49 weeks a year
Monday - Friday
8am - 6pm
8am - 1pm
1pm - 6pm
Pinocchio Nursery
St Cuthbert's Parish Church
Fordwych Road
West Hampstead
London NW2 3TN


Pinocchio Nursery - About us

   A team of experienced staff with appropriate qualifications runs our nursery.
Starting nursery can be a big step for a child and the parent and you may be concerned about how your child will settle in. Our aim is to make this experience comfortable and worry-free. Every child will be cared for as an individual, taking into account his/her own personality. We will encourage each child to develop at their own pace learning through fun and fascinating activities set out each day.

We hope that the warm welcoming and friendly environment we create will help to make the transition from nursery to school a gentle and positive experience for both your child and you. Our children’s day care nursery provides the highest standard of childcare and teaching to ensure that all children have an enjoyable and productive time feel secure and confident whilst in our care.

Our carefully planned curriculum is implemented and works towards the seven early learning goals specified by Department for Education and Skills. Below is a brief description of each area of Learning and Development:

Communication and language

   Development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.

Physical development

   Involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.

Personal, social and emotional development

   Involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.


   Development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.


   Involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.

Understanding the World

   Involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the envioronment.

Expressive arts and design

   Involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.
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