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Principal: Harriet Wolfe
Manager: Carly Wray
Telephone: 020 8944 5919
Christ the King Church Hall
9 Crescent Gardens
Since we opened our first Wimbledon Park Day Nursery in 2018 we’ve been thrilled with the response from the local community. The only challenge was that so many families wanted their child to join that we simply couldn’t fit everyone in.
That’s why, in 2021, we launched our second location. As with all our preschools, it’s a place of love, discovery, fun and the forest learning (in Wimbledon Park) that the children enjoy so much.
Seahorse Nursery Wimbledon Park 2 is located on Arthur Road, less than a minute’s walk from Wimbledon Park Tube Station. If you commute, it’s a wonderful option for quick pick-ups and drop-offs.
You’ll find the nursery, daycare and preparatory school inside the Christ the King church hall, a large and open space with a secure outdoor area for safe, happy adventures.
The hall is separated into distinct sections so that the children have the freedom to choose the activities they would like to participate in and can move freely between each area.
The areas include:
· A quiet comfy area for reading and reflection
· A large, carpeted space for group activities like singing and circle time
· A section for focused education around maths, English, phonics; and
· An area where activities change each day depending on the topic of the term or interests of the children. This might consist of a whole range of activities including messy play, water play, cutting, sticking and other Montessori-based activities.
Our caring, qualified and friendly staff aim to not only equip your child with the skills needed for school but also for life. While learning, children build independence and social skills through play and first-hand experiences.
Every part of their preschool day follows the Seahorse Nursery approach of ‘Loving, Educational and Fun’. This includes mealtimes, which we treat as social occasions where all children come together with staff to develop healthy eating habits and techniques, good manners and other skills.
Find out more about food and nutrition at our nursery.
Because Wimbledon Park 2 is directly opposite our first nursery, we are able to ensure children from both locations get to experience different environments as well as socialise with other children outside of their immediate class – a vital aid to child development.
Our closeness to Wimbledon Park also means we’re able to take the children on exciting, frequent forest school trips, at least weekly but often more depending on the topic. We regularly run a range of additional trips around the local area, including trips to the library, our local care home, dental practice and many more. As well as this, we also welcome a whole range of visitors to our settings, from authors and dentists to the managers who run our local food banks and volunteers from our Seahorse nominated charity, Friends of Adwa. Not forgetting Justin, who visits us every week for music and singing sessions.
Please note that any mixing of classes and trip are dependent on and adapted to Covid-19 restrictions at the time. We always follow our Covid-19 policy.
Our child-centred curriculum follows the statutory Early Years Foundation Stage. But because every child is unique, we incorporate a range of teaching styles to encourage them to learn and develop at their own pace.
Teaching styles include Montessori teaching, forest school education, the slow education movement and mindfulness, all of which support not just your child’s learning and development, but their long term well-being.
Our preschool children also take part in INKY SWOT sessions once they move into the Seahorse Room (ages 3 to 5). These sessions are all based on the termly theme the children are working on, and incorporate key aspects, including maths, English and phonics. The aim of our INKY SWOT sessions is school readiness, to prepare your child for their move to their next school and equipping them with all the skills they need.
Find out more about the way we deliver the Early Years Curriculum.
We believe a preschool should be many things: a place to learn, a place to grow (literally and emotionally), a place to have fun, make new friends and build confidence in getting to know others.
Most of all though, we believe a day nursery should be a place of love and care – the sort of place where you know your child feels safe, the sort of place they can’t wait to come back to.
Take a look at our testimonials and you’ll see the comments of lots of parents, grateful for the foundation their child has enjoyed during their Seahorse journey.
It’s hard to single out any individual comment out because we’re grateful for every single one of them, but Keighley, Emma’s mother, beautifully summed up the lasting impression we want to make:
“You have created such a warm, safe, happy and nurturing environment and this combined with a stimulating and inspiring curriculum and great teachers makes it a truly wonderful place.”
Harriet has been involved with Seahorse Nursery since it opened and made a career change in 2012 to move into teaching full time. She is a school governor for a local primary school. In her spare time she enjoys high altitude trekking, long distance cycling and running to keep fit. Harriet enjoys using her Qualified Teaching Status for Early Years (specialising in birth to five years) and Level 3 NVQ Children's Care, Learning and Development qualification to give children the best start in life.
Carly studied BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies at Roehampton University and has been working in childcare since 2011. From a young age she knew she wanted to work with young children. Now, Carly's favourite part of her role is seeing their speech develop. Even though she is (usually) office based, the children still know her name, and you’ll often find her reading a story in the comfy area, helping the children at mealtimes or having a dance at the end of the day!