Little Birches Nursery & Preschool
Little Birches Nursery and Preschool brings children closer to nature and immerses them in a diverse and unique learning experience.
PRESCHOOL & NURSERY
Little Birches Nursery & Preschool brings children closer to nature and immerses them in a diverse and exciting learning programme, all of which takes place within a beautiful setting, by the most devoted team, and is the reason why Little Birches is special.
We strongly believe that the formative years of a child’s life have such a profound impact in shaping who they become as a person. The environment at a Little Birches Nursery & Preschool is aided by the high teacher ratios that allows your child to get the one-to-one care they deserve.
Our goal is to ensure that each child laughs all day and becomes an important personality within the Little Birches community. We want to foster your child’s talents and nurture their growth through tailored and broad experiences that lead to a love of learning and playing with their friends. We believe that a child can only thrive if they absolutely love their time with us, so our primary concern will always be a child’s self-esteem and emotional wellbeing.
Little Birches in West Wickham (nursery and pre-school) offers a variety of sessions, including full-day care, school days, morning and afternoon sessions. Please find further details on the hours of each session below.
Full day: 7.30am – 5.30pm
School day: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Morning session: 7.30am – 12.30pm
Afternoon session: 12.30pm – 5.30pm
Little Birches Nursery & Preschool is open from 7.30am until 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, and is open every day apart from bank holidays and between Christmas and New Year.
Our nursery provides childcare for little ones aged from 24 months to 60 months. All children are provided with a highly nutritious, varied and delicious meals throughout the day.
We make sure that we strictly adhere to Ofsted’s key development areas.
Denise has 20 years’ experience in a multitude of educational and childcare roles. Denise holds a Bachelors’ Degree (Honours) in Early Childhood Education as well as a Foundation Degree in Early Years. Her last role was at a local nursery and infant school (rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted), where Denise worked in various management positions for six years within the Early Years part of the school.
Denise is very creative and has particular experience in sensory, nurture rooms, and forest school. Denise feels that it’s essential to create exciting routines and activities that stimulate a child’s imagination, leading to scaffolding opportunities for little ones to learn further. Denise also has exceptional child interaction skills and has achieved notable success with children with learning and emotional difficulties, immersing them in an engaging and fulfilling learning journey.
She also has extensive experience supporting children with visual and hearing impairment and those with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder and Pathological Demand Avoidance. Denise also has a British Sign Language Level-1 qualification.