Yavneh nursery is located in Woodside Park Synagogue and is a small, friendly nursery which carefully nurtures children's personal, social and cognitive skills. With its dedicated, experienced and supportive staff team, it provides each and every child an opportunity to access the very best in early years Jewish education, within a safe, caring and well equipped environment. It places strong emphasis on group activities, encouraging sharing, friendships and communication with both other children and adults, to prepare them for the transition into Reception.
The nursery’s Early Years Foundation programme is designed to create confident learners who are able to make independent decisions within an enjoyable framework. There are opportunities for the children to participate in supported free play, small group and large group activities. It values parental involvement within the Yavneh framework and operates an open door policy where parents are welcome to visit at any time.
Yavneh nursery is OFSTED registered (registration number 147651) for twenty nine children from the age of two until they are ready for Reception. The nursery is open from 9.15am to 1.15pm, Mondays to Thursday with lunch provided, and from 9.15am to 12.15pm on Fridays. Yavneh has recently come through an unannounced OFSTED inspection in February 2011 with flying colours. The nursery was rated as having excellent relationships with parents. Other "outstanding features" noted by the inspectors were that the children are happy and motivated to learn, enjoy learning, make a positive contribution and develop skills for the future.