Our Parents as Partners

Parents have a very important place and role in the life of the Nursery. They are the first educators of their young children and the Nursery aims to support their valuable and essential work.

Parents  and  carers  value  the  children’s  learning   journey  records  shared  at  consultation  meetings  and  become  familiar  with  the   children’s  progress  over  time.  They  are  kept  fully  informed  of  special  events  and   activities  through  informal  discussions,  the  parents’  and  carers’  notice  board  and   comprehensive  newsletters.  We operate an open door policy for Parents/Carers, they have daily opportunities to discuss their children with the keyperson both verbally and through daily reports or contact books. We also have more formal ways of collecting information from parents through sending out questionnaires. We evaluate this information, and use the evaluation to inform our development.

Parents are encouraged to contribute to reviewing our policies and procedures.
We encourage Parents to accompany us on trips and we organise an annual outing every summer with them.


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Welcome To

Grace Neighbourhood Nursery

Grace Neighbourhood Nursery is committed to providing high quality Childcare and Education for children aged 3 months – 5 years so they have the best start in life.
We provide a safe, stimulating, well resourced environment with committed Early Years Practioners to enable every child to reach their maximum potential.
We place great emphasis on the relationship we have with our Parents as we value them as Partners in their Children’s learning and development.

The Nursery
Grace Neighbourhood Nursery was established and registered in 2005.
The Nursery operates from  a  purpose built  building which  is  shared  with  the  Sure  Start  Children’s  Centre,  in  the  grounds of  Boxgrove Primary School  Abbeywood,  in  the  Royal London  Borough  of  Greenwich.  It is registered by Ofsted on the Early Years Register.
Grace Nursery is open from 7.30am – 6pm Monday – Friday. We are  registered for  no  more  than  50  children daily in  the   early  years  age  group.

There is a disability access to the building.

3months – 2 years – Ladybird Room
The separate self-contained baby room has a sleep room and kitchen. The Room also has its own outside play area.
2 years to 3years (Caterpillars) and 3 years to 5 years (Butterflies) Room.
They all use a large group room which has separate curriculum areas laid out. All  the children  have  access  to  a  fully   enclosed  outdoor  play  area,   a sensory room, a fully operational Forest  school and a quiet room. The Nursery   provides  support  for  children  with  special  educational  needs  and/or  disabilities,  and   those  who  speak  English  as  an  additional  language.

Closures and Holidays
We are closed on all Bank holidays and on Christmas day up until New Year’s Day. We are also closed for 4 days in the year for Staff training. Refer to the closure dates tab on the website to see current dates.