Our Nursery

Nursery Environment

At Portobello Day Care Nursery, we strive to create a nurturing and stimulating environment for children aged 2 to 5 years old. Our focus on the environment is integral to fostering holistic development and a love for learning.

Our indoor spaces are thoughtfully designed to encourage exploration, creativity, and independence. Colorful and inviting classrooms are filled with age-appropriate toys, books, and educational materials that spark curiosity and imagination. We prioritize safety while maintaining an atmosphere that feels like a second home, where children feel comfortable and secure to freely express themselves.

Outdoor play is an essential part of our curriculum, as we believe in the importance of connecting with nature. Our outdoor area is a dynamic space where children can run, jump, and engage in sensory-rich experiences. We have dedicated areas for gardening, sand and water play, and imaginative play structures that encourage physical activity and social interaction.

We place a strong emphasis on sustainability and environmental stewardship, instilling eco-conscious values from a young age. Through hands-on activities like recycling, composting, and nature walks, we teach children the importance of caring for the planet and living in harmony with nature.

At Portobello Day Care Nursery, we are committed to providing an environment that supports the growth and development of each child, fostering a lifelong love for learning and a deep respect for the world around them."

(About cultural differences)

At Portobello Day Care Nursery, we take pride in fostering an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated and embraced. We honor the cultural richness of our community by recognizing and participating in a wide array of traditions and celebrations.

From the fasting and feasting of Ramadan to the resurrection and renewal of Easter, from the festive cheer of Christmas to the sacrificial spirit of Aid Al Adha, we joyfully acknowledge and commemorate the diverse religious and cultural observances that define our world.

Through our inclusive practices and educational initiatives, we instill in our children the values of respect, empathy, and appreciation for different cultures and traditions. By embracing cultural differences, we cultivate a sense of belonging and unity among our children, families, and staff members.

Join us at Portobello Day Care Nursery as we celebrate the beauty of diversity and promote a welcoming environment where everyone feels valued and respected."

(Setting in sessionYour child will be invited to 5 settling in sessions over 5 days within the nursery)

During the five settling-in sessions, you and your child will have the opportunity to become familiar with the nursery environment, routines, and staff. Each session typically lasts for a set period, gradually increasing in duration as your child becomes more comfortable.

In the first session, you might spend time with your child in the nursery, observing and engaging with the surroundings together. The focus is on creating a safe and welcoming atmosphere, allowing your child to explore at their own pace while being supported by you and the nursery staff.

As the sessions progress, you'll gradually step back to encourage your child's independence and confidence. This might involve short periods of separation, with you nearby or in another part of the nursery, while your child engages in activities with the staff.

The settling-in sessions provide an opportunity for both you and your child to build trust with the nursery staff, ask any questions you may have, and ensure that your child feels secure and happy in their new environment. By the end of the five days, the aim is for your child to feel comfortable and confident enough to transition smoothly into regular nursery attendance.