Hello and welcome to our website. Sheringham Nursery School is a maintained nursery school in the Manor Park and Little Ilford neighbourhood of Newham. Our headteacher is Julian Grenier, who is a National Leader of Education, and our Deputy Headteacher is Lindsey Foster, who is a Specialist Leader of Education. We offer free, part-time places for 180 children aged two, three and four years old. You can find out if your two-year old is eligible online – or drop in and ask our friendly receptionist between 8.30am and 4pm. All three and four year olds are entitled to free nursery education.
Our nursery school was judged outstanding twice by Ofsted in 2014. Ofsted reported that “staff give the highest priority to children’s health and well-being” and create a “highly welcoming, stimulating and challenging environment” for two-year olds. Ofsted reported that our three and four year olds “feel extremely safe and well cared for. They are confident, inquisitive learners who approach all that is on offer, wholeheartedly and joyfully” and “all groups of children make an excellent start to their education due to outstanding provision.”
In February 2015 we were designated as a National Teaching School. Charlie Taylor, the Chief Executive of the National College for Teaching and Leadership, said: “Sheringham Nursery School and Children’s Centre has been recognised as a centre of excellence in its area, with an outstanding performance and a track record of raising standards through supporting other schools.”
The Nursery School’s staff team consists of specialist teachers working with qualified early years educators. Our governing body works to ensure that Sheringham Nursery School and Children’s Centre sets high standards by ensuring continuous improvement, helping us to work closely with parents and the local community, and by planning for our future. You can find out more about our governors and how to contact them at reception
In the Foundation Years, from birth to five years old, children are learning mostly through play and real experiences, both indoors and outside. The Department for Education says that at the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage, “children should start school healthy, happy, communicative, sociable, curious, active, and ready and equipped for the next phase of life and learning.”
We work closely with parents and carers to support every child as an individual. We help every child to grow up feeling confident about their identity, in a spirit of friendship. We value the diversity in our local community.We are always interested in feedback from parents, to help us know how well we are doing and how we need to improve. Parents can fill in feedback cards in Reception, contact the headteacher or deputy any time, and give views during the formal consultation run every year by the Governing Body. We also encourage parents to use Ofsted’s ParentView.