‘Established in 1968, Southover Pre-school is a welcoming and well-respected nursery set in the heart of leafy, Woodside Park, North London.
At Southover Pre-school we endeavour to provide the best care and education for every child, regardless of their background or circumstances. We ensure that the safety, security, health and well-being of our children is paramount. Our setting serves the local communities of Woodside Park, Finchley and Totteridge and Whetstone.
One of our key aims is to foster strong relationships with our families so that each child’s individual learning style and talents are recognised and supported well as we work together. Every child is allocated a key person who provides engaging and enriching learning opportunities, through play, to help develop each child’s knowledge and understanding of the world around them.’
We have a passion for excellence and innovation in preschool education. We have over 25 years collective experience in establishing Southover preschool, tailored to the individual needs, talents, abilities and interests of each child.
We hold a fundamental belief about the importance of education and its ability to nurture the development of intelligence through a unique curriculum involving music, arts, science, technology, literacy, numeracy and physical exploration. Southover preschool has been graded Outstanding / Good by Ofsted.
Our children take part in our annual sports day which is collaborated with the multicultural food festival. They have also, composed and performed their own concerts, held showcases of their own art and craft and have been successful in entering established primary schools in continuance of their life-long learning journeys.
Most importantly, our children develop self-confidence and an understanding of their needs, who they are and how to become compassionate and responsible members of society. Our qualified staff create a friendly and warm environment ensuring every individual child’s need is met. Creating positive relationships through play and enhanced learning Our wonderful staff are key to the success of Southover Preschool.
With positive leadership by our experienced nursery manager, our staff team is committed to creating a healthy, happy environment for all our children.It is well to remember that a happy and secure childhood is the most valuable thing that we can give to our children. It will determine to a large extent the outcomes for our adult lives.
We select our staff for their experience, dedication and enthusiasm for working with young children. Many of our staff are well-qualified, early years professionals, while others are in the early stages of their careers, working towards childcare qualifications. We invest in regular training courses to keep all staff informed and up to date. This means that they work to the highest professional standards, bringing new ideas based on the latest thinking back to the nursery, and giving your child the best possible care and education.
Your child’s safety is as important to us as it is to you. All staff hold an Enhanced CRB (Criminal Records Bureau check) and attend Child Protection training. Some of our staff are qualified with a Food Hygiene Certificate and all staff are trained in First Aid.