Bloomers Day Nursery is registered by OFSTED and was established in January 2006. We have since expanded into a blooming business catering for the early years age group.Our goal is to provide a safe and caring environment, where children can gain a positive approach to school and learning. They will learn to care for, and respect each other, whilst learning how to be part of a group.
We are fully committed to providing high quality early learning and childcare in an inclusive environment. We work together with parents/carers to help our children thrive and go on to live happy and fulfilling lives. At Bloomers Day Nursery your child can be secure, well cared for and is able to access good learning and developmental opportunities.
Opening times in our Catford branch is from 7:30am to 6:30pm Monday to Friday.
Opening times in our Hackney branch is from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday.
Our aim throughout the foundation stage is to:
- Establish good relationships with children and their parents/carers;
- Work in partnership with parents/carers;
- Observe children’s development and plan steps to support individual development;
- Cater for the needs of each child, individually supporting and building on their strengths;
- Provide a consistent routine where the children can feel secure.
Unique Selling Points
At Bloomers Day Nursery we provide exceptional care of children’s health and development. We are part of the, ‘Eat Better, Start Better’ scheme. We also work very closely with health visitors through integrated 27 months reviews and immunisations. We have a vibrant outdoor learning area as well as good nutrition choices. We offer a wholesome and balanced menu with plenty of fruits and vegetables. We work closely together with parents/carers and we have an open door policy. We organise regular visits out of the setting and into the community. We arrange frequent outdoor excursions because we believe it is an important element of helping children to learn about the world around them.
We offer 15 hours free education for 2-3 year olds and 3-5 year olds, and we also offer 30 hours free childcare for working parents, for 3 year olds.
Services We Offer
At Bloomers Day Nursery we regularly plan small trips that can involve parents/carers and their families. The children enjoy daily or weekly visits to the library, shops, train stations, and other popular local venues. The children love their trips out, benefiting from the exercise, fresh air and knowledge of the local environment. We also have an annual day trip for the children. In the past children have been taken to places like the London Zoo and SEA LIFE Centre London Aquarium for their annual special trip. We are keen to allow the children to explore and learn through exposure to different environments. We also take the children places like museums, fire stations and local cinemas.
We also celebrate together when the children leave our Nursery to move on to primary school. A graduation party is thrown, where they all receive a photo in their graduation gown and a certificate of graduation from Bloomers Day Nursery.
We provide healthy, fresh food at Bloomers Day Nursery following a healthy eating programme. Our meal times also provide a time for social interaction, where the children can eat and communicate in a calm atmosphere. We also cater for children who have different dietary requirements.
At Bloomers Day Nursery we have an open door policy where parents/Carers can come into the office once they have collected their child to speak with a member of staff. If at any point there’s no one available to speak to at any specific moment, an appointment can be made to come in and speak to a member of the management team.
Our curriculum planning reflects the child’s interests and their learning styles. We do individual plans for all our key children based on their age of development. We provide a variety of activities through the curriculum and believe children learn through play. At Bloomers Day Nursery we offer opportunities for children to take part in activities that support their development across all 7 areas of the EYFS. These, are Communication and Language, Personal social and emotional development, Physical development, literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the world and Expressive arts and design.
We observe our children closely to extend their learning development. We do individual planning for all our key children which is called “My Special Week” which is uploaded on to Tapestry an online Journal that parents/carers have access to. This is in place to allow parents to follow and understand their children’s different interests and also for parents to provide additional support at home for their children’s learning by understanding what excites each specific child. In cooperation with “My Special Week” we give out "Parents Voices" to our parents to gather additional information on their child's interests at home, and then we implement these interests in our daily planning for each specific child based on their individual unique passions.
All children are allocated a specific key person during their settling in period which helps both the children and parents to become comfortable with the transition. The key person shows a special interest in their specific children from day to day. Our key people work closely with parents and carers to help support the children through new experiences and transitions.