Mini Treasures Castlemead Nursery
Mini Treasures, Castlemead was established in 2009 when it was taken over from a previous childcare business chain. We are a Ofsted registered nursery located on Camberwell Road with a good transport network. We provide a wrap-around service for children in mainstream schools.
Day Nursery Camberwell
Inside, our nursery has a large classroom which is designed to incorporate the areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage. The environment is welcoming and well equipped with a wide range of resources. Children enjoy many art and craft activities and sharing stories with each other. Outside there is an enclosed garden where our children enjoy being active.
Early Years Foundation Stage
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is how the Government and early year’s professionals describe the time in your child’s life between birth and the age of five. This is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school, as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes.
Settling In Visits
We offer two free settling in sessions to enable you and your child to bond with your child’s key worker. This is the individual who will guide you through the settling in process and will be responsible for your child's welfare and development.
5 Star Food Rating
We like to ensure our children receive a balanced and healthy nutrition in our nursery care. All our meals are freshly prepared on site.
Our Nursery Aims
Provide an environment which is clean, safe, secure and welcoming, where learning takes place through play.
Ensure that your child will get a balance of exercise, rest, fresh air and healthy food.
Provide a positive enabling environment where children can explore and experiment.
Provide an environment where equal opportunities for all takes place regardless of gender, race, culture, religion or ability.
Provide a varied and enjoyable curriculum that focuses on the importance of nurturing your child's motivation to learn.
Be dynamic and flexible, changing in response to your child's developmental needs.
To link indoors, outdoors and the wider world of people, places and events.
Prepare your child for school education with confidence and a positive approach to learning
What Ofsted Say...
The manager and staff know children well. Staff gather useful information about children before they start which helps children settle quickly. As a result, children are confident and secure in the nursery. Children eagerly enjoy an exciting range of activities in the outdoor area. This supports the development of those children who learn best outdoors. Children develop good communication and language skills. Staff encourage children to share their experiences, for example, as they talk about the smells and textures of the plants and wood they find. Staff create opportunities for children to learn new skills and be active learners. Babies and toddlers show this when they confidently clap and bang drums to follow created rhythms. Children behave well and staff are good role models. Older children demonstrate they know to behave as they point to the rules on display to remind their peers not to run inside.
A Unique Child
Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
Within our nurseries we recognise individual personalities, interests and learning styles and acknowledge that our children follow personal pathways in their learning and develop at different rates. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our children and families by holding a variety of events that teach our children about the lives of others within the local and wider community.