Oranges & Lemons Nurseries offer a wide range of unique activities and extras to enrich every child's experience at nursery and to support busy parents.
Settling In Sessions
Our nursery offers settling in sessions. Parents can bring their child for a couple of hours first, gradually inroducing the child to a new environment. Settling in sessions are aimed at helping your child to adapt to their new surroundings and become more familiar with the staff and other children.
Our dance programme is designed to enhance prime areas of learning and development and experiencing the joys of movement and creativity, whilst dancing. Dance classes are in the Rosebank and Technology Park Nurseries.
Sport coaching is the best way to introduce sport to children. In our Belsize, Rosebank and Technology Park Nurseries we coach a wide range of sports to children of all ages.
We are lucky to have bi-lingual staff who are able to support children in their first language, or in exploring new languages. This not only helps children settle well into nursery, but also provides opportunity to better understand and celebrate children's cultures and heritage. We currently have staff fluent in Latvian and Spanish.
Creative Workshop (Technology Park Nursery) is targeted to inspire children from newborns to 11 years of age. The main focus is on your child's development in a friendly, creative and fun environment through intellectual games, artistic tasks and wonderful crafty experiences.
We believe that reading should be lots of fun so we run a mini library service to encourage children to share their favourite stories with their parents, and to help busy parents keep the bookshelf interesting at home!
Taking care of animals provides our children with a great sense of responsibility whilst developing empathy and social skills. Caring for animals can be a very calming and relaxing experience for children as well as an opportunity to assess risk. This provides many vital learning opportunities and skills that supports children’s transition to school and adult life. Children name, feed and care for nursery pets.
E-Learning Journals allow you to see your child’s activities at nursery with the click of a button. Staff upload images and notes about your child's participation in activities at nursery for you to access wherever you are. Our nursery tablets offer exciting and stimulating learning experiences tailored to challenge and engage little ones.
Our nursery encourages children to celebrate festivals throughout the year. This is one of the best ways for children to learn about different religions and cultures by celebrating various world religious festivals, food tasting from different countries, and dressing up in the national dress of their friends.
ZooLab (Belsize, Clement and Rosebank Nurseries) helps excite our children’s curiosity and covers many subject areas within the national curriculum by introducing children to all sorts of animals, big and small!
We celebrate Christmas by putting on a wonderful Christmas show for friends and family each year. There's always much excitement in preparing for the show as we learn songs and organise our special dress ups.
We celebrate the big move to primary school with a special graduation ceremony each year—caps, gowns, the works!
Our nursery enjoys great ties with our local community and we are often out and about visiting local sights and getting involved in events. We enjoy visits to the local parks, have good community links with the local nursing home, supermarkets, soft play and pet shop.
Baby sensory activities are designed to develop childrens' sense, usually through special lighting, music, and objects. It can be used as a therapy for children with limited communication skills.
The Educational Psychologist in Clement Park Nursery is from our local council, they support us if we have any concerns about a child’s development.
Taking part in fundraising activities helps children to learn about others that are less fortunate than themselves and understand how we can help them. Fundraising events are good fun and are a great way to get children, families and communities together. Some of the fundraisers we have taken part in are; sponsored toddles, superhero days, baking cakes to sell and garden parties. We are currently fundraising for Comic Relief and Children in Need.
In recognition that education begins in the home, we are fully committed to a partnership approach with parents. Parents are kept up to date with annual parent’s evenings. Parents are also able to keep up to date with activities going on in the nursery by following our group social media accounts; Bertram Group Twitter and Bertram Group Facebook.
Every two weeks all ages benefit from Therapony visits at Belsize and Technology Park Nurseries! Therapony visits increase relaxation and overall well being. It reduces anxiety and has a very positive effects on all age categories.