Abbey Wood Grange Nursery Pre School News & Events
Whats new ……
At Preschool Nursery Abbey Wood Grange we continually re invest into the nursery. This ensures all the children flourish in a well maintained, well resourced environment.
Fundraising events throughout the year povide us with additional opportunities to purchase specific equipment with 100% of all proceeds raised going towards nursery resources.
The introduction of our lending library, located outside on the driveway has encouraged the sharing of books, supported communication and language and made reading accessible for all our families and the wider community.
Our Nursery Chef Michelle is committed to delivering a varied menu which excites and encourages the children to try new flavours and recipes which are packed full of fresh fruits and vegetables.
In December 2022 we received a visit from Croydon Council, Jayne completed an inspection of our Kitchen and we are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a 5 ***** food hygiene rating with no action required!
Whilst our Curriculum provides our children the opportunities and experiences to be independent and develop the necessary skills to help them in life and their future education, our resources and practitioner practice has been re designed to evoke curiosity and encourage play.
Our practitioners continually seek to encourage the children’s natural sense of awe and wonder. Practitioners provide both provocations and invitations to play, whilst creating space and places for our children’s emotional well being.
Loose part play develops skills across the curriculum. It is child led and helps children strengthen their independence and sense of self. It helps children observe, enquire, investigate, construct, deconstruct and engage with both others and the world around them.
We have created a ‘Loose Part’ resource cupboard, which is stocked with treasures from our charity shop hauls. These every day objects create unique learning opportunities for all.
Extra Curricular activities at Abbey Wood Grange
At Abbey Wood Grange we offer a variety of extra curricular activities for the children to enjoy.
Madame Parsons carries out a French lesson within the Pre-School, teaching them vocabulary and games.
Matt the music man introduces all the children to the fun world of music, where the children learn interactive songs and explore a variety of instruments.
Coach Tim carries out 10 week football training sessions with the children, teaching them early ball skills.
Within the coming months and in time for the Summer we are designing a larger improved decked area for the babies, this will allow the babies to have more varied outdoor experiences .The decked area will include a sunken area used for sand, water etc, a music wall, creative area and covered den.
All our staff are continually thinking of creative and imaginative ways to excite and inspire the children to play, learn and develop.
Tuff tray activities provide wonderful play opportunities, based around topic, seasons or children’s interests. All of which provide social opportunities and the development of language and vocabulary skills.