Introduction
Services
Vision
The Team
The Schedule
The Outdoors
Your Pre-Schooler
Your Toddler
Your Baby
Learning Journeys
Key Persons
The Curriculum
Meals & Snacks
Parent's Comments
Ofsted Comments
Join Us
Contact Us
Gallery

Introduction

Fledglings is a 40 place Day Nursery open from 8am-6pm all year round, situated in the grounds of Fulham Palace offering quality, affordable care and learning for children aged 0 to 5 years.

We believe that an important feature of our setting is our happy atmosphere and our primary concern is for your child’s well-being. A child who is happy and secure displays confidence and independence.

We are located in Fulham Palace. next to Bishops Park, in our own extensive grounds with large spacious playrooms for babies, toddlers and pre-school children.

Our excellent outdoor learning environment is in full use all year round providing many opportunities and interests for your child. We ensure that even our youngest fledglings will have use of the surroundings with visits to the palace gardens, picnics and trips into Bishops Park to feed the ducks.

 

Services

  • Qualified, experienced, dedicated and enthusiastic staff team
  • Exceptional outside environment able to support high quality learning which builds on the children’s interests and capabilities
  • Flexible full time and part time packages available
  • A safe, secure and nurturing environment to support your child’s individual needs
  • Quality care and early years education
  • Nursery education grant funding accepted for eligible children.
  • Nursery vouchers accepted

Vision

We are committed to making the child the centre of our work. In order to make this effective, we aim to foster good relationships with parent/corers, recognising them as the child’s first and most important educators. We believe that a good partnership between home and the setting will help the child hove the best possible experience in their formative early years.

Fledglings aims and objectives are to:

  • Provide a safe, stimulating, caring and learning environment in which babies and children from the age of birth to 5 years can feel happy and secure.
  • Ensure children receive the high quality, challenging learning opportunities which build on the children’s interests and capabilities and are carefully planned to work with the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Manage the transition between leaving their home environment and settling into our early years setting
  • Ensure all children feel valued, respected and included
  • Provide children with a very naturalistic environment indoors and outdoors where they are encouraged and supported
  • Ensure staff and other adults provide a good role model in their relationships with others
  • Ensure children’s early experiences are of the highest quality
  • Provide children with opportunities to develop their physical, intellectual, language, creative, emotional and social skills both indoors and outdoors
  • Promote the welfare of children and encourage their independence through the use of appropriate praise and reassurance
  • Encourage positive attitudes to self and others, and develop confidence and self-esteem
  • Create opportunities for both indoor and outdoor play which, at times, is challenging both physically and mentally
  • Encourage children to explore, appreciate and respect their environment
  • Provide opportunities to stimulate interest and imagination
  • Extend children’s abilities to communicate ideas and feelings in a variety of ways
  • Promote a close relationship with parents, carers and the community
  • Recognise every child is an individual with his/her own personality. We encourage each child to develop at their own pace and to explore the delights of being a child, whilst discovering that learning for life is fun and fascinating
  • Develop the children’s awareness of diversity in the community and respect for each others values and customs
  • Be involved with the children’s play, engaging in conversation and interact appropriately, extending their learning and understanding
  • Self evaluate to enhance our performance
  • Promote liaison between nursery and the local primary schools

The Team

We pride ourselves on our staff team and we strongly believe that our team are our most valuable resource. Fledglings at the Palace has a long standing and highly professional tea m.

Our team members are carefully selected for their ability to provide warm and consistent care, and for their understanding of the developing physical emotional and intellectual needs of the children.

All our staff are vetted to meet rigorous requirements set by Ofsted and ourselves. Prior to starting work, satisfactory references from the most recent former employers and Disclosure and Barring Service checks are obtained for each member of staff we employ. These checks are updated on a regular basis, regardless of length of service or qualifications.

We want Fledglings to be the best which is why attracting and retaining the best staff is paramount. Our staff are crucial in providing a memorable nursery experiences to our families and our aim is to offer them the best training opportunities to support our childcare and education philosophy.

Our team undertake lots of different training which include:

  • First Aid – specialising in paediatric
  • Safeguarding – including full team and designated officer training
  • Food hygiene
  • Elklan training
  • Special Educational Needs
  • EYFS
  • Planning, observing and learning journeys
  • Behaviour management
  • Mathematic and literacy in the outdoors
  • Child development

The Schedule

Indoor and outdoor experiences are planned offering a wide variety of opportunities. The routine encourages children to socialise with others and experience small groups as well as investigating resources and activities independently or with a supportive member of staff.

The day is structured but flexible to meet the individual needs of the children. A flexible timetable lets us make the most of moments that arise when the children discover something new that interests them. It allows us to extend play periods so children gain maximum learning and fulfilment from what they are doing.

Staff plan for their key children and work with them through focused activities throughout the day. Observations and assessments or e mode and these inform future planning alongside the children’ s interests.

From the moment children arrive there will be a choice of activities set out with materials that vary throughout the year.

We offer a wide range of resources that are set out in on attractive way. Some of the activities offered to the children include:

  • Sand play
  • Water play
  • Role ploy
  • Physical activities (indoors and out)
  • Listening activities
  • Construction ploy
  • Jigsaws
  • Cooking
  • Croft, pointing and drawing activities
  • Story time
  • Games
  • Music al activities
  • ICT activities
  • Visit s to local areas of interest
  • Pets to care for, learning important life skills

Play is natural to children and is the way in which they learn. Through play the children learn new skills, develop new interests, encounter new experiences and build on previous knowledge.

At Fledglings we strive to provide a secure and caring learning environment where children learn through meaningful play using materials and equipment carefully selected by staff and children.

The Outdoors

The children take part in a huge variety of activities in our spacious garden and the surrounding Bishops Park, The River Thames and historic Fulham Palace, such as building dens, making leaf pictures, creating fantasy worlds, cooking in mud kitchens, caring for the environment and wildlife including our ducks and rabbits, as well as having plenty of opportunity for free exploration of the wooded area in our extensive garden alongside experienced child-centred staff. The teaching staff are very well qualified, with a passion for outdoor learning, and understand how to cover all areas of the Early Years curriculum in an exciting hands-on way that children love.

There has been much research on the subject of the benefits of outdoor play.

Firstly, outside is a natural environment for children. There is a freedom associated with the space which cannot be replicated inside. Children playing and learning in an outdoor environment appear more active, absorbed, motivated and purposeful, and develop a more positive attitude to learning.

Secondly, the environment where we work and play affects our emotions. Children will often be less inhibited outside, and more willing to join in with activities, talk and come out of their shells.

Thirdly, outdoors is the perfect place to learn through movement, which is one of the four vehicles through which children can learn, the others being play, talk and sensory experiences. All of these happen more naturally outside, but with so much space and so many opportunities to move in different ways, the setting supports learning through movement particularly well.

There are also clear health benefits associated with outdoor learning. Children need daily exercise, vigorous enough to get them out of breath with their hearts and lungs working hard. NHS guidelines say that children under 5 need three hours exercise a day and that it should be with a mixture of bone strengthening, muscle building and cardiovascular.

Your Pre-Schooler

The pre-school room at Fledglings is designed to encourage your child’s growing independence and need to investigate where they not only

build their skills but also gain a respect for others and their own sense of confidence. In our safe learning environment your pre-schooler will develop their critic al thinking skills, stimulate their curiosity and engage in a range of activities geared to prepare your child for school and lifelong learning such as:

  • Construction and Design
  • Dramatic Play
  • Early Writing Skills
  • Creativity and Art
  • Listening and Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Understanding the World

Your Toddler

Walking changes everything. Your toddler wants to go everywhere and do everything. At Fledglings our practitioners take great care to create a toddler environment geared for exploration, excitement, exercise and plan learning experiences that stimulate and challenge your child each and every day to help shape your toddler’s brain, personality, behaviour and health.

We know that children learn best by having a variety of choices in a safe organized environment, that’s why the toddler room (Robins) at Fledgling s is designed around activity-based learning:

  • Active & Gross Motor Play: Rocking and riding toys and climbing structures
  • Fine Motor Play: Action/react ion toys, puzzles and stacking toys
  • Imagination & Quiet Play: items to stimulate imagination like dolls and accessories, kitchen sets and p lay food
  • Language Development, Music and Movement: CD players, children’s books, musical instruments and puppets
  • Creative Arts & Exploration: Art materials, and water and natural sensory materials

Your Baby

The baby room (Wrens) at Fledglings is equipped with areas designed to stimulate your baby’s learning. In addition to providing care and playtime our early years practitioners will engage you baby through

  • Movement: Babies use their senses and bodies to learn about the world. Our Movement Area allows your baby to move and participate in practitioner-guided physical development exercises. In this area you might see soft climbers, mats, balls, push and pull toys, instruments, bean bags and treasure baskets.
  • Exploration: Manipulating objects and interacting with different outlook.com materials helps babies to learn early mathematics and science concepts like size, shape and texture, and practice key skills like hand-eye coordination. In the exploration area, your baby will play with soft blocks, big cars and trucks, peg puzzles, nesting cups and more.
  • Relaxation: The cosy area is a quiet place where your baby can feel rested and refreshed. In this space, babies and practitioners quietly read books about people, animals and familiar objects and snuggle together with pillows, soft toys and other cuddly objects.

Learning Journeys

Fledglings will keep a learning journey record for each child. Staff and parents working together on their children’s achievements is one of the ways in which Fledglings and parents work in partnership. Your child ‘s learning journey helps us to celebrate together their achievements and to work together to provide what your child needs for their well-being and to make progress.

Your child’s key person will work with you to keep this record. To do this you will both collect information about your child’s needs, activities, interests and achievements. This information will enable the key person to identify your child’s stage of progress. You and the key person will then decide on how to help your child to move on to the next stage.

For babies, you will receive a doily log of your baby’s feeding. sleeping, toileting and learning activities, so you can be confident your baby will experience a nurturing and calming environment, focused on developing positive and trusting relationships.

Key Persons

The Early Years Foundation Stage emphasises the importance of key relationships for children, including those relationships between children, their parents/corers and   a key person within a setting.  At Fledglings at the Palace Day Nursery we recognise and value the importance of these relationships and allow plenty of time, opportunities and experiences for strong relationships to build.

We implement and maintain an established key person system at Fledglings to ensure we can effectively meet the children’s needs and care for them to the best of our abilities, helping them to feel safe, secure and settled at our Nursery.

Our secret to successful, strong relationships with our children and their parents and carers is through our thorough sett ling in process. This essential settling period is planned around each individual child giving them enough quality time to get to know the whole team, their new surroundings at nursery and most importantly their key person.

The Curriculum

All children will be respected and their individuality and potential recognised, valued and nurtured. Activities and opportunities are offered for children to explore, acknowledge and value differences between themselves and others.

Children start to learn about the world around them from the moment they are born. The care and education offered by Fledglings helps children to continue to do this by providing all of the children with interesting activities that are developmentally appropriate

For children between the ages of 0 and 5 years the group provides a curriculum for the foundation stage of education. This curriculum is used by all schools and nurseries for children 0-5 years old. It is set out in a document, published by the Deportment for Education. The guidance divides children’s learning and development into three prime areas and four specific areas, these are as follows:

Print Areas:

  • Personal, social and emotional
  • Communication and language
  • Physical development

Specific Areas

  • Mathematics
  • Expressive arts and design
  • Literacy
  • Understanding of the world

For each area, the guidance sets out learning goals. These goals state what it is expected that children will know and be able to do by the end of the reception year of their education. For each early learning goal, the guidance sets out stepping stones, which describe the stages through which children are likely to pass as they move to achievement of the early learning goals. More information on this can be found on our parent’s notice board.

Play helps young children learn and develop through doing, talking and toking their interests forward. Research has shown that this is the means by which young children think. We use the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to pion and provide a range of learning activities indoors and outdoors.

Characteristics of Effective Learning

This port of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum describes children’ s attitudes to learning and ‘how’ they learn rather than ‘what’ they learn. If positive habits ore formed in their early years, children will be able to apply these learning styles throughout their lives.

Playing & Exploring

Finding out and Exploring: children use all their senses to understand the natural world and the changes.

Being willing to have a go: children have lots of opportunities to risk take and risk manage.

Playing with what they know: children have endless opportunities for role play and for testing out ideas

Active Learning

Being involved and concentrating: children are naturally more engaged in self -chosen activities. With time for them to extend their play and learning in their own direction, they will enjoy the benefits of staying with a task or activity for an extended period.

Enjoying what they set out to achieve: enjoying achieving what they set out to do. There is no right or wrong way to ploy with the open-ended resources

Keeping on trying: activities and being outdoors promotes resilience, falling over, getting muddy.

Creating & Critical Thinking

Having their own ideas: children will develop their own games and play and be involved in planning their own activities

Making links: children notice patterns in the natural world from seasons to leaf shapes. They use their knowledge to make predictions and test their ideas

Choosing ways to do things: problem solving through real life experiences, e.g. how will we move this heavy log, how can we redirect the flow of this stream?

Meals & Snacks

Fledglings take great pride in offering nutritious and healthy food. We focus on healthy eating and the nursery team will endeavour to supply varied, visually attractive and nutritious meals to the children in the setting.

We believe in the importance of a healthy and balanced diet to fuel growth and development.

Our menus ore full of tasty and interesting dishes that provide children with a wide range of tasty meals from all around the world. We spent a lot of time analysing each dish to ensure every meal has the correct nutritional value but most of all, that it tastes great and encourages children to try new things.

Our aims are:

  • To provide the recommended 5 portions of fruit and vegetables daily
  • To provide children under the age of 5 with a wide and nutritionally

balanced diet to develop their health growth and wellbeing

  • To show children that mealtimes are a good time to socialise with each other and to share food together

Children eat with their eyes! We are well aware that sometimes children can be very fussy eaters. Our menus are seasonal and reflect a diversity of cultures. enhancing the children’s experience of the wider world.

Meals are a combination of healthy, nutritious foods, locally sourced. freshly prepared on site in our kitchen by our chef Velmore and served attractively.

We provide a full meal service of breakfast, a two-course lunch and a tea with regular fruit snacks.

Drinks of milk and water are available throughout the day.

Children’s individual dietary needs ore token into consideration and any special diets such as dairy free, vegetarian etc. are catered for.

We do not add any salt to our meals and sugar is kept to a minimum.

Menus follow a 4 weekly, seasonal timetable and where possible, promote independence we encourage children to make choices, e.g. choose fillings for baked potato.

If a child is not eating well we will inform parents.

Baby Meals

We will take our lead from you when the time arrives tor weaning. Our manager and nursery staff will work with you to ensure an appropriate weaning diet, using fresh fruit and vegetables.

If you are breastfeeding your baby and would like to visit the nursery to do this, please feel free at any time. Alternatively, you may wish to supply us with bottles each day.

Our staff will work with you to ensure your baby is fed in the way and the time that you would like.

Parent's Comments

L&D

The biggest thank you to you all for your love, care and making K a very happy little girl.

I cannot believe it’s been 3 years when I nervously had to return to work. Since then K has grown up so much from walking. talking, feeding. Toilet training and more.

We are beyond grateful for the care and nurturing you have provided. Fledglings will remain a big part of our lives and we will miss you all very much.’

AH

‘We could not recommend Fledglings more highly. It had everything we could have possibly wanted and needed in a nursery for our daughter.

The staff are extremely caring and enthusiastic and are led by on excellent, approachable and imaginative manager, who went out of her way to help us and our little one wherever and whenever possible. A was motivated, engaged and cared for in a way that shone through daily. Seeing her development and growth in confidence during her time at Fledglings gave my husband and myself immeasurable pleasure and we will be forever grateful for everyone’s hard work and dedication during such an important time in our child’s life.

DS

‘Fledglings at the Palace is the most amazing school! Our DS has been at the school l for 2 years now and is so so happy. It is a loving, caring environment; most days my DS leaves the school with hugs and kisses from the staff. Summers at the school are the best, with the children playing outside for most of the day. The staff also go the extra mile for the children, giving up their weekends to celebrate Halloween, Royal Weddings etc. In a nutshell I couldn’t have asked for a better school for my DS

A&N

‘You have all been beyond wonderful. The effort and love you give the kids are second to none and we think you are a team of very special Mary Poppins! Thank you for everything you do, you give the children so much happiness, and that’s a real talent.’

A&B

When A came to Fledglings she couldn’t walk, talk, dance, sing, love or laugh. Now she can do all those things. We are so very happy she had the benefit of your love, care and attention and in such a wonderful setting as Fulham Palace. We will miss you and know that A will speak of you often. We will never know completely the joys and wonder she experienced at nursery as they are her memories to treasure but we know as parents we always felt a lot of support and care from the team to us.

A heartfelt thank you for everything you have done for A and us as a family. We are forever indebited to you.’ A&B

D&J

‘Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for for being a home away from home for D. You have all been such a special part of his life and have greatly contibuted to the little boy he has grown up to be. I am so grateful for all the love and support you gave to him and to us all as a family. You can be so proud of the passionate and nuturing school you give to the children.’

R&N

‘We would like to thank you all for looking after our boys for the last year and a half. This has been a time of such happiness to them. They have learned and grown so much with your care and help. We will miss you all so much!’

H&N

Thank you for being the best carers I could imagine for little W! He has changed so much from the shy little guy that started with you in the Wrens Room. It has been the most comforting thing in the world to know that your one is left in such brilliant hands.

NPH

Our son has had such a wonderful time at Fledglings. We looked around several nurseries and Fledglings completely won us over from the start. We were so impressed with all of the staff and with their energy, dedication and enthusiasm. It was always a warm and welcoming place to leave him and there were so many things he loved – the amazing garden, the rabbits, the ducks, trips around the park and to the river, eating cake made using eggs from their own ducks, and lots and lots of singing! He has had great relationships with staff and other children, and had such fun playing and learning with them.

CI

It’s been a pleasure to bring my little boy to your nursery and seeing him so happy and settled. Well done and keep up the excellent work!

SW

We would like to thank you all for making A’s experience such a memorable one! A has come on so much since being with you all. Thank you also for all the confidence you have given me as a new first time mum.

MD

What an inspirational place this nursery is, full of ideas, fun and an exceptional place to live, learn and love.

CE via Twitter

Just returned from a visit to @fledglings1. What a wonderful setting, educational yet homely, an outside area to die for. Lucky little ones!

AW via Twitter

Really proud of @fledglings1 today, handled today like pros! So glad my little pud is a family member at such a fantastic place! 🙂

Ofsted's Comments

How well the early years provision meets the needs of the range of children who attend.

Staff use their good knowledge of how children learn to support children’s needs well. They know that children develop at their own rate and pion and provide interesting activities that hold children’s attention. Consequently, children are making good progress in their learning and are eager to take part in activities at the nursery. Each child has a learning journey that staff use to record their development and next steps in their learning. This means that staff provide focused activities that target children’s specific learning needs. For example. planning to help babies to learn how to move from a sitting position so they can begin to crawl. Staff use observations. photographs and children’s work to show children’s progress clearly and how they intend to support children’s learning further. Staff involve parents in their children’s development and regularly share information with them. Parents comment that they are really happy with the daily feedback and diary sheets that they receive from staff. This means that the staff involve parents in their children’s learning on an ongoing basis. Staff carry out the progress check for two-year-old children for all children of that age. They share the checks with parents for them to review their children’s progress at parents· meetings. This means that staff can identify potential gaps in children’s development and parents are very aware of the progress their children are making.

Staff liaise with parents and carers to find out about each child’s background and share information when they start at the nursery. Staff record children’s comments in the learning journeys and discuss these with parents. This helps staff to support children’s learning well. Staff have a good understanding of working with children who are learning or speaking English as an additional language. Staff encourage parents to share information about home languages and key words when their children start at the nursery. This helps to promote children’s inclusion.

The nursery provides a good range of activities to cover all areas of learning. Children demonstrate that they learn effectively as they play in the well set up indoor area.

Children make shapes out of magnets, which helps them to develop physically and further their mathematical skills as they learn about the names of shapes. Young children have chalks and paints to draw and write on large easels. This helps the development of their early writing skills. Sta ff talk to children and respond to their questions so they learn the art of conversation and develop their language skills. For example, staff discuss with children how many children are having lunch and which place mats to put out for them.

Staff ensure that children enjoy a wide variety of activities in the large. enclosed garden and visit the local park. They learn about the natural world from activities. such as digging, weeding and planting vegetables. These support children’s physical development and understanding of the world around them.

The contribution of the early years provision to the well-being of children

Staff care for children in a spacious, welcoming. and safe environment. There is a calm, relaxed atmosphere throughout the nursery. The effective key person system clearly helps children to feel comfortable and form secure attachments so they develop their emotional well-being and independence. Staff discuss children’s individual needs with their parents before they start to look after them. The settling-in procedure is gradual and staff support parents to minimise their own and their children’s anxieties. Parents comment that they know their key person, which enables them to have a good point of contact. This helps children to feel confident and secure at the nursery and provides continuity of care.

Staff are respectful to children when they remind them about their behaviour and children know how to behave well when they are playing. For example. children wait for a turn when two of them want to use the wheelbarrow. As a result, children play happily together and share toys. Sta ff frequently praise children’s good behaviour and their being polite and courteous. Sta ff show a lot of interest in what children do and say and respond to children’s comments to help children to develop positive behavioural and social skills.

Staff complete regular and thorough risk assessments of the indoor and outdoor areas. These help to promote children’s safety as staff identify and minimise potential hazards. Children practise regular fire drills; which staff evaluate afterwards to further support children to learn what to do in an emergency. Staff are able to take appropriate action in the event of on occident as some staff hold paediatric first aid qualifications. Children take small but safe risks when playing, for example as they balance on wooden boards in the garden. Staff provide suitable challenges to help children extend their understanding of risk and have a well-developed understanding of safe practices.

Staff enable children to learn about a healthy lifestyle through frequent outdoor activities and fresh air in the garden and in the local park, where they have plenty of opportunities to ploy and learn. Staff follow children’s dietary needs well, this means they include all children in activities. The children eat healthy home cooked meals and staff encourage them to try new fruit and vegetables. Mealtimes are sociable occasions when children chat with staff and friends and develop their independence by pouring their own drinks. Staff promote good hygiene procedures by reminding children to wash their hands at relevant times and to use separate paper towels. This approach helps children to understand about good personal hygiene.

Children have access to a wide range of appropriate toys and resources indoors and outdoors. The premises are organised effectively to support children’s independence. For example, children’s pegs ore at a low level so that they can hang up their coots and other belongings independently. Staff organise the nursery so that children know they can initiate their play and help themselves to resources which are well laid out. As a result, children can make their own choices as to where and what they would like to play with to develop their confidence and physical well-being.

The effectiveness of the leadership and management of the early years provision

The management demonstrate a clear understanding of their responsibilities to meet the learning and development requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage. The manager and staff work closely with the parents to bring about the best possible outcomes for all the children. There is a good range of policies and procedures to inform parents and to guide staff in their practice. Policies are up to date, reflect changes in legislation and support staff in their practice. Staff supervise children well in all areas of the nursery, maintain ratios and make sure children’s individual needs are met. Staff have a good understanding of the safeguarding and welfare requirements. including child protection procedures. They have safeguarding training to support their knowledge and provide a safe environment in which children play and learn. Staff know to report any concerns they may have to the relevant authorities. This means that staff are aware of their role and responsibilities to protect children’s welfare and all safeguarding requirements are met effectively.

The management use self-evaluation well to reflect on practice and recognise priorities for improvement. For example, they look at the evening routine to see how they can improve it to make it meet the children’s and parents need more effectively. This shapes the service the nursery offers, promoting good outcomes for children.

Staff recruitment procedures are rigorous and robust to make sure adults caring for children are suitable to do so. Successful induction processes are in place and all new staff are required to familiarise themselves with the nursery’s policies and procedures. The management improve staff performance through appraisals training opportunities and team meetings. The management regularly assess staff work and look at further training opportunities. This reflects the strength of the leadership and commitment to supporting continual professional development. The management lead a close staff team, who ore enthusiastic and work well together. This means that staff are happy in their work and children benefit from consistent support and teaching.

Staff work closely in partnership with the parents and share information about what children have been doing at home. This means there is consistency of care between home and the nursery to support children’s progress. Parents are very positive about the care and teaching their children receive at the nursery. They say that they are ‘very happy’ by the nursery and the flexibility it offers for their children.

To read our full Ofsted report click below

2752881 (ofsted.gov.uk)

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Become a Fledgling

Making decisions about your child’s care and education can be challenging. Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to make your choice of Fledglings a confident one.

Once you’ve decided to join us at Fledglings an initial visit will be arranged so information can be gathered to support your child ‘s settling in.

Starting any new nursery or school isn’t always easy. A child ‘s first day con be filled with anxiety over the unknown and a few tears too. We focus on making the process as welcoming and worry-free as possible, and we’ll always be available if you have any concerns. Your child’s happiness is of paramount importance to us.

We structure the first few weeks of your child’s time at Fledglings in a way that makes the transition as smooth as possible.

During the first few weeks at Fledglings you can expect:

  • A tour of the setting and an overview of your child ‘ s daily routine
  • A welcome letter
  • An observation and a photo from your child’s first day
  • A lot of face to face communication

Of course, our open communication doesn’t stop in the first few weeks. At three weeks or 30, our friendly staff team ore always available for an extra chat or meeting should the need arise.

When you choose fledglings, you can rest assured knowing that your child is getting the very best of care and education in an exceptional environment.

Come and visit Fledglings and see what we mean! We look forward to meeting you and your little one.

It’s free to go on our waiting list, down load our application form, email, pop it in the post or drop it in!

Contact Us

Fledglings at the Palace Day Nursery
Fulham Palace, Bishops Avenue
Fulham, London
SW6 6EA 0207 101 2035 07903 644530 fledglingsfulham@cbcservices.org.uk

Fledglings at the Palace is situated on the grounds of historical Fulham Palace, right next to Bishops Park.

Fledglings is a 10 minute walk from Putney Bridge and a 5 minute walk from Fulham Palace Road

Local Transport

Buses: 14, 85, 74, 430, 93, 39, 220, 270, 265, 22, 37 & 337

Tube: Putney Bridge Station