Valentines Nursery opened in 2003. We offer full day care and part-time sessional care for up to 40 children aged 0-5 years.
We are registered with Ofsted, who is our regulatory body and also work in strong positive partnership with the London Borough of Redbridge (Early Years & Childcare Improvement Team). Our Ofsted report may be viewed at: 50205627 (ofsted.gov.uk)
We are an Ofsted rated “OUTSTANDING” nursery (Dec 2022 & March 2017) and prior to achieving this highly prestigious status, have never been rated less than “good”. We are extremely proud to have achieved Outstanding in our last two Ofsted inspections and are pleased that our positive impact on children has been recognised, as a result of our continuous dedication, hard work and commitment towards improving the lives of young children in their most formative years.
We were one of the first settings in Redbridge to have completed the Quilt (Quality Assurance in Learning and Teaching) scheme in 2008, receiving the higest level of credit in all 9 modules and have continued to build on the many good practices since then.
We are registered to cater for no more than 40 children at any one time and are open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday for 52 weeks per year, apart from statutory holidays and 2 inset days per year.
We offer flexible options for working parents and have a minimum attendance requirement of 3 half-day sessions (morning: 8am-1pm/afternoon: 1pm-6pm) or 2 full days (8am-6pm).
We offer places for children who wish to attend for a ‘free’ government funded place, if they are eligible for 2, 3 & 4 year old funding.
If you think that you might be eligible for 2 year old funding, please visit the following website using this link to check your eligibility. https://parentportal.redbridge.gov.uk/Live/Website/default.aspx
A parent user guide is available at https://find.redbridge.gov.uk
Children will become eligible for 3- & 4-year-old funding from the term after their third birthday. They will then be able to access up to 15 hours of ‘free’ education at nursery for 38 weeks per year.
We are registered to offer the 30 hours Extended Childcare Entitlement for working parents of 3- and 4-year-olds from September 2017. Please check your eligibility and click here to begin your application www.childcarechoices.gov.uk