The nursery is located in a residential area on the ground and first floor of Winterton House which is a property owned by Tower Hamlets Community Housing Association. It is situated in the heart of Watney market and on the borders of Whitechapel and Shadwell. The premises were previously used by the NHS and have been completely renovated in order to provide a bright, spacious and enabling environment for children aged between 2 and 5 years old.
Winterton House Nursery opened in May 2014 and offers funded early education places for 2 and 3 and 4-year olds. Eligible families get 15 hours of free high-quality early years care and education each week or some working parents may be eligible for the 30 hours. The premises were previously used by the NHS and have been completely renovated in order to provide a bright, spacious and enabling environment for children aged between 2 and 5 years old.
We aim not to be just a nursery, but to provide an environment where staff and children work in partnership with parents to secure common goals. All children in our care are treated as important individuals whose needs will vary according to their particular abilities and personalities. Your needs and concerns become ours whenever your child is in our care.
Statement of intent and Aim
We are a fully inclusive nursery and it is our aim to make our provision genuinely accessible to children and families from all sections of our local community through open and fair procedures.
Winterton House nursery provides early years places for children aged from 2 years old up until school age. As Winterton House Nursery does not have a defined catchment area, all parents are eligible to register their child’s name and all children will be considered fairly, irrespective or gender, race or disability.
Whilst Winterton House aims to provide a flexible working environment for its staff members, the nursery wishes to avoid any conflicts of interest within the setting, to this end the nursery does not offer places to children whose family members are employed by the setting or to students or volunteers’ children. This exclusion is extended to current student or current volunteers’ children.
We will also give priority to:
- Children with special needs
- Children from families with special needs
- Children that are looked after ie fostered
- Refugee children and children of asylum-seekers
- Children who are homeless or live in particularly difficult home circumstances
- Children over the age of 3½ years who do not attend any other form of early years provision
- Children referred through Social Services or the Health Visiting Team