Cybertots At Copley Close
Cybertots at Copley Close nursery in Hanwell west London has been consistently recognised as a top performing nursery since being acquired by Cybertots in 2009. Cybertots at Copley Close was again awarded “Outstanding” by Ofsted following our most recent inspection, and one can understand the reason why, immediately upon entering the nursery.
Cybertots is part of the Copley Close Children’s Centre, and in line with our other nurseries, Cybertots has always sought to push our nurseries to the forefront of today’s development. In addition to the standard Ofsted curriculum, Cybertots teach additional classes to further enhance and broaden our children’s development including Art, Dance and Spanish.
At Cybertots we believe that physical health is fundamental to developing a healthy mind and promote physical activities including dance, with a dedicated dance teacher attending weekly.
The privately secluded garden allows children plenty of space for games and outside learning whilst the preschool room with open space is divided into areas that provide educational resources for the children’s curriculum.
We have a dedicated cook, providing freshly cooked meals on the premises, and are able to cater for specific dietary requirements.
As a part of wider learning, we regularly take children for outings to the park, local shops and library.
At Cybertots at Copley Close we are fortunate to have a dedicated babies room where we can accommodate up to 9 babies from the age of 3 months old. The babies have their own dedicated outside space in the garden, where they can play without being disrupted by older children and remain under the watchful eye of our exceptionally trained and devoted staff.
Cybertots at Copley Close is in Hanwell, West London and is located a short walk from Castle Bar train station. It is also well served by other transport links. We offer 15 hours a week free nursery education for all 3 and 4 years old and eligible 2 year old children.
Copley Close Newsletter
Summer Term 2018
Spring was a long time coming, and now the blossom is fully out. We have been looking hard for the new buds on the passion fruit vine and waiting for the cheery yellow daffodils we planted last year to bloom in the garden. We are so proud of them that it will spur us on to do our summer planting after Easter – flower seeds, salad items and vegetables. We shall also look for worms, ladybirds, aphids and other bugs that inhabit our garden.
Our Medium Term Planning for the summer term includes focused discussions around the following topics:-
Week 1 Gardens
Week 2 Garden Wildlife
Week 3 Forests & Woods – St George’s Day
Week 4 Jungle & It Inhabitants
Week 5 Rainbows & Colours
Week 6 Healthy Living & Our Senses
Week 7 British Values – Royal Wedding Saturday 19th May
Week 8 TV Shows & Superheroes – Int Child’s
Week 9 Me and My Family
Week 10 Transport & Road Safety
Week 11 Summer & Holiday Destinations
Week 12 Oceans
Week 13 Maths All Around Us – Wednesday 4th July USA
Week 14 Going to School
Week 15 Sports Around the World – FIFA Cup
We are very fortunate to have Grace Willis from DramaEd come to lead our focus on “Maths all Around Us”, as well as rounding up our weekly storytelling. Listen carefully to your child’s conversation, and spot all the exciting vocabulary that is coming into play, giving lots of opportunities for extended their learning.
I shall be writing separately about a short film being planned to illustrate Grace’s work in the nursery.
During the last few weeks of term we welcomed three babies, Naomi, Ella and Clarissa. They are being joined by Jacob in early May. Five babies, Leon, Anthony, Yaseen, Lena and Lehi will be transitioning to the BIG room in the next few weeks.. This just emphasizes how quickly the months and years go by, so savour every moment of these early years!
Ibuprofen and Calpol Guidance
We are often asked for guidance by new parents about when to administer Ibuprofen or Calpol. As a general rule, you should choose either one or the other, whichever works best for your child, but do not mix. Only use them for treating a fever of above 38 degrees – it is quite usual for a child to have a temperature of up to 37.8 when reacting to a bug and giving Calpol at this stage will impede the body’s immune system from working efficiently. Never use Calpol for teething or broken sleep unless the temperature is over 38 degrees.
During the last few weeks we have welcomed Karis and Shiveh to our team. Both are experienced practitioners, who have worked together in our branch at GWQ in Brentford. Karis is Level 3 qualified and Shiveh Level 2, but will continue her studies during her time here with us in Copley.
Anush is now back from Armenia, having helped to settle in her father’s new home carer. Both children, staff and parents have missed her, and hope that her father’s better health continues.Congratulations too to Georgia who passed her Management Course at the end of last term. This gives an added dimension to her Childcare qualifications.
One of our primary roles at Nursery is to give your children CONFIDENCE. Confidence in following their special interests; confidence in what to wear and how to dress; confidence to choose friends and to share activities; confidence to choose how much to eat; confidence that their parents will come to pick up at the end of the day to share all their experiences with them.
Confidence is catching – if a parent presents to their child as being unsure that Nursery is a “GOOD THING”, this transmits itself down through the encircling arms carrying their child in first thing in the morning, and it is only natural that the child thinks to himself ”Oh dear, Mummy & Daddy are not at all sure of this – I need to be anxious about this as well”. Please have complete confidence in entrusting us to take as much care of your children as if they were our own!
Dates For Your Diary
Summer Term Funded Children start back
Monday 16th April
Summer Half Term Break
Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June
End of Term Funded Children
Tuesday 17th July
Autumn Term Funded Children start back
Wednesday 5th September
Autumn Half Term Break
Monday 22nd – Friday 26th October
End of Term Funded Children
Tuesday 18th December
Christmas Nursery Closure
4pm Friday 21st December 2018 to 7.30 am – Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Staff Training Days
Our second training day is on Tuesday 12th June
and the third one on Friday 9th November
With best wishes from us all,