The Rocking Horse is an Ofsted Outstanding, privately owned and family run, registered children’s day nursery located in a quiet residential street in Finchley Central, London. The nursery is within walking distance of the beautiful grounds of Avenue House, Victoria Park and Finchley Central underground station.
"The Rocking Horse is the Mary Poppins of the nursery world - practically perfect in every way!"Parent
"Amazing nursery-brilliant teachers, lovely setting, our daughter loves it here!"Parent
"The staff are the best, so caring and genuine."Parent
"I'm sure you've heard it many times before but after being shown round by the lovely Beth, seeing how impeccably clean it was, and most importantly how very happy and relaxed the children all are, I wanted to let you know what a special place The Rocking Horse is - especially compared to all of the other nurseries I have seen. "Prospective Parent
"After visiting, we knew Rocking Horse was was simply brilliant. We visited many other nurseries, serving only to confirm that Rocking Horse is the only place we see our child."
Weekly News Monday 25th September 2017 Hummingbirds Role Play- we may be small but we love pretending! We'll have vegetables in the kitchen corner and make dinner for Sharon and her team. We'll be hairdressers and use the brushes to make each other look fabulous. We'll wear silly hats and sing songs. Kingfishers Kingfishers will continue to learn about their families. Sadly no one brought in any photos of their family last week so please do bring one this week so the children can talk to each other about their family. We'll be looking at what mummies and daddies do for us and talk about the other special people in our lives- siblings, grandparents, cousins etc. Quetzals Autumn's here and Quetzals want to explore it. They had some conkers brought in the week before which were fascinating so now they are going to go for a walk and see what they can find! They'll decorate their classroom to look like an autumnal wonderland with the treasures they bring back from their walk. They'll learn about the changing season and talk about the weather being more cloudy and rainy. Toucans Toucans have lots of new children in their room and so will be focusing on the Golden Rules this week. We will concentrate on Please and Thank you and how to share nicely. The children will make a book to show the Golden Rules through pictures of themselves demonstrating. The children will decide on their own rules and can make a display showing what rules they think are important. Macaws Macaws have a new book to explore- The Scarecrow's Wedding! They'll be learning all abut scarecrows, what they're made of and why we use them. From this they'll look at Harvest and make their own bread. They'll make two scarecrows to have a picnic with in the garden and dance with them to the song Dingle Dangle Scarecrow. Kindness with the Clangers continues this week with 'Kindness to our families' which you can talk about at home. Quotes of the week: Mia G said to Sharon "iPad Sharon, Google." Samuel went for a walk on Tuesday and said "I love walking." Magda put a U2 song on, Zac frowned and looked at her and said, "this is troll music!" Huxley gave Jessica's mum feedback at the end of the day, told her all about the toileting and said "Listen, listen. Jessica ate all of her lunch and now you can go home." Thank you Huxley, very helpful! School Open Mornings, Saturday 23rd September: Lochinver House, school for boys, and North London Collegiate, school for girls, are holding open mornings tomorrow 23rd September. Lochinver House is open 10:00-12:00 and North London Collegiate is open 10:00-12:30. If you are interested in attending, please look at their websites for further information: http://www.lochinverhouse.com/ http://www.nlcs.org.uk/ Audrey! We are pleased to have Audrey back on Monday, and we're sure that she would appreciate it if she could have a few days to catch up with the goings on before everyone tries to catch her on the phone or for a quick meeting. Thank you in advance. Harvest Festival Wednesday 27th September We have a collection hamper in the main entrance if you could donate any non-perishable goods. We will deliver our harvest to the church on Wednesday with the children where it will be distributed amongst the elderly and the less fortunate. Kindness with the Clangers 18th September -22nd October The NDNA (National Day Nurseries Association) have teamed up with the Clangers to promote Kindness over 5 weeks. Each week has a different theme revolving around kindness starting with 'What is Kindness?', then 'Kindness to our Family', Kindness to our Environment', 'Kindness to the Community', and finishing with 'Kindness to Ourselves'. They have provided lots of different activities for us to share in and we would love some parent participation. We'll give you some ideas of things you can do at home to help. We'll also be decorating our garden tree with kind thoughts and deeds so you can help write some kind words to share. Dates for the Diary: Wednesday 27th September- Harvest Festival. we will deliver our harvest collection to the church- please donate non perishable goods from Monday 25th. Wednesday 4th October- Rabbit in the Moon festival. We will make moon cakes to celebrate the moon's birthday for this Chinese festival. Monday 16th October- In preparation for Diwali we have a special dance class for Macaws and Toucans starting at 2:00pm. Thursday 19th October- Diwali. We will make tealight holders for this festival of lights and see what dance moves we can remember from Monday! Copyright © 2017 THE ROCKING HORSE NURSERY, All rights reserved. Our mailing address is: THE ROCKING HORSE NURSERY 5 VICTORIA AVENUE London, Eng N3 1BD United Kingdom www.therockinghorse-nursery.com Read More
22 Sep 2017
"After visiting your nursery, we knew Rocking Horse was simply brilliant. Being aware that you are heavily over subscribed we visited many other nurseries, serving only to confirm that Rocking Horse is the only place we see A. We know she will be nurtured and stimulated in equal measure and know that it's somewhere she will thrive. Everything about what we saw made it clear how much we would love A to be part of your community. We are writing to see whether there is anything (including selling a kidney) that we could do to improve our chances of getting a place. Of course we know we're not the only parents desperate to get our child into Rocking Horse, but we'd love the opportunity to talk through our options. " Read More
22 Sep 2017
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22 Sep 2017
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21 Sep 2017