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My name is Natasha and I am the Nursery Manager at Fire Station Community Nursery. I have an Early Years Foundation Degree, SEN level 4, Advanced Safeguarding and 'Trainer for Trainers’ qualification, which allows me to train others in Safeguarding, Certificates in Paediatric First Aid , Safer Recruitment and many more. I have worked in childcare for over 20 years and have worked my way up from nursery practitioner, so my knowledge comes from hands on, practical experience which I use to support my team.
I take great delight in working in partnership with parents and building strong relationships with them. I have a passion for seeing children develop while learning through play, experimenting and having real life adventures. I like to spend as much time as possible in the rooms, getting to know and observing children and staff during their action packed busy days.
We're very proud of our nursery and would love to show you around! Please get in touch to arrange a visit.
Please note The Old Fire Station Nursery is offering the 30 Hours from 1 September, 2017. This is open to working parents of 3 & 4 year olds. There are a limited number of places available so please contact Natasha your Nursery Manager for details.
We are located in Stoke Newington, providing care and education for children from birth to 5 years. We're open 8am to 6pm, 51 weeks a year.
"The carers and staff are amazing. They understand the children and take personal interest in the well-being of the children, both emotionally and for a developmental perspective." Fire Station parent
"My daughter just loves it here, I never want her to leave. We especially love the food – your cook is amazing ." Fire Station parent
"The staff are absolutely fantastic. My baby boy has such a wonderful time and he's come on heaps - I have only praise for the high quality care he receives. The energy, enthusiasm and warmth from all the staff is genuine." Jessica, parent at Fire Station
"I can’t believe she has settled so well! She even sleeps at nursery and she’s much more settled at home now she's started nursery." Fire Station parent
"I am so proud of my daughter, since starting nursery she has learnt so much." Fire Station parent
"Having been so nervous of visiting nurseries they really put my mind at ease. I was so impressed by the nursery and everyone's friendly and welcoming manner ." Lucy, parent at Fire Station
"Staff are very friendly, warm and welcoming. The activities are clearly interesting and varied, and there's always a kind word from the team. The suggestions of activities to try at home are interesting too. My son has settled really quickly and happily." Ally, parent at Fire Station
"We chose the nursery as when we looked round it had a lovely family feel to it and the children already there seemed really happy. More recently she has been having so much fun that when we've arrived to pick her up she says she doesn't want to come home." Ola, parent at Fire Station
"I feel that my son receives a great deal of love and attention." Fire Station parent
We were most recently inspected by Ofsted in May 2016 and were rated as ‘Good’.
'Staff establish strong relationships with parents to help support each child's needs. For example, they communicate regularly to exchange information about children's development and achievements at home and in the setting'
'Children make good progress. Staff carry out detailed observations and assessments and use the information effectively to identify and close any gaps in children's learning'
'Staff set children a good example. Children learn how to behave towards others and have positive attitudes. They are confident, independent and motivated to learn.'