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The Rocking Horse Nursery

020 8346 3682
The Rocking Horse Nursery
5 Victoria Avenue
N3 1BD
United Kingdom

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The Rocking Horse is a privately owned and family run, registered children’s day nursery located in a quiet residential street in Finchley Central, London. The nursery is within walking distance of the beautiful grounds of Avenue House, Victoria Park and Finchley Central underground station.

The setting, a large Edwardian house with extensive gardens has been transformed and equipped to offer the highest standards of care for children aged between three months and five years in line with National Standards, the Early Years Foundation Framework and parental aspirations.

Children are cared for in a loving, safe, and happy environment. Cognitive, linguistic, spiritual, social, emotional and physical development is promoted through a variety of activities thus enabling children to fully explore their individual capabilities.

The Rocking Horse Nursery is run by a professionally qualified Manager, Audrey, who has completed a BA in Early Childhood Studies, and achieved her Early Years Professional Status (EYPS), the Gold Standard for those working with children under the age of 5. Audrey has over 30 years' experience in Nursery Management and skilled childcare. Both the Nursery Manager (EYP) and Deputy Manager (QTS) are highly qualified in all aspects of Nursery Management, Child Education and Development, Advanced Child Protection, Child Health, First Aid, Special Needs, Communication Skills and Partnerships with Parents.

Our caring, dedicated and exuberant staff team consists of Nursery Nurses / Teachers who are all qualified to NNEB/ NVQ Level 2/ 3 / Level 4 / Degree / Masters Degree / Early Years Professional Status / Qualified Teacher Status or are working towards these awards or due to enrol within three months of starting with us. We are proud of the fact that 80% of our staff are university graduates.

Staff knowledge and training is of paramount importance and the Nursery is committed to an on-going professional staff development programme to ensure that we are continually up to date with Childcare and Management issues and any changes in legislation. All our staff are trained in Paediatric First Aid, Child Protection, Fire safety, and Food Hygiene.

'The Rocking Horse is the Mary Poppins of the nursery world - practically perfect in every way!'
Lisa B (Parent) Feb 2011

Learning Through Play The Rocking Horse Way

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