At Shrewsbury Nursery we always focus on giving children the best learning opportunities to develop and grow.
We provide care for children aged 6 months to 5 years old, Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm, and we are open all year round.
We offer FREE childcare places for children aged 2, 3 & 4 years of age*,
*subject to eligibility
We have planned a daily routine to help guide us through the day, however this is completely flexible and will be adjusted to the individual needs of children as needed. Below is an example of the daily routine at our Nursery.
- 8am - 9.15am - Children arrive and are greeted
- 8am - 9am - Breakfast
- 9.15am - 9.30am - Circle time (hello, days of the week song etc)
- 9.30am - 9.45am - Tooth-brushing
- 9.45am - 10am - Group time
- 10am - 10.30am - Snack (children supported in hand washing)
- 10am - 11.15am - Indoor and outdoor free play ( structured and supported by staff)
- 11.15am - 11.30am - Tidy up and hand washing for lunch
- 11.30am - 12pm - Lunch Time
- 12pm - Younger children nap
- 12pm - 1pm - Free play ( structured and supported by staff)
- 12.50pm - 1pm - Morning children prepare to leave and afternoon children arrive and are greeted
- 1pm - 1.30pm - Circle time (hello, days of the week song etc)
- 1.30pm - 1.45pm - Tooth-brushing
- 1.45pm - 2pm - Group time with key worker
- 2pm - 2.30pm - Snack (children supported in hand washing)
- 2pm - 3.45pm - Indoor and outdoor free play ( structured and supported by staff)
- 3.45pm - 4pm - Tidy up and hand washing for tea
- 4pm - 4.30pm - Tea Time
- 4.30pm - 5.15pm - Free play ( structured and supported by staff)
- 5.15pm - 5.30pm - Tidy up time
- 5.30pm - 6pm - Story time and children go home
At Shrewsbury Nursery we have a great focus on Healthy Eating. All our lunches are provided by Zebedees Lunch Box who freshly prepare and deliver our children’s meals each day. They offer a wide selection of healthy-balanced meals and give children a great eating experience.
Our tea is prepared by our team at the nursery setting and again all meals are freshly prepared with a focus on providing healthy-balanced meals. We work very closely with the Early Start Nutrition team who support with our menu planning.
We can cater for most dietary requirements including allergies, halal, vegetarian etc. Please speak with the nursery manager for further information.
Below is a sample Zebedees Menu.
‘We are very happy with the nursery and the staff. Nyla enjoys her time here a lot & she has learnt so much over the last 6 months. Her teachers are very friendly and she loves them so much. The nursery is always very clean which is great. Thank you so much.’
Parent – 1 year old child in the baby room
‘We are very happy with the setting and all the practitioners. They are providing all the care and support to my child. He has made excellent progress from his toilet training to his understanding and confidence. All members of staff are always supportive and caring. Thank you very much.
Mum & Dad – 4 year old child in the Main Room
‘We are very pleased with the nursery and the staff. Aisha development is very noticeable and the teachers are very friendly.’
Parent – 2 year old child in the Main Room
‘I am very pleased with both of my children’s progress and the work put in at the nursery. They have grown over the last year and I am very happy with their progress.’
Dad – 2 year old Twins in Main Room
‘My son is doing really well here and every day he is learning new things. The staff are working really hard to educate and train the children in every way. I am very happy with the staff and the nursery the way they work and look after all the children. Thank you to all the staff at Shrewsbury Nursery.’
Parent – 3 year old child in the Main Room
‘Kareema has improved a lot. We are very happy to see her improvement. She has become very active and very happy in the nursery. She has also become very friendly with people. Big thanks and really appreciate all your wonderful work from the nursery staff. Thank you so much.’
Parent – 3 year old child in Main Room
‘I am very pleased with my child’s progress in the nursery. She has settled in really well to the toddler room and is very happy to come to the here every day. Thank you to all of the adults for their hard work.’
Mum – 2 year old child in Main Room
Pippa Alabaster – Director of Operations
I’ve been working with children and families for over 25 years, starting as a front line practitioner and for many years now as a services manager. Over this time I have developed a wealth of knowledge and experience of children’s safeguarding, learning and development and supporting children to play, make friends and thrive. I’m passionate about health equality, early intervention, and building strong partnerships with families.
Pippa is supported by Farzana Miah and Zoinab Begum who operationally lead the setting on a day to day basis.
Where to find us
Need to give some feedback?
Early Start always wants to hear from our families, if you have a question, issue or best of all a compliment please get in touch!
Need some more information?
Contact Shrewsbury Nursery using the button below - Alternatively call us on 020 8552 6281
Change of Situation
If you need to change the hours your child/children attend the nursery then please make our team aware by completing the form below. Please also use this form if you wish to leave the nursery.