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The Hospital Day Nursery


We welcome every child into a happy, stable, safe and secure environment. The purpose built nursery has an excellent garden and provides ideal space and facilities.


The Hospital Day Nursery is situated in the grounds of Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup. The Hospital built a brand new purpose built day nursery in 2004, which is currently registered for 60 children.


The nursery is divided into 4 rooms:


Butterflies - 3 months to 1 year (1:3 ratio)

Dragonflies - 1 to 2 years (1:3 ratio)

Ladybirds - 2 to 3 years (1:4 ratio)

Bumblebees - 3 to 5 years (1:8 ratio)



The Hospital Day Nursery Provides:


  • Fantastic opening hours for working parents/carers (06:50 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.) opening 52 weeks of the year.
  • The nursery is purpose built and offers a safe and stimulating environment for every child.
  • Each room is bright, airy and fully air conditioned.
  • Provides a home from home environment.
  • Your child will gain many different experiences throughout their time at the nursery; this will be provided through planned and spontaneous activities which will be lead by the staff and the children.
  • Termly reports are written on the individual child and the nursery holds parents/carers open days twice a year.
  • The nursery provides healthy and nutritious cooked meals, which are cooked in our kitchen. Weekly fresh fruit and vegetables are supplied by a local green grocer.
  • Open door policy for all parents/carers.
  • Communication books are written for every child on a daily basis up until the age of three and then a detailed verbal account will be provided.
  • Questionnaires are sent out to every parent/carer every six months; this enables us to evaluate the services we provide at the nursery. Parents/carers ideas and suggestions are warmly welcomed.


Ofsted comments for The Hospital Day Nursery


“Children successfully develop their imagination during their play. They use a wide range of resources that successfully support their role play ideas.”


“Staff use the information from their observations and assessments well to plan for children's next stage in learning. Children make good progress and any gaps in development are steadily closing.”


“Staff provide a welcome and stimulating environment, They are sensitive and responsive to children's emotional well-being.”


“Staff encourage good partnerships with parents, such as sharing a wide range of information about children's care and development.”


“Staff complete thorough risk assessments of the environment, which helps to identify and minimise hazards to children.”


“Staff have secure understanding of their child protection responsibilities. Staff are aware of their duty to prevent children from being drawn into extreme ideas and views.”



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The Hospital Day Nursery Registration Form


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The Hospital Day Nursery Prospectus


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