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Little Bears Nursery School (The Green)

Who to contact

020 8532 9562

Where to go

3The GreenWansteadLondonE11 2NT
E11 2NT

Childcare Information

Provision Type(s)
Day nursery
Free Early Learning - 3 & 4 years
Free Early Learning - 2 years

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
02/12/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Satisfactory
01/06/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
15/07/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
07/10/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer


Age range
Early Years (0-4 years)
Shortbreak type

Education Offer


We aim to provide a high quality service, where all children feel valued and their individual needs met. Staff work with parents to provide activities which meet the children’s next steps and interests.

The emotional well being of the children is as high on our agenda as safety aspects and our aim is produce a home style environment to encourage the children to explore and learn but also to develop a positive image about themselves

Little Bear’s is a small 35 place setting. The nursery is divided into 4 base rooms and has a large garden.

Identifying children's needs

Little Bears’s tracks each child’s progress and holds  regular meetings with parents to discuss their child’s progress and permission sought for us to seek help externally if appropriate. Our SENCO would observe the child and ascertain what kind of support would be required. Dependent upon the need and obtaining parents’ consent our SENCO would contact the Area SENCO for support.

Dedicated contacts

Senco Officer- Kim Metson

Involving children and their families
  • Planning and review meetings
  • Advice on how to support learning at home 
  • Parenting advice
  • Regular contact between parents/carers and the setting
Range of support available
  • EYFS Curriculum planning differentiation
  • Support for behaviour
  • Partnership working with other professionals
Measuring children's progress

Little Bear’s works with external agencies and will work to deliver a specific programme to support specific children. As part of our normal practice each child’s progress is regularly monitored and tracked to ensure progression. We liaise regularly with parents and would arrange meetings to update both parents and agencies alike. The frequency of these meetings would depend upon each child’s needs and progress.

Support and training for school staff

As we are a small setting our nominated SENCO is suitably qualified and attends all Redbridge SENCO Forum meetings.  Both the SENCo and another member of the team attended Autism awareness training run privately via the Scycamore Trust.

Accessibility of the school

Little Bear’s is in a converted Victorian house and has 2 floors, the second floor accessible via a staircase. Each base room has exclusive access to children’s bathrooms.


All activities are risk accessed and equipment chosen on the basis of suitability. Staff work with parents and agencies to provide specific programmes to support children.

Transition arrangements

Transition is managed internally through our settling in programme.  Schools are invited to meet their new children in our setting. We use story and role play to further acclimatise the children to the transition to school.

Support and training for parents and carers
  • Parent workshops
  • Coffee mornings with parents
  • Parent consultation
  • SENCo
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