Bennerley House - Preschool
Bennerley House is our new preschool. The nursery opened in September 2014.
Bennerley House caters for children aged three and four years. Children are eligible to join the nursery at the beginning of the term of their third birthday, and will remain with us until leaving to go into Reception. All children joining from Northcote House will be automatically transferred in the appropriate term after a settling in period.
Bennerley House is a lovely space in what was the former Jojo Maman Bebe offices. The area is newly designed focusing on the main areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). It also has a separate art and messy play room, a garden and a wonderful library. This will provide an opportunity for outdoor play, activities in smaller groups and also a place for quiet time.
The new space is divided into areas such as maths and numbers, role play, technology (with an interactive white board), creative play and art and literacy. The children have clearly defined 'stations' at which they are able to play on their own, with their friends and also with the support and help of our teachers. Our aim is to provide a good learning oportunity for children while preparing them for their first year in primary school.
Bennerley House will also have a small kitchen and dining area to be used for snacks and also for cooking activities. We will be installing a low children's height counter too so that all children are able to serve themselves at mealtimes.
Bennerley House will be open 51 weeks per year offering full daycare (8am to 7pm), or morning or afternoon sessions (8am to 1pm or 2pm to 7pm). We will also be offering a limited number of term time only nursery sessions (9am to 3pm) 38 weeks per year, to fit with the Wandsworth Borough term. These term time nursery sessions are offered on a first come first served basis, and are offered on fixed days. Days for full daycare or morning or afternoon sessions can be flexible.