Childcare and Nursery Scoop 2016

Kensington Mums know how overwhelming it can be to find the right daycare service or nursery for children, which is why we are happy to introduce you with the Kensington Mums Childcare and Nursery  Scoop 2016. This will help families learn about the great and local nurseries and childcare options Kensington has to offer for their children.

 

 

Kiddi Caru Day Nurseries provide quality childcare and education for little ones aged 0 – 5 years. Their bright, spacious nurseries and knowledgeable childcare professionals are committed to providing the outstanding childcare solutions you would expect from a premium nursery provider. Visit Kiddi Caru Day Nurseries website for further information or to arrange a visit.

 

 

 

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Started in 2010 and run by Kensington resident Anna Cameron, Babysitters of Kensington & Chelsea (BOKAC) is the babysitting service that local families have come to rely on. BOKAC charge a flat rate of £10 per hour (£15 after 1am) with no hidden booking, registration or subscription fees. Their babysitters are experienced, local, reliable and people your children will love spending time with! You can view each babysitters’ profile and book and pay for your appointments online and in advance, eliminating the need for cash. Check their website for more information.
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At Bright Horizons, we provide high quality care and education for children aged between 3 months to 5 years. Our Chelsea and Ladbroke Grove nurseries (formerly kidsunlimited) are modern buildings each providing a warm, welcoming and stimulating environment. Our bespoke Ready for School programme gently introduces children to academic subjects to ease them in their transition to school. At Chelsea, we also offer a variety of activities including tennis, dance and Spanish. At our Ladbroke Grove nursery, we offer 3 dedicated outdoor areas and a rooftop garden where your child can extend their learning outdoors.  Check their website to find out more.
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Peques 1 copy 2Peques is a day nursery for children aged from three months to five years. We are open from 8 – 6, for 50 weeks per year. This outstanding setting is a bright and airy Church Hall with a beautiful garden set in a secure and homely environment in the heart of London. We aim to provide the highest standard of childcare putting emphasis on learning through play. Mandarin sessions are included in our curriculum and dance sessions are also available at a surcharge. We are a bilingual nursery delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum in English and Spanish. Check their website for more information.
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Roksana's classroom with children HRPangbourne House Montessori School opened in September. The school is owned by Sophia Russell-Cobb who managed Ladbroke Square Montessori School for over 30 years.  Pangbourne House is part of a modern development backing onto Saint Marks Park. It is spacious, light and homely. There is a large hall where the children enjoy dance, gym, music and drama, an art room for the children to develop their creativity and three Montessori-equipped classrooms.  The teachers are dedicated, sensitive and love being with children. They understand how important it is to develop each child’s sense of self, giving them confidence to take their part in the community.  Creative clubs for all ages are also on offer at Pangbourne House. Check their website for more information.

 

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Maria Montessori School – Holland Park. Open to children from 2 to 6 years old, our Children’s House (nursery) is a mixed aged environment specifically designed to help children to develop at their own pace. They work individually or in groups with hands-on activities aimed at helping them to become self-reliant, intellectually curious and fully equipped for the adventure of life. All our teachers are qualified AMI Diploma holders and we follow the authentic guidelines established by Dr Maria Montessori. We also offer a series of free introductory sessions on a simple approach to supporting your developing child for expecting parents and parents with toddlers. Visit their website for more information.
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Buttons Nanny Agency concentrates on providing a personal caring service to both applicant and candidate. We specialise in the placement of permanent and temporary live-out nannies in West London with many nannies successfully placed in the Kensington and Chelsea area over the last 22 years. We have thrived on word-of-mouth recommendations from happy Kensington clients and nannies over this time. We personally interview every perspective candidate and we get a minimum of 2 carefully checked references per candidate, usually more. Our nannies hold childcare qualifications, as well as a paediatric First Aid certificate and an enhanced DBS check. Most are Ofsted registered and all are willing to register if required. With Buttons, you are guaranteed a truly professional service and very high standards. Many of our nannies exclusively find work via us. We offer an 8 week guarantee period. For peace of mind, let Buttons find the perfect nanny for your family. Check website for more information.

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Smartaupairs ImageStruggling with the hectic pace of family life? Imagine having an extra pair of hands! Many families are already enjoying the benefits of cultural childcare! The au pair program offers a cost effective and intelligent solution to your childcare needs. Smartaupairs is a professional au pair agency with experience in placing thousands of au pairs. Our team is on hand to advise and support you from the moment you register until the end of the placement. Interested in learning more about the benefits of the au pair program? Check their website for more information.
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For a full list of all the children’s centres in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea  please click here. There can find listing in the North as well as South of the borough.

 

 

 

 

 

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St Pancras Recruitment Ltd founded by Marine Lienard to help families hire world class bilingual domestic staff. Their speciality is placing experienced French-speaking nannies in London and all over the world. They offer a bespoke premium service and pay particular attention to their clientele needs and take pride in matching families with the best nannies. This agency offer their clients face to face meeting to fully assess their needs. All candidates are fully vetted and they meticulously check their references over the phone. St Pancras Recruitment mainly work on recommendations and 80% of their clients are by word of mouth. Check their website for more information.