Maytree Nursery School and Children’s Centre

155 Clarence Crescent, London, SW4 8LN

Maytree is a small local authority maintained nursery school, situated in the Clapham Park Estate. We offer places for children who are 2, 3 and 4 years old during the hours 8:00am to 5.45pm; with breakfast, after school and holiday provision. We are specialists in early education and development for children from birth to 5 years old, working in collaboration with parents and other professionals. Maytree is one school in a federation of three with Triangle and Holmewood Nursery Schools.  Maytree has a Children's Centre which is a wonderful resource for parents/carers and their children from pre-birth right through to primary school.


We offer high quality inclusive education for around 100 children, through exciting learning opportunities for young children with highly qualified, experienced and caring staff - teachers, early years educators and teaching assistants. Children who are 2, 3 and 4 years old play together across the setting. This ensures that there are role models for our youngest and newest children. We have a separate space for 20 younger 2 year olds.


Each child is allocated a Key Person, one of our highly skilled early years educators or teachers. This person builds a close relationship with the children and their family, and supports them throughout their  time at Maytree. They get to know the children very well, and ensure that the next steps in each child's development are planned for throughout the setting and across all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage. This is done with the whole team working collaboratively every day to observe and then develop the children’s interests while supporting their progress.


Maytree is an open-plan, small nursery school; there are four inside areas and linked gardens which have a separate vegetable, Forest School and pond area. Additional support is provided for children who are learning English in addition to another language. Children who have special educational needs and disabilities are welcomed and very well supported by a highly skilled team of teaching assistants, led by the SENCo.


To ensure the best opportunities for all children we work very closely with parents, other professionals and organisations who support families with young children, for example health visitors, speech and language therapists, music therapists, educational psychologist, training organisations and charities such as Clapham Relief Fund and Foodbank.


 


  • “Pupils' behaviour is second to none. They are eager to learn. They are kind, confident, articulate young people. They respect those from all backgrounds and heritages.”

  • “The school's values are shared by its whole community. Pupils leave Ashmole exceptionally well prepared to take their place in society as fully rounded citizens.”

  • “All adults share the drive to raise pupils' aspirations and provide them with extensive chances to take responsibility and to think for themselves.”

  • “Adults are caring. Children are kept safe. Adults all know each child and provide for their individual needs extremely well.”


The school is easily reached from most areas of London being situated in Kennington and only minutes away from Oval Underground Station.

Visits to the school are always welcome.


  • “Pupils' behaviour is second to none. They are eager to learn. They are kind, confident, articulate young people. They respect those from all backgrounds and heritages.”

  • “The school's values are shared by its whole community. Pupils leave Ashmole exceptionally well prepared to take their place in society as fully rounded citizens.”

  • “All adults share the drive to raise pupils' aspirations and provide them with extensive chances to take responsibility and to think for themselves.”

  • “Adults are caring. Children are kept safe. Adults all know each child and provide for their individual needs extremely well.”


The school is easily reached from most areas of London being situated in Kennington and only minutes away from Oval Underground Station.

Visits to the school are always welcome.

Holmewood Nursery school is situated in Central Lambeth, off Brixton Hill.  The school is located in a densely populated area of contrasting households in terms of culture, ethnicity, and socio-economic status.


Holmewood provides education for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), with 95 full time equivalent places in the main nursery (2 - 4 year olds) and 12 full time equivalent places in the two year old provision.  The school's intake is very culturally diverse with a high percentage of children from mixed, or Black-British / Caribbean / African backgrounds. Nearly half of the children speak English as an additional language, with many at the early stages of learning English.


Holmewood is federated with Maytree and Triangle Nursery Schools.  As a Federated Nursery School, Holmewood is led by an Executive Head Teacher, Head of School and teachers working with other qualified early years practitioners. Holmewood offers highly inclusive education with qualified and caring staff.  It has rich and varied indoor and outdoor learning environments that allow children to play and be active in developing and acquiring new skills and knowledge; children are well motivated and are thoroughly absorbed in their learning.


They are encouraged to experiment and explore and children are very well challenged to enable them to take risks safely and develop their own problem solving skills. Outdoor learning is supported through the Natural Thinkers curriculum and an extensive allotment.


Each child is allocated a Key Person, one of our skilled early years educators or teachers. They get to know the children in their group very well and work in collaboration with their parents. Teachers and practitioners support, encourage and facilitate learning opportunities so that children are happy, confident and independent learners.


All teachers and practitioners have a thorough understanding of children’s early learning and development and the early years foundation stage and understand the importance of working together with parents and other professionals.


At Holmewood, we believe in investing in professional development and bespoke training to meet individual needs so that all teachers and practitioners feel motivated and committed to the continuing success of the school.


Visits to the school can be arranged by contacting the school office.

Number of Pupils: 70
Ages: 2 - 4 years
Gender: Mixed
Type of School: Maintained School

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