We offer high quality inclusive education for 140 children, through exciting learning opportunities for young children with highly qualified, experienced and caring staff; teachers, early years educators and teaching assistants. Children who are 2, 3 and 4 years old play together across the setting. This ensures that there are role models for our youngest and newest children. We have an additional space for our younger 2 year olds.
Each child is allocated a Key Person, one of our highly skilled early years educators or teachers. This person will build a close relationship with you and your child, and support them throughout their time at Holmewood. They will get to know your child very well, and ensure that the next steps in your child's development are planned for throughout the setting.
Holmewood has two main inside areas, a hall and a wonderful outside area with a allotment and hens on site too. Additional support is provided for children who are learning English in addition to another language. Children who have special educational needs and disabilities are welcomed and very well supported.
"This is an outstanding school. Working together as a very strong team, the staff establish a calm and safe environment where all the children are valued and each individual child is known extremely well. Achievement for all groups of children in their academic and personal skills is outstanding.”
What’s different about nursery schools
There are 5 local authority nursery schools in Lambeth and approximately 40 in London. As in primary schools, nursery schools are led by qualified headteachers and teachers working with other qualified early years’ educators and teaching assistants. We are specialists in early education and development for children from birth to 5 years old, working in collaboration with parents and other professionals.
To ensure the best opportunities for all children we work very closely with parents, other professionals and organisations who support families with young children, for example health visitors, speech and language therapists and training organisations.