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Nursery & Busy Bears Club


General Information

Northwick Park Nursery opened in September 1996.  The Nursery is staffed by a qualified teacher and nursery nurse, with an adult ratio of 13:1.  It is run under the direct management of Northwick Park Primary Academy and a partnership with parents is seen as essential.

Terms and holidays are usually in line with the primary school.

Daily sessions are

8.30-11.30 / 12.30-3.30

Nursery daily program

Everything at Northwick Park Nursery is carefully planned to inspire children to enjoy learning.

Morning session.

  • 8.30-9.00 – Flexible entrance time and free play.
  • 9.00-9.30 – registration and teaching input.
  • 9.30-10.45 – Discovery Play.
  • 10.45-11.00 – Tidy up routine and story/song time
  • 11.00-11.25 – Snack time
  • 11.30 – Home time

Afternoon session.

  • 12.30 – 1.00 – Entrance time and free play.
  • 1.00 – 1.30 – Registration and teaching input.
  • 1.30 - 2.30- – Discovery Play.
  • 2.30 – 2.45 – Tidy up routine and story/song time
  • 2.45 – 3.00 – Snack time
  • 3.00 -3.30 – Flexible Hometime and various activities

Our Nursery has:

Purpose built building with –

  • Bright play areas and adjoining toilets
  • A secure outdoor play area with soft play surfaces and large apparatus.
  • A fully functioning kitchen for preparing snack and children’s cooking.

Settling in

The settling in period is a very important time in Nursery for your child.  We will try hard to make the transfer from home to Nursery a happy experience.  Parents are welcome to bring their child into the room and spend as much time as necessary settling their child.  Each child will be allocated a Key Worker within their first week who will be responsible for building a supportive relationship with your child and recording their achievements.

Bringing and collecting:

  • All children must be accompanied to and from school by a responsible adult. 
  • It is important that childnre are dropped off and collected on time as they will become anxious if you are late.
  • Please inform us in advance if there will be someone new collecting your child.