Located next to Lavender Nature Reserve, our Canada Water nursery provides the perfect environment for exploring and appreciating nature. With an impressive playground and neighbouring woodland and pond, the adventurous spirit of any child will flourish. The Pumphouse offers spacious, brightly lit rooms, where we encourage children’s cultural appreciation and understanding, through our bilingual approach, immersing children in English and Mandarin.
Ideal if you live in or commute from/to: Rotherhithe, Canary Wharf, Bermondsey, London Bridge, Greenwich or Southwark.
Transports: Rotherhithe (overground); Surrey Quays (overground & tube); Canada Water (tube); Nelson Dock (Thames Ferry / Clipper); Bermondsey (tube); London Bridge (tube).
Near Canada Water, Rotherhithe, Surrey Quays, Bermondsey, Isle of Dogs and Limehouse
Key facts about our Canada Water nursery
- Our Canada Water nursery will be open from 7:30 to 18:30 hrs, 51 weeks of the year.
- Every one of our teachers is paediatric first aid and safeguarding trained.
- We ensure that our children are happy, with exciting and engaging activities.
- Our global approach celebrates a range of festivals, cultures and customs.
- We believe in the importance of langauges, immersing children in both English & Mandarin.
- Access to fantatsic outdoor playareas, to explore and enjoy nature.
What Our Days Look Like
We understand that every child learns at their own pace, and in their own way. At our bilingual nursery in Canada Water, we ensure that each child will be in a group appropriate for their needs, with our rooms for children aged 6 months to 5 years old divided by not only age but also by the stage of their development.
Hatchlings are the youngest children in our nursery. The group is for pre-mobile babies, up to when they are walking and starting to talk. We provide a sensory-rich and stimulating environment for them to develop their basic motor skills and foster an understanding of the world through fun songs, rhymes and activities. We introduce our hatchlings to both Chinese and English from the go, so by the time they join Baby Dragons, they can speak up to 20 words in either language.
Baby Dragons is a group for children who are just beginning to master walking, talking and understanding their environment. As they learn to interact with the world around them, gaining more control over their actions, through grasp and touch, we teach them how to both manage their movements and develop an understanding of risk. We aim for children in this group to comprehend between 20-150 words, in either Chinese or English, acquired through fun language activities such as song and rhyme.
Blue Dragons are at the stage of development where they are beginning to understand concepts such as possession and ownership, as well as values such as respect and compassion. At this stage, we educate them about establishing boundaries and responsibility. Further, children in this group are introduced to the more “academic” areas of development, with guided reading and writing activities. We foster numerical comprehension, encouraging our toddlers to recite numbers in sequence and to begin writing them down. Blue Dragons have the most rapid acquisition and verbalisation of vocabulary, being able to recognise anywhere between 250-1000 words in English or Chinese.
Our Dragon Flight children are fostering the skills necessary to succeed at primary school, such as the ability to express advanced concepts such as weight, time and distance, as well as concepts such as shape and space, which will enable them to proceed to more complex challenges and problems later. They are able to speak between 1000-2500 words in Chinese and English and to count in sequence and recognise numerals beyond 20.
Our goal is to ensure that your child leaves us able to express their thoughts and feelings with confidence and ease, with established friendships and an appreciation for other people, customs and cultures. We aim to develop well balanced, socially engaged and open minded individuals.
Our Canada Water nursery family
Our Canada water team is comprised of loving, kind and caring teachers, with a wealth of experience and knowledge on childcare and education at their fingertips. Come say hello to our family in the Canada water nursery!
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We have a wide variety of fee options, including options for low-income families, tax-free childcare and 15 and 30 hours funded places, to ensure that our fantastic curriculum can be enjoyed by all. Discover our fee options here!