The Rocking Horse is NDNA Nursery of the Year South 2018, 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."
Lovely feedback a bit of feedback from last night, just because we are used to "amazing" as the standard at RH doesn't mean we should stop recognising it! Beth stepped in for the parent evening as her key person is away and she did such a great job. She was prepared with notes and she seemed to know everything about M, you would think she spends her whole day with her! She addressed all areas of development and concern points from the past, it has honestly to be one of the best parent evening feedback I ever got, and we have been around RH a few years now! THANK YOU BETH! C Read More
19 Jul 2018
Lovely email from a parent- Our children love Stretch and Grow- Let's get physical I wanted to drop you a line regarding stretch and grow. For around a month now C has been raving about the classes. He speaks about the exercises he does and tells us the names of parts of his body. He clearly loves the lessons. Rarely a day passes without him mentioning what he has learnt with D. It is lovely for us to see how much he is enjoying improving his physical skills - eg balance and stretching. Read More
17 Jul 2018
Dear Parents, Polite reminder. We are rescheduling parent meeting tonight to next Wednesday 18th July, so we can all join in the Football cheers this evening! Thank you Read More
11 Jul 2018
Weekly News Monday 9th July 2018 Important Notice: Please remember that doors and gates MUST be closed securely at all times even when using your finger print. Hummingbirds We are having fun with planes, trains and automobiles. We will have fun with tyres, going for a walk to see the transport locally and exploring the sounds vehicles make. Please apply sun cream and keep hydrated Kingfishers Buzzy bees and flutter butterflies, Kingfishers will be looking at the different insects that we see in the summer time. We will have pictures and stories and see what we can find in the garden. Maybe we'll find a ladybird! Please apply sun cream and keep hydrated Quetzals We will be junk modelling this week- using old boxes and tubs to create our own weird and wonderful objects. Please bring in any empty cereal boxes, washed out pots, wrappers, fruit net bags etc. anything you can think of! We will be using this to talk about recycling and reusing, our planet and how we can help it stay sustainable. Please apply sun cream, keep hydrated and bring a swimming costume! Toucans Sailing the ocean seas, Toucans will be exploring high and low tide in their boats. They will learn about all sorts of water transport from pirate ships to canoes. They will make a boat for the garden and make their own pirate flag. They will learn about water safety and how a life jacket works. Please apply sun cream, keep hydrated and bring a swimming costume! Macaws The Macaws will continue to celebrate the wonders of Asia. This week we will look at Tanabata the Japanese star festival which falls on the 7th July. We will have fun with origami. We will also practice our songs for our show, our special graduation day- not long now! Please apply sun cream, keep hydrated and bring a swimming costume! Quotes of the week: Louis and other children were examining ants, Louis said, 'These ants are antic.' Joshua s said, ' God is everywhere to give us love and that means we are blessed.' Freya said, 'I need to go to the octitions to get glasses so I can do homework like my brother.' Sophia B said, 'Look Audrey I have a plaster on my knee because I got ketchup there!' Zachary asked Beth "Who's the boss at nursery?" Beth said, "Who do you think?" He said "Audrey's the boss and when Audrey's not here, it's Beth." The Gate: We have recently had lots of forgetful parents not closing the gate behind them! Please remember how important it is- we have children who like to play up by the gate and if the gate is left open, a child could escape onto the road. You wouldn't leave your garden gate open, so make sure you close ours. If it continues, we will be forced to fine you and donate the money to the Child Accident Prevention Trust charity. Victoria Park Consultation: If you would like to have your say on planned changes to Victoria Park including, for example, asking for water fountains to be included in a new children's playground or other ideas that you might have then consider responding to Barnet Council's consultation, which closes on 13th August: https://engage.barnet.gov.uk/Victoria-Park-Finchley-consultation Notice: Please remember we require two full calendar months notice . Health Tip of the Week: Did you know your germs can travel up to 100 miles an hour when you sneeze?! Make sure you have a tissue ready to catch them! Dates for the dairy Wednesday 11th Hummingbirds, Quetzals and Kingfishers Parents Evening 6:45-8:30pm End of Year Celebrations Thursday 19th July 4:00pm- Toucans & Quetzals Summer show and Graduation Ceremony. All Toucans & Quetzals invited. Friday 20th July 4:00pm- Macaws Summer show and Graduation Ceremony. All Macaws invited Friday 27th July 3:30pm- Hummingbirds and Kingfishers Teddy Bears' Picnic. All Hummingbirds, Kingfishers and their parents invited. COME ON ENGLAND!!!! Read More
06 Jul 2018