Homerton Early Years Centre

Welcome to Homerton

It is a great privilege to welcome children and their families to Homerton. Homerton is a large centre comprised of a maintained local authority nursery school, The Nest, our provision for two year olds and a teaching school. Whichever way you find yourselves at Homerton; whether it is as a parent of a child in our nursery school, as someone accessing our training or as another professional, we aspire to offer all the very best at Homerton.

We aim to make children’s experiences of Homerton happy, exciting and full of playful discovery. All children are encouraged to be confident learners. Highly qualified and experienced practitioners guide them in making choices, developing their independence and expanding on their interests of the world around them. We provide stimulating environments and support children in developing curiosity, playfulness and a desire to learn. Children delight at meeting challenges and taking risks whilst benefiting from a safe, caring and secure environment.

We hope you will enjoy learning more about our centre on the following pages. However, nothing is better than a personal visit, if you would like to see more we would be delighted to show you around.  Please contact our office on 01223 508766 to make an appointment.

Children learn through play with planned experiences at Homerton, including less common opportunities such as learning to grow vegetables in our allotment and discovering how to make music from the skills of a specialist music teacher. We have large and well designed gardens providing as much opportunity to learn outside as in the classrooms. Do dress your children in old clothes suitable for all weathers!

We have excellent and experienced staff, including qualified teachers, that ensure we offer challenging activities. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, you can learn more about that by looking under Learning and Development in the top menu. We aim to develop each and every child’s full potential at Homerton and build a firm foundation for life-long skills.

We work closely with parents; you know your children best and this helps us develop their learning and match our planning more closely to your children’s interests. We have a great deal of knowledge of child development, can share with you their achievements and the pleasures and challenges of parenting.

Nursery School

Welcome to Homerton Nursery School for 3 and 4 year old children. Come and find out all about the wonderful things we do together!

Child Care

We recognise parents want warm, safe, stimulating environments where their children can play with others beyond the 15 free hours educational entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds. We have a ‘home from home’ environment for two year olds, called The Nest, a rich play environment for extra hours for 3 and 4 year olds, called Owlets, and a Holiday Club.

Children's Centre

South Cambridge Children’s Centre offers families opportunities for play with their children, courses for parents and support with the immensely important but challenging job of parenting. Click on the link below to find out more.

Latest News

Wednesday 28 February 2018

Wednesday 28th February is the Homerton Danceathon!   Helping our children keep fit and healthy through dance. Children, staff and parents are encouraged to dance their way through the day on the 28th in order to promote the health benefits of physical activity. Dancing outfits encouraged!  Please bring a donation for Nursery School...

Bear Hunt

Thank you to all the families who came on ‘The Bear Hunt’, with us around the garden on 17th May. Despite the rainy weather we had a great time going through the ‘swishy swashy’, grass and squelching through the mud. The children then enjoyed returning to the classrooms to eat a well earned honey sandwich!  ...

International Day Celebrations

    We held our annual International Day celebrations to raise money for Clic Sargent on Saturday 6 May.  We had a great day with lots of families bringing delicious food to share from around the world. We were also entertained by Irish and Chinese dancers, who looked beautiful in their costumes.  The event also saw the official opening of ‘The Old Orchard’ garden which is now being used by all the classes as a learning...

Easter Singing

  On Wednesday the children and adults had fun in the garden singing songs about new life and eggs.  Here are some photos of the event which included a real egg as a prop for Humpty Dumpty and hot cross buns as a treat.  Have a very Happy Easter holiday...

Eggstravaganza Day 22 March 2017

Homerton enjoyed a fun and educational day in the garden learning all about different creatures who lay, or don’t lay eggs!  Thank  you to all the families who came and searched for frogs in the pond, guessed the identity of the mystery egg, and met Debbie’s African land snail.  Do have a look at the photos and see all the activities we enjoyed together.  Can you spot Charlie – our caretaker Roy’s dog?  ...

March News

Wednesday 22 March – Eggstravaganza at 8.45 and 12.45. Parents are warmly invited to join their children in the garden finding out about life cycles and learning together. Friday 24 March – Red Nose Day – we are painting red noses for 50p on children and adults to raise money for Comic...
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