Goldfinch nursery is a warm, welcoming and nurturing environment where all children can be confident, resourceful and independent learners.
We have an excellent outside learning environment and spacious classrooms where the children can learn through purposeful play experiences, build friendships, take risks, explore and experiment, and be reflective. We have an excellent outside learning environment and spacious classrooms where the children can learn through purposeful play experiences, build friendships, take risks, explore and experiment, and be reflective.
Our broad and balanced curriculum allows the children to grow and achieve their individual potential. The curriculum is organised into seven areas of learning: personal, social and emotional development, communication and language, physical development, literacy, mathematics, understanding the world and expressive arts and design.
Your child will engage in a range of activities including sessions with our sports coach and music teacher and daily opportunities to develop their phonic skills using the Read, Write Inc. programme. We recognise that young children need active involvement in acquiring and remembering knowledge and skills through first hand experiences. We provide quality adult directed and independent learning opportunities, which allow children to explore with a hands-on approach.
The nursery has 39 places, organised into morning and afternoon sessions. We offer a range of part-time and full-time places and families can also access our After-School Club facility, extending the nursery hours (for an additional fee).
Families can also apply for a free 30-hour place using the eligibility code. Children enter the nursery in the term after their third birthday and can spend a maximum of five terms before they transfer to Reception. Unfortunately, a place in our nursery does not guarantee automatic transfer to Reception at Goldfinch.
Here to Help
We are always available to help and support you in any way that we can. Our staff are keen to develop positive relationships with our families and value your contributions to your child’s learning journey. We work together to further your child’s development and your encouragement and help play an important part in your child’s education. We will endeavour to keep you involved every step of the way.
An admissions booklet is available explaining Wandsworth admissions procedures and criteria.