Windsor Kindergarten is celebrating nearly 30 years as a nursery providing pre-school and school age childcare. We were rated Outstanding by Ofsted in 2016 and we are located in central Twickenham and serve the surrounding areas of Richmond, Teddington, Kew and Kingston. We also offer a breakfast and after school club, operating a drop-off and pick-up service from both St. Mary’s Infant and Junior sites. The nursery provides flexible childcare in a safe and welcoming environment where children are encouraged to develop and learn independently. Parents and carers are invited to play an active role in this important stage of their child’s development and we pride ourselves on the close relationships we have with our children and their families.
Windsor Kindergarten Twickenham is a nursery, breakfast & after school club located in
St. Mary’s Church Hall,
The nursery school opened in 1988 and when the children are in the setting they have use of two rooms and a secure paved garden area.
As we are on the ground floor, we have easy access to the building with a ramp leading to the garden area. The nursery operates four different sessions a day and is open for 38 weeks a year.
Rated Outstanding Ofsted 2016
The owner and managers make sure that all staff have excellent current knowledge and skills to support children’s learning and development. Children benefit from innovative experiences that meet their needs extremely well.
The environment is extremely inviting and productive. Resources are particularly stimulating and readily accessible to children. Children have many opportunities to take control and make independent choices about their learning.
There are highly successful strategies to engage parents and others in the children’s learning. Staff share inspirational activities and ideas, such as through workshops about the curriculum and managing behaviour, and run practical sessions like making dough, to encourage children’s learning. Children benefit from consistent learning experiences.
The staff form very secure attachments with the children. They make excellent assessments of children’s development, such as by using information from parents through home visits and talking to the children to see what interests them.
Managers seek continuous improvement. They use reflections on practice and feedback from staff, other professionals, parents and children to review the provision. They focus improvements on providing resources and experiences to enhance children’s learning.
Staff know children’s starting points and rapidly identify when children need additional support to help them catch up. Gaps in children’s learning close swiftly.
We have an experienced Early Years team who have excellent current knowledge and skills to support children’s learning and development. Children benefit from innovative experiences that meet their needs.
We engage parents and others in the children’s learning and the team share inspirational activities and ideas with them regularly via an online ‘Tapestry’ system. There are also workshops on offer for parents who may need support with their children’s learning and development, for example in areas such as behaviour management and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Children benefit daily from contributing to the planning and activities on offer, creating a consistent learning approach.
Our team forms very secure attachments with the children, creating a ‘home from home’ experience and use the information from parents gathered through home visits and our settling in process to communicate with families and children to see what interests them. We know children’s starting points and rapidly identify when they may need additional support to help them reach the targets set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.
We seek continuous improvement and use reflections on practice and feedback from the team, other professionals, parents and children to review our provision. We focus improvements on providing resources and experiences to enhance children’s learning.