GOOD NEWS!

Cherry Blossom Pre-school will be in its current wonderful location in Beckenham Place Park for many years to come, as the redevelopment plans for this part of the park will no longer take place.

We look forward to working in partnership with Lewisham Council and others to help develop this part of the park for local families. Find out more about future plans here.

WE STILL HAVE A FEW SPACES AVAILABLE SO PLEASE CONTACT US ON 020 8460 0223 OR HERE cherry.blossom@pre-school.org.uk

Welcome to Cherry Blossom Pre-school

The Alliance provides flexible, affordable and quality childcare across England.

Cherry Blossom  is a Pre-school Learning Alliance childcare service located in Bromley Kent. We offer 24 Ofsted-registered places. Our committed, friendly and well-qualified pre-school team provides high quality care and learning opportunities for children aged between 2 -5 years. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) with a focus on learning through play and actively encourage parents to become involved in the life of the pre-school. 

We are open from 9.00 - 12.00 Monday to Friday, 12.00 - 3.00 Monday to Thursday, 38 weeks of the year, excluding bank holidays and three staff training days.

Lunch time club is also available.  

We offer 

  • Funded childcare for qualifying two year olds and all three and four year olds
  • School holiday play schemes
  • Safe, friendly and fun place for you and your child
  • Learning through indoor and outdoor play activities
  • A well-qualified, kind and caring team
  • A dedicated person to give focused support to your child
  • Healthy snacks
  • Outdoor learning in an enhancing natural environment
  • Forest School sessions
  • Vegetable garden sessions promoting healthy eating

You can visit during our opening hours or please contact Jane Brigden, Pre-school Manager on 0208 460 0223 or 07963 248280 or by Email - cherry.blossom@pre-school.org.uk

Whether you are a parent looking for a place or an existing parent who wants to discuss your child's needs, we are happy to answer your questions. Use any of the methods above to contact us. 


View our Ofsted Report

"The manager and staff have a good understanding of the learning and development requirements and how children learn. They plan activities that interest and fascinate children and support their progress across all areas of learning". (Ofsted Report October 2017)

 We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage within our Pre-school. If you would like to find out more about the curriculum then there is lots of information here.


Check out how we made Banana Bread!

 


Term Dates 

Autumn Term 2018 Spring Term 2018 Summer Term 2018
Wed 5th Sept - Fri 19th October Mon 7th Jan - Fri 15th Feb Tues 23rd April - Fri 24th May
Half Term Mon 22nd Oct - Fri 26th Oct Half Term Mon 18th Feb - Fri 22nd Feb Half Term Mon 27th May - Fri 31st May
Mon 29th Oct - Wed 19th Dec Mon 25th Feb - Fri 5th April Mon 3rd June - Fri 19th July

Outdoor Play

We are passionate about outdoor play. We provide the full Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum through our outdoor provision. Our most recent inspection report says 'Children have many opportunities and space to learn outside and develop their physical skills. Staff provide a wide range of activities and resources that support learning outside. Children enjoy outdoor activities, such as the balancing frame and digging the soil. They are delighted when they discover potatoes and worms.' (Ofsted Report October 2017)

"Love this pre-school best choice I ever made! For my child, love how they have the outdoor space it’s my child’s favourite place as we don’t have a garden, so I feel like she doesn’t miss out".(Parent feedback 2018)

  

  

 


 

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About us

Cherry Blossom is an established childcare service located in Beckenham Place Park near the Downham entrance (Old Bromley Road).

We offer high quality, affordable, flexible childcare for children aged 2-5 years. The pre-school is open 9am-12pm and 12pm-3pm Monday – Friday and children can also attend all day.

We offer a safe friendly and fun place for you and your child to learn through play both indoors and outdoors. We have a fantastic outdoor area which is open to the children throughout each session, with wet weather clothing supplied to enable access during all seasons.

We have a well-qualified, kind and caring team and a dedicated key person to give focused support to your child.

We have both 15 and 30 hour funded places available for 3 and 4 year olds as well as funded places for two year olds if eligible.

We also offer healthy snacks, learning in an enriching outdoor learning environment, forest school sessions, camp fires, walks into the ancient woodlands, vegetable garden sessions promoting healthy eating, annual beach school visits to Joss Bay, exciting affordable theatre trips at Christmas, fundraising events and open days. We celebrate diversity through our celebrations and involve mothers, fathers and carers in this. 

"My son attended Cherry Blossom and the change in him from when he started was wonderful, he was more outgoing and always wanted to learn new things. Forest School gave him more confidence and he has made some good friendships. He still talks a lot about Cherry Blossom." (Cherry Blossom Parent 2018)

You can visit during our opening hours or please contact Jane Brigden, Pre-school Manager on 0208 460 0223 or 07963 248280 or by Email - cherry.blossom@pre-school.org.uk

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Team

Our well qualified, committed and experienced team work hard to create a caring and learning environment in the Pre-school. We know that every child develops differently and at different times. Every child has a key person who understands how their individual needs and interests. This helps us to ensure that every child feels involved, stimulated and happy in our care.

We follow rigorous staff recruitment, selection and supervision procedures to ensure that anyone joining our team undertake relevant security checks including Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure, references and qualification checks. Parents are reassured knowing that child protection and safeguarding underpins every aspect of our practice and will continue to remain a priority for us.

Your 'Key Person'

Every child who joins the Pre-school receives support from an experienced member of the team. They are responsible for your child’s individual needs and known as the ‘key person’. The key person is your main point of contact however all Pre-school staff are happy to feedback on your child’s developmental progress on a daily basis or discuss any concerns with you. They will also keep records of your child’s progress and achievement, which are always available for you to see and contribute towards.

Your child’s key person will make time to find out from you about your child’s interests, likes, dislikes and special requirements. Please share any important or useful information when you register your child and throughout their time with us. This helps us to give your child the most appropriate care and learning to suit their developmental, emotional and physical needs. You can access and contribute your views to your child's progress and achievements in their records.

"The staff at Cherry Blossom go above and beyond when it comes to the children's experience at pre-school, there is always different activities every day for the children and i wouldn't have my daughter go anywhere else" (Parent feedback 2018)

You can visit during our opening hours or simply contact Jane Brigden, pre-school manager on 0208 460 0223 or 07963 248280 or email cherry.blossom@pre-school.org.uk to dicsuss your child's needs. 

Jane Brigden - Manager 

Level 3 Childcare

Level 3 Forest School Leader

Tracey Mills -  Deputy Manager

 Level 3 Childcare

Sarah Bishop Apsey

Level 3 Childcare

Charley Weller

Level 3 Childcare

All STAFF ARE QUALIFIED FIRST AIDERS

FAQs

Do you currently have childcare places available?

Yes we do! Simply contact us to discuss you and your child's needs.

Do you offer funded entitlement for 3 year olds?

Children are eligible for the funding in the term following their third birthday. The funding is available for 15 hours per week. 30 hours funding available if eligible.

Do you offer funded entitlement for 2 year olds?

If your child is two-years old, your child may be eligible to attend the 2 year old funded childcare programme. The funding is available for 15 hours per week. Please ask us.

What sessions do you offer?

Monday - Friday 9.00 - 12.00 noon  Monday - Friday 12.00 - 3.00pm                                  

Do you provide hot meals?

No, Families are asked to provide pack lunch for their child.

Are you able to accommodate children with different dietary requirements?

Yes

What qualifications do your staff have?

Jane Brigden - Manager - Level 3 Child care - Level 3 Forest School Leader

Tracey Mills -  Deputy Manager - Level 3 Child care

Sarah Bishop Apsey - Level 3 Child care

Charley Weller - Level 3 Child care

All STAFF ARE QUALIFIED FIRST AIDERS

How many staff will be looking after my child? 

1 adult : 8 children over 3 years

1 adult : 4 children under 3 years

How quickly can my child start?

We currently have places available. Please do call us and arrange a visit to meet the team, other parents and children here at the setting. There is a settling-in period for all new children. We can discuss and agree this together to make sure it best meets the needs of your child. 

You can visit during our opening hours or please contact Jane Brigden, Pre-school Manager on 0208 460 0223 or 07963 248280 or by Email - cherry.blossom@pre-school.org.uk

 

 

 

 

   

  

  

 

Contact Us

Jane Brigden 

Nursery Manager

Cherry Blossom Pre-school

118 Old Bromley

Bromley

BR1 4JY

0208 460 0023

07963 248280

cherry.blossom@pre-school.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beckenham Place Park
118 Old Bromley Road
London
BR1 4JY
United Kingdom
Tel: 020 8460 0223

"We are thrilled with our decision to bring our son to Cherry Blossom. The staff, the facilities, the opportunities and outdoors are all amazing.  The friendly supportive staff have really helped him settle in, learning quickly what works for him as an individual and he now looks forward to coming! Thanks so much – we all can’t wait for all the exciting things to come".

"Cherry Blossom has been just brilliant for our son, he has come on so much in his time here so far.  He is more confident; his language and creativity skills have gone through the roof and he absolutely loves the outside space. It is so wonderful that the children have the freedom to explore outdoors every day and it is used so creatively. We couldn’t ask for more".

"Cherry Blossom is simply wonderful! All the staff have really helped to build the confidence of my child. There`s always plenty of fun activities which also promote learning through play. The outdoor environment provides plenty of messy play and engaging activities in the natural surroundings. Highly recommended"

"Love this pre-school best choice I ever made for my child! I love how they have the outdoor space, it’s my child’s favourite place as we don’t have a garden, so I feel like she doesn’t miss out".

"If I had known about this pre-school for my boys I would have had brought them here. My child has thrived here for the last two years. She is a very confident young lady – because of cherry blossom. The staff are phenomenal and very caring. I always feel secure when I drop her off in the morning".

"My son has learnt lots at Cherry Blossom and is going to start school in September, and what he has learnt here will give him the tools he needs for reception"

"The staff at Cherry Blossom go above and beyond when it comes to the children's experience at pre-school, there is always different activities every day for the children and I wouldn't have my daughter go anywhere else"

"My son attended Cherry Blossom and the change in him from when he started was wonderful, he was more outgoing and always wanted to learn new things. Forest School gave him more confidence and he has made some good friendships. He still talks a lot about Cherry Blossom."

"The teachers are wonderful with the children and spend a lot of quality time with them and I feel he is very safe in their care. They have helped him learn many new skills, such as reading, writing, social skills and how to communicate with others. There is a great outdoor area which give the children the freedom to have messy play in the mud, sandpit, vegetable growing and digging in the fresh air"