Our nurseries plan and implement an enriched curriculum that offers every individual child a unique and meaningful experience.

This is reflected in our Ofsted ratings and in the Inspectors’ praise and recognition of each nursery:

“All children are making excellent progress and are developing the attitudes, skills and dispositions needed for their next steps in learning and their move to school.”

“Staff provide an innovative range of exciting and stimulating resources, indoors and outdoors, that inspires children to learn.”

“Staff provide extremely exciting opportunities for children to develop independence and experience physical challenge.”

“Staff are exceptional role models and children’s behaviour is exemplary for their age.”

“All children benefit from remarkable outdoor learning experiences. They visit the local woodlands to take part in engaging and empowering forest school sessions and go for walks in the local area.”

“Parents speak extremely highly about the nursery. They say that their children love attending and describe the support their children receive as ‘amazing’.”

“Parents speak extremely highly about the service provided. They say that their children have great fun and are always excited to attend.”

“Staff are highly skilled at developing children’s vocabulary throughout the day and children make excellent progress in this area.”

“Children are extremely active in the outdoor area and develop strong physical skills.”

“Children’s well-being is at the core of everything staff do and behaviour throughout the nursery is impeccable.”

“ Children flourish in the remarkably caring, calm and purposeful atmosphere that staff foster throughout the nursery.”

“The well-qualified staff provide children with an exciting environment and stimulating play opportunities to enhance children’s learning.”

Staff are inspirational teachers. They know the children extremely well and plan activities that successfully capture children’s imagination.”

“Staff build highly successful links with parents and keep them very well informed of their children’s progress. They give parents excellent support to continue children’s progress at home.”

“Children build on their learning as they progress through the nursery and make remarkable progress.”

“Staff use excellent behaviour strategies and teach children to respect one another exceptionally well. Children play cooperatively, and their behaviour is exemplary.”

“Parents described the nursery as ‘one that is welcoming and where staff are caring, provide very good support and are remarkable’. Partnerships with parents are very strong.”

“The manager and staff are extremely warm and caring practitioners. They collect plenty of information from parents about their children to accommodate individual needs and preferences.”

“Staff promote children’s good behaviour and social skills well. They skilfully and patiently support children to share the resources and include other children in their play.”

“The manager and staff team are ambitious. Overall, they are reflective and dedicated to providing the very best care and education for all children.”

“The nursery provides a well-designed curriculum and extensive opportunities in the learning environment to build children’s understanding of mathematical concepts.”

Our nurseries plan and implement an enriched curriculum that offers every individual child a unique and meaningful experience.

This is reflected in our Ofsted ratings and in the Inspectors’ praise and recognition of each nursery:

“All children are making excellent progress and are developing the attitudes, skills and dispositions needed for their next steps in learning and their move to school.”

“Staff provide an innovative range of exciting and stimulating resources, indoors and outdoors, that inspires children to learn.”

“Staff provide extremely exciting opportunities for children to develop independence and experience physical challenge.”

“Staff are exceptional role models and children’s behaviour is exemplary for their age.”

“All children benefit from remarkable outdoor learning experiences. They visit the local woodlands to take part in engaging and empowering forest school sessions and go for walks in the local area.”

“Parents speak extremely highly about the nursery. They say that their children love attending and describe the support their children receive as ‘amazing’.”

“Parents speak extremely highly about the service provided. They say that their children have great fun and are always excited to attend.”

“Staff are highly skilled at developing children’s vocabulary throughout the day and children make excellent progress in this area.”

“Children are extremely active in the outdoor area and develop strong physical skills.”

“Children’s well-being is at the core of everything staff do and behaviour throughout the nursery is impeccable.”

“ Children flourish in the remarkably caring, calm and purposeful atmosphere that staff foster throughout the nursery.”

“The well-qualified staff provide children with an exciting environment and stimulating play opportunities to enhance children’s learning.”

Staff are inspirational teachers. They know the children extremely well and plan activities that successfully capture children’s imagination.”

“Staff build highly successful links with parents and keep them very well informed of their children’s progress. They give parents excellent support to continue children’s progress at home.”

“Children build on their learning as they progress through the nursery and make remarkable progress.”

“Staff use excellent behaviour strategies and teach children to respect one another exceptionally well. Children play cooperatively, and their behaviour is exemplary.”

“Parents described the nursery as ‘one that is welcoming and where staff are caring, provide very good support and are remarkable’. Partnerships with parents are very strong.”

“The manager and staff are extremely warm and caring practitioners. They collect plenty of information from parents about their children to accommodate individual needs and preferences.”

“Staff promote children’s good behaviour and social skills well. They skilfully and patiently support children to share the resources and include other children in their play.”

“The manager and staff team are ambitious. Overall, they are reflective and dedicated to providing the very best care and education for all children.”

“The nursery provides a well-designed curriculum and extensive opportunities in the learning environment to build children’s understanding of mathematical concepts.”

ICP Nurseries Limited is a nursery company that started in 2016 with the strategy of acquiring a collection of the very best nursery settings in Greater London, the Home Counties and the South East.   Our approach is child-centred – all children engage in meaningful play in an environment that has the best equipment and resources in the sector.  This means that all our children can develop social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally and gain the self-confidence required for later life.  

Whilst we look to retain the ethos and name of the business after acquisition i.e. what makes the Nursery so differentiated in the first instance, we are absolutely focused on improving the environment, the childcare practice and the staff team’s skills and knowledge.

The plan is to grow a group not a chain – retaining the individuality and uniqueness of each setting within their local community is very important to us.

Our Mission is to deliver exceptional education and outstanding childcare to our children and families, through our commitment to valuing and developing staff and providing engaging and inclusive environments for all. We will deliver this mission through Our Core Values – integrity, excellence, team work, dedication, and equality.

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