One of the primary concerns for people with young families who are moving/have recently moved into the Magdalen Estate area, can be finding a good nursery school, where their child can settle quickly and easily. In this week’s blog, we suggest a few tried and tested goodies; they’re local, and it’s somewhere to start looking in the sea of schools that are available to you:
Red Balloon Nursery: Based in St Mary Magdalen Church Hall on Trinity Road, this school is just up the road from the Magdalen Estate. Staff members have experience of working with children with disabilities, and a wide range of extra curricular activities, such as ballet and singing, are on offer.
Balham Nursery: Situated on Endlesham Road, a seven-minute walk from Balham Station (one stop from Wandsworth Common), Balham Nursery received an outstanding Ofsted report for 2009/10. The oldest state nursery school in Wandsworth, Breakfast and After-school care are also available for up to 16 children at a time.
Playdays Nursery: Just a little further out from the Magdalen Estate, on Wimbledon Hill Road, Playdays offers a huge range of activities, depending on age group. For the older children, curriculum subjects such as French and Cultural Subjects are introduced, whilst all pupils have the chance to enjoy activities such as arts and crafts and swimming, with an emphasis on confidence building and developing social skills.
We wish you luck with your nursery school hunt; if there’s anything you find that you think might be useful to other parents and carers, please do let us know, and we’ll share it on our blog.Google+