TLC is the only Jewish nursery in NW London which is open all year round and all day providing both Jewish and chol education in a fun environment.
We provide the highest standard of nursery care and excellent service in a loving and fun environment in our 5 rooms at Ner Yisrael Synagogue, Hendon.
We started the nursery primarily to cater for children whose working parents required longer hours of care for their children with longer days and fewer holidays, however, we are here for everyone.
Kodesh and Jewish education
We teach and involve every child – from our youngest babies to our oldest Pre-schoolers – a full curriculum of Kodesh content. From the earliest of ages our children learn about every aspect of Jewish life including:
- Parsha of the week
- Yom Tov/Chaggim and special days
- Berachos and benshing
- Shabbos party on Fridays
- Aleph-Beis writing and reading
We often link our Kodesh together with the EYFS curriculum
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
As an Ofsted registered nursery, we run our nursery in line with the early years foundation stage (EYFS) for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old.
According to the curriculum, the areas of learning mean that our children will mostly be taught through games and play. The areas of learning are:
- communication and language
- physical development
- personal, social and emotional development
- understanding the world
- expressive arts and design
Because of the assessments we undertake under the EYFS, our children’s progress will be reviewed both regularly and naturally by our experienced staff when they’re between 2 and 3
We play a primary role in recognising and understanding each child’s development and we will liaise with the parents in a loving and caring way throughout their stay
Open All Year
We do not close for the usual school holidays (half terms, summer terms etc) and will only close for Chaggim, throughout Pesach and Xmas week (as well as Bank holidays). On average we are open for about 49 weeks per year. Typically our nursery opening hours are 2-3 times longer per year than other many other daycare nurseries
Opening hours and daylengths
Our nursery opens at 08:30 every day (sometimes 8:15) and we offer a start time of either 08:30 or 09:00 with pick up times, on the half hour between 15:30 and 18:00 Monday to Thursday (and on Fridays 16:00 or 3 hours before the start of Shabbos)
Age groups and Rooms
TLC has 5 rooms for children aged between 8 months and 3+ years old (ages at the beginning of each September of the new school year) in our Pre-School, Nursery, Pre-Nursery, Toddler and Baby rooms
Flexibility of Booking
Parents can choose to book their children between any 3 and 5 days per week and any times between 08:30/09:00 and 18:00 subject to a minimum 7 hours per day. We do not offer “half days”