Hephzibah Phone  0208 830 1993

Hephzibah Email  admin@hephzibahnursery.org.uk

161 Pitfield Way,
NW10 0UW
Opening Times:

 0700 - 1800 hours
  Mondays - Fridays
  • Children Outdoor activities
  • Children at pay
  • Summer play tent
  • Children play time
  • Toddlers at playtime
  • Busy Children
  • Playing in the Tent

Pre-School Room

As your child develops, the nursery staff will gradually introduce them to four Specific Areas of learning which is to prepare (3-4year) old children for a reception class. These areas are as follows:

1. Literacy:

Including reading and writing, begins with the child showing an interest in books. Your child will increasingly enjoy rhyming and rhythmic activities and join in familiar stories and poems. Children learn how to handle books, and will gradually link sounds to letters and begin to read simple words. By the end of the pre-school year most children can read and understand simple picture reading. Their writing skills develop from giving meaning to marks drawn or painted, then identifying letters and increasingly linking these to sounds, moving on to writing their own name and other things.

2. Mathematics:

  • Counting numbers
Under the EYFS framework, children should be able to count from 1 – 20 but at Hephzibah children learn to count up to 100 and beyond. They are able to identify which number is one more or one less than a given number, use objects and quantities to add and subtract two single digit numbers, and solve problems including doubling and sharing using single digit numbers.
  • Shape, space and measures
Children are able to distinguish between:
  • different sizes
  • weight
  • capacity
  • position
  • distance
  • time
  • money
They are able to recognise patterns and create these, and explore the characteristics of everyday objects and shapes, using mathematical language to describe them.

3. Understanding the world.

  • The world
This covers a range of later subjects, including an awareness of the past in their own lives, appreciating similarities and differences between themselves and others, being able to talk about features of their environment, make observations of animals and plants and talk about changes. The nursery has a fish tank, globe and many things that will challenge children learning under our care
  • Technology

Hephzibah children The staff team and management acknowledges the role modern technologies play in children’s learning and development, hence we continually update our ICT suite with current computer and multimedia equipment. For example, we recently acquired six new computers which are shared between the toddlers and preschools. Equally, the staff are trained in basic ICT to enable them support the children to efficiently use interactives equipment to enhance their knowledge of interactive technologies.

We are also continually embedding “Letters and Sounds” to support children’s phonic skills, this is also helpful for children who have English as an additional language.

We have other action plan in place to develop interaction with babies and the older children to guide them to effectively implement the characteristics of effective learning in practice. For instance ‘Explore and investigate when playing, develop critical thinking when learning and have a sustained shared thinking and communication through play and learning.

4. Expressive arts and design

  • Materials
Children use a range of media materials, ranging from music and singing, dancing, using construction materials and exploring colours to express their artistic flair..
  • Imagination and thinking
Children present their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories. Besides the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile which continues to be completed by the end of the school year in which the child is five, we continue to implement the Progress Check - Age two, to track their development and is evidenced in children’s individual learning journey pack.