Nursery and childcare
Open to all
As the name “One World” suggests, we welcome children from all backgrounds. In fact, we pride ourselves on actively promoting all aspects of equal opportunity practices across the nursery. If your child has any disabilities or special educational needs, please talk these through with us when you enrol your child so we can plan to fully meet your child’s needs.
At One World Nursery we provide a stimulating, exciting and safe environment for young children, where they can discover, communicate and learn to express themselves at many levels. Play is an essential part of this learning process. We use play to extend the boundaries of the child’s experiences, which helps them to understand themselves and the world around them.
Aims of One World Nursery
Our aim is to support the learning and development of each child in our care by providing a broad and balanced curriculum which meets individual needs. We have high expectations of every child and provide activities that will build on experiences and develop confidence.
They’ll be in safe hands
Our childcare staff team are experienced and highly-qualified childcare professionals. Qualifications include BTEC in Early Childhood Studies, NNEB, relevant NVQs and Degree in Early Childhood Studies. All our staff are carefully vetted before they have contact with the children.
At the nursery we support many students studying Early Years Education and other related courses at Hackney Community College, by offering them student placements and supporting Early Years Education Apprenticeships. We’re proud that by doing this we support these students in achieving and realising their ambition. All students are thoroughly vetted before they start.
What your child will get up to
We believe in creating a safe and educational experience for your child. So the day is organised around ensuring they are kept stimulated. We work towards the Early Years Foundation Stage and the six areas of learning:
- Physical skills
- Creative development
- Knowledge and understanding of the world
- Communication, language and literacy
- Problem solving and numeracy
- Personal, social and emotional development
Depending on their age, activities range from messy play, to role play and circle time. With a number of age related rooms at the nursery, each child is placed with other children of the same age group, so they’re bound to make plenty of friends. We offer a well resourced, clean and purpose-built outdoor play area for the children to play in.
Weather permitting, we take the children on as many outings as possible. On a weekly basis each group visits the local library. Other trips may include visits to local parks, museums and zoos. You will be required to sign a written permission form for every outing.
How to enrol
We have a set number of places available for children under the age of five. The College is doing its best to meet as many people’s needs as possible. However, places are limited. We therefore ask you to enrol your child for a place in the nursery at the same time as you are enrolling for a class / course. To do this, you will need to complete both the enrolment form and the nursery application form.
How the places are allocated
A designated proportion of places are reserved for part-time students. This is reviewed on an annual basis. Priority is then given to single parents, parents for whom English is not their first language, children with disabilities or special education needs, and students returning to complete a course. There will be an initial limit of two nursery places per student. Remaining places are given out on a first-come, first-served basis.
It’s important to note:
- We are only able to offer places to learners with children aged two and above.
- A class place does not guarantee a childcare place.
- If you are a student at the College, places can only be offered at times when you are time-tabled to attend the College.
How much does it cost for students?
The cost of childcare varies upon the hours you are time-tabled. The Senior Administrator, Childcare Services Manager or Deputy Childcare Services Manager can advise you of these fees.
Please note that:
- Payment of fees is essential and non-payment will jeopardise your place in the nursery.
- Fees are due on a termly basis and you are booked to use the nursery whether you attend or not.
- If your child is sick and does not attend your fees are still payable.
How much does it cost for non HCC students who are working?
The cost for working parents is calculated on a daily fee and this is dependent upon how old your child is. The Senior Administrator, Childcare Services Manager or Deputy Childcare Services Manager can advise you of these fees.
Settling your child in
It’s very important that your child feels secure within the setting and the best way to do this is with your help. We therefore ask that you make time to settle your child in and spend time with the child’s key worker to discuss your child’s needs. Please make sure you have set aside enough time to stay with your child for as long as necessary to ensure they feel confident and settled into the nursery environment. In some cases it may take a while for your child to settle – but don’t worry, this is normal. Your tutor will support you in this.
As your course may require you to spend some time on a placement, it may be possible for your child to stay in the nursery during this time – if you are unable to find alternative arrangements. You need to discuss this with the room supervisor before you go on a placement, to clarify if there is a space for your child, as there may be a possibility that there is not. If a place is available then this is dependent on staff having an emergency contact number and person available for you at all times. If this is not possible, then you must make alternative arrangements for these times.
If anyone other than you is picking up your child, you must let us know beforehand. If you do not do this, your child will not be allowed to leave the nursery.
Sickness, medication and absence
We appreciate the frustration and difficulties of parents with sick children; however we ask that in the interest of both your children and others, you do not leave a child who is clearly unwell in the nursery. Children that are unwell cannot be allowed to attend the nursery until they have recovered. Staff are not allowed to dispense medicine. You are asked to return to the nursery when necessary if / when your child requires medication.
You should let us know if your child is going to be away for more than two weeks in a row, or we may give their place to someone else on the waiting list. Please note, the daily fees remain payable whether your child attends or not.
What to wear
We often play with water, sand, clay, paint etc, so it is advisable to dress your child in suitable clothing. We do however do our best to protect them with aprons. If possible, please leave more than one change of clothing with us – in case of spills or accidents. Please ensure all clothing is clearly labelled with your child’s name.
Refreshments, lunch and toiletries
Please do not send sweets, crisps etc to the nursery. Your child will not be allowed to eat them during nursery hours. You may, however, send fruits if you wish on birthdays and special occasions, that can be shared with other children.
We give the children healthy snacks during the morning and afternoon. If attending, at midday we provide a hot lunch. The children’s food menu is displayed on the parents’
notice board in the reception area.
If your child has any special dietary requirements, please discuss these with their key person or a supervisor before your child starts.
Nappies and wipes
Please provide disposable nappies/wipes. Please ensure that you have discussed this with your child’s key person.
Message from the Child Care Services Manager
At One World Nursery we believe that play is an essential and rich part of the learning process and should be pleasurable and rewarding. We believe in the uniqueness of each child and welcome the involvement of parents and carers in many aspects of the nursery’s work.
In line with the Children Act 1989/2004 and Good Childcare Practice, parents/carers are encouraged to attend their child’s care planning and review meetings and inform their key person about their child’s needs and achievements. You are also encouraged to attend nursery parent meetings, and to help during nursery open days, fund raising events and special meetings. We also expect that parents participate in organised nursery outings and major celebrations.
Don’t throw it away!
We can recycle many things that you would usually throw away. We would appreciate it if you could bring any of the items listed below for use in the nursery:
- Boxes of any size eg: egg, cereal, toothpaste,spice etc.
- Wool, wallpaper, catalogues, corks, cotton reels etc.
- Hats, bags, purses, shoes and clothes for dressing up.
- Birthday and other cards, buttons, beads, old junk jewellery and felt material etc.
One World Nursery
Choosing One World Nursery gives you the flexibility to learn and have your childcare needs taken care of at the same time.
With an excellent location, value for money and good transportation links, you couldn’t ask for more benefits rolled into one!
Opening times and contacts
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm (students)
8am-5:45pm (working parents)
For further information about our services please contact the nursery supervisors on 020 7613 9070
Childcare Services Manager:
Nelam Pooni can be contacted on 020 7613 9076
For admissions and enquiries, please contact:
Pauline Roberts on 020 7613 9070 or 020 7613 9242