Our Pre-school room is designed to resemble a nursery class whilst retaining the home comforts and security of the nursery environment. The vibrant, lively atmosphere stimulates our children’s interest in all areas of the curriculum. We encourage learning through a combination of child focussed and adult led activities. With support from our staff, children learn to question the world around them and to experiment, increasing their learning and stretching their potential. Whilst providing math, literacy, science and technology alongside creative activities, the children benefit from an extended curriculum of French, Spanish, Drama and Yoga and enjoy celebrating multi-cultural festivals throughout the year.
The children’s social skills and confidence are encouraged through games, activities and circle time to help prepare them for school. They are given opportunities to take responsibility for their environment and to develop kindness towards each other. This includes strategies such as “helpers of the day”, rotas and tasks. A recent addition has been our conservatory, which has given more scope for creating different environments and leads out to our large garden where the children enjoy outdoor play and gardening.
Meet the team
I have been working at Toots for 25 years now and have known Liz and Angela for many more- we worked together for Hammersmith and Fulham Social Services. I originally come from Waterloo, in Belgium. For me it is always a pleasure and honour to get to know and work – I mean “play” with your lovely children and talk to you all at the Nursery.
Hi I’m Gosia and I’ve been working at Toots since 2008. I have mainly been with BusyBees, but on my extra working days you can find me in the other rooms. I am a qualified teacher with a degree in Early Years Education from Poland. As Mum of a wonderful 11 year old son, I know how important it is to create a safe but interesting atmosphere for the children at Toots. I love teaching children mathematical skills, doing art work and getting involved in their messy play.ew Slide Content
Hey- my name is Lisa. I started at Toots Jan, 17. I have worked in childcare most of my working life, gaining experience in different settings. I have worked as a nanny and have special needs care and education experience gained at Garrett Park School in Tooting. I’ve achieved level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development. I’m currently working in Pre-school and really enjoy supporting and encouraging children to progress.