a minimum
staff to child ratio of 1:3 in the baby rooms, 1:4 for the toddlers and
1:8 in the preschools.
The nursery has a secure and spacious garden for all age groups to enjoy, allowing children to extend their learning.
" Children develop a strong sense of belonging and confidently make choices as they play". Ofsted Report 2016
We try to spend as much time as we can outdoors, especially when the sun comes out. Any excuse for a picnic!
Children at Little Pillars Day Nursery and Preschool are taken on
regular trips to the local library, parks and on shopping trips for
their resources for next day activities.
"Children are happy, active and creative. They make good progress in their learning from their individual starting points and are well prepared for their next stage of learning". Ofsted Report 2016