Little Adventurers Nursery in Upminster has much to celebrate as they reach their 3rd birthday this month. This individual and family run setting is proud of their new Award which places them in the top 20 out of 1,959 nurseries in London. The top twenty nurseries in the region received an award from the leading day nurseries review site, daynurseries.co.uk, with the award based on the nursery’s reviews from the children’s families and carers.
This relatively young nursery is also one of the first nurseries to achieve their Bronze Healthy Early Years London Award (an initiative being rolled out across London to encourage healthy living for children) and are fast on track to achieving Silver. Havering College recently awarded them the Apprentice Employer of the Year and they have been featured for best practice by both Early Excellence (established leader of Early Years Pedagogy, provision and practice) and the national publication Nursery World (19th March 2018 issue).
This nursery also works alongside an Early Years Nutritionist, to ensure menus offer optimum nutrition; they serve meat from the local butchers, fish from billingsgate market and only wholemeal/ whole wheat varieties of bread and pasta. Parents clearly believe in their ethos and enjoy supporting their many initiatives such as their Nursery Community Days which recently had 22 families join Nursery Manager Ginny and other staff members for an outdoor adventure at South Weald Country Park. The Nursery also holds Parent Forum meetings where they engage with parents and discuss new ideas and nursery plans for the future.
Reflecting on the new award, Chris Ford, said, “We are absolutely delighted to have won a Top 20 Nursery Award and this has coincided with our 3rd birthday celebrations. As a relatively new nursery, we are striving hard across all areas and most importantly we are immensely proud of our caring staff team of high calibre nursery practitioners. At Little Adventurers, we create a home from home for our little ones and build loving and supportive relationships where children are cherished as they grow and learn. Our aim is to give children as many learning opportunities as possible to make discoveries for themselves, so that learning is intrinsic and creativity fostered. If we can do this, we will have done our job well and our little ones will be ready for the next stage of their learning journey.”