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Parents as Partners


We believe that parents are the first educators of their children and that children learn through everything that they do and experience.

We will offer you opportunities to be part of what we do here at Paddington’s by working with you to develop initiatives for home and family learning.

Settling in

Children about to start nursery are encouraged to make one or two familiarisation visits with a parent/carer to help them settle in.

On their first ‘proper’ day with us, they will be welcomed by their class teacher and re-introduced to the other children. Whilst we try not to encourage children to bring their own toys from home with them, sometimes a teddy or blanket can be a comfort during the first few days. However, most children quickly settle in and enjoy their new surroundings. The settling in period is different for each child, and it may be advised that your child does some shorter sessions to begin with. This will help them to overcome the separation anxiety and support their individual needs.


Our registration and management practices are supported by a comprehensive set of policies and procedures, contained in our Operating Plan, which assure our compliance to the latest Care Standards.  These are available in our reception for you.

Connect Childcare / ParentZone

ParentZone is a smartphone app which gives you access to information about your child’s day at a time which suits you best.

  • ParentZone increases your partnership with your child's Nursery by allowing two way communication.

  • Have access to a timeline of Daily Events and Observations and Assessments including photos and videos or send a ‘Day in the life’ report straight to your email address.

  • Add observations from home using pictures and videos.

  • Communicate with your nursery through direct messages.


Dinara Kakibayeva

My son attended this nursery for the last 2 years and he loved it! 
Paddington has bright and spacious rooms, very good location (right next to the park). A lot of activities for kids, good teachers and TA’s. Well recommended.

Wicki Shad Woods

Paddington has been such a wonderful little, safe-haven for our daughter. Can't recommend it enough. We will surely miss everyone.

Dafne Cardin

Great nursery! Thank you for bringing out the best in my daughter. The teachers and assistants here have been simply amazing.. We are going to miss it so so much!

Svetlana Todd

My son has just completed FS1 at Paddington and I am really happy that we chose it for him. I love that they have bright spacious rooms with floor to ceiling windows so they get plenty of day light even when they are indoors. It's located right next to the JLT park so in the cooler weather they spend their mornings at one of the playgrounds or just on a lawn doing picnics and playing so they get plenty of fresh air and get moving. All teachers and TAs are caring and attentive. My son loved his class teacher Ms. Rachel and their Arabic/French teacher Ms. Ons. They also have an app through which you can see all your child's meals, sleep and pictures they take during the day, it also has evaluation/progress section so you know how your child is developing. My son really enjoyed his time there and made a lot of new friends, we will definitely miss it!

Aimee Whiteoak-Medcalf

Truly amazing! The team are passionate, caring and experienced. My son started at 3months old, the team gave us confidence to trust them with our little baby, he continues to attend today and has grown so much during his time at Paddington. He thoroughly enjoys going and is stimulated and engaged with different play based activities. I can’t imagine him attending anywhere else now. Thank you to the whole team.