Little Fingers Nursery
Pre-school Nursery for children from age 2 - 5 years.
Venue: St Stephen's Church, Manfred Road, East Putney
Days: Monday - Thursday,
Sessions: 9:30-12:00, 12:30-15:00
Little Fingers is registered as a term time nursery with up to 24 children in the morning and 14 in the afternoon. Children staying all day should bring a packed lunch.
The nursery is registered with Ofsted. The latest inspection (Nov 2004) is available on their website. We are also registered for the early years educational grant, which is available to children the term following their 3rd birthday. Children with special educational needs are welcome.
A Typical Day
Many activities are available to the children at the nursery. This is the usual pattern of the day, although there is room for flexibility.
9.30 - 10.30 Free play time - The children are able to choose from a wide variety of activities including sand, water, playdough, construction, puzzles, trains, cars, the home corner, painting and drawing, and much more. There is also a daily art, craft or cookery activity linked to the termly theme.
10.30 - 11.00 Circle time - The children are given the opportunity to talk about the theme of the week; objects they may have brought to show in connection with this theme; the weather or any other topics which may interest them. This time also includes dancing, singing, instruments or pre-school gymnastics.
11.00 - 11.10 Snack time
11.10 - 11.45 Outside play - with bicycles, prams, balls, hoops, stilts, rockers and scooters. During wet weather we use the church area with the climbing frame, tent, tunnels and balancing beams.
11.45 - 12.00 Story time , before going home or staying for lunch.
12.00 - 12.30 Lunch time for those children staying all day.
12.30 - 13.30 Free play with individual and small group work.
13.30 - 14.00 Circle time
14.00 - 14.30 Outside play
14.30 - 14.40 Snack Time
15.40 - 15.00 Music , dancing, singing, gymnastics or instruments. Story before going home.
Starting nursery is a big step for both children and parents! Some children settle very quickly while others take much longer. Each child is an individual and we try to treat them as such. What works for one may not work for another, so do try to be patient and don't try to rush your child.
It is helpful to make a visit to the nursery with your child before the starting date. Once your child starts at the nursery, if you think your child can't cope with being left for a whole session, try a short time and increase it on your next visit. The staff are used to dealing with new children, so do ask their advice.
Children generally begin by attending two or three sessions per week. If the child settles happily and if we have space we may be able to increase the number of sessions. Children aged three and over may have the opportunity to do a full day. If so your child will need to bring in a packed lunch.
We are a small, friendly caring nursery. Most of the staff have children who have attended Little Fingers Nursery. There is off street parking for easy delivery and collecting of children, sole use of a secure outdoor play area and a large hall for wet play.
Children are admitted throughout the year.
Please contact the nursery for further information
Nursery Supervisor: Mrs Sally Lucas
Telephone number: 020 8874 8649