Aardvark Pre School and Day Nursery
The Aardvark Pre School and Nursery is located in a residential road within very close proximity to Harold Court School although the pre-school and nursery is independent to the school. The provision is situated within what had previously been a children’s centre. The setting is within easy access to the M25, A12 and mainline train link into London Liverpool Street – Harold Wood Station. As well as easy access to several bus routes and close to local primary schools. There are some industrial units along the road, a library and a local park that we could access without crossing any roads.
The building is detached within its own grounds and has independent access and gardens. We currently take children from the age of 2-4 years. Aardvark opened in May 2014 and backs onto Harold Court Primary School’s playground which we have access to. We have an indoor pet rabbit and fish. Opening times are Monday to Friday 8am-6pm. We offer spaces for the early year’s entitlement education as well as the 2-year-old offer.
At Aardvark we have a Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator who attends continuous appropriate training. Our SENDCo is responsible for managing the children's educational needs and liaises closely with parents, staff, and professionals when identifying children’s needs and planning for intervention and support.
We also have an Equality Named Co-ordinator (ENCo) the purpose of this role is to help promote, co-ordinate and monitor equality of opportunity for our children and their families. Our ENCo works closely with our SENCo to achieve this. Equality is an important part of our work and is underpinned by legislative and policy requirements. If children are to achieve positive outcomes in life it is essential that their rights are promoted and protected. We ensure that children at Aardvark are entitled to:
Equality – opportunities to develop and learn while their physical and emotional safety and well-being are protected
Inclusion – access to our setting and the experiences they offer
Diversity – the acknowledgment of and respect for their individuality
At Aardvark we implement the above by including every child in all aspects of the sessions and providing them with a safe and secure environment. Every child and adult who comes into the setting are treated as individuals, making sure they are welcomed, valued and accepted.
All members of staff have appropriate childcare qualifications and the equipment that we provide are of a good standard, safe and stimulating. The Manager is an Early Years Teacher and is responsible for organising and leading high-quality teaching practice in our early years setting. She believes in constant reflection upon practice. At Aardvark we have the understanding that there is always room for improvement and we always strive to do more. We believe change is important and are always willing to learn new things and try different approaches to provide quality childcare services to our parents/carers and their children. In addition, we have a range of risk assessments to ensure that our environment is kept safe and secure. Here at Aardvark, we are very proud of the relationship we have with all our parents.
We see the potential in each child and aim to support and extend their learning and development through carefully planned, learning experiences. When supporting our children and their families we will give Every child, Every chance, Every day.
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Zoe Lawrence
- Contact Position
Where to go
- RM3 0SH
- 3/4 year olds - 15 hour Universal Offer
- 2 year olds - 15 Hour Offer
- 3/4 year olds - 30 hour Extended Offer (Working Parents)
- Yes .
- Tax Free childcare (Working Parents)
- Ofsted URN
- Latest Ofsted Report
Latest Ofsted Report Inspection Date Rating Publication Date 05/10/2018 Good 24/10/2018
- Local Offer Age Bands
- 0-5 years
- Needs Level
- SEN Provision Type