Whittington Park Community Nursery



Our Ethos and Pedagogy

Children are capable and creative learners who co-construct their learning through meaningful relationships with their families, educators, community, culture, other children, adults and their environment.


Whittington Park Community Nursery opened in March 2016.  It is located in the heart of Whittington Park, opposite the astroturf.

It has its own lovely garden which is used for outdoor play, gardening and outdoor projects with the children.

We take 2-4 year old children who are eligible for free nursery care. To see if you are eligible please go online to https://www.islington.gov.uk/children-and-families/benefits-and-financial-support/free-early-learning.

If your child is not eligible for funding our fees are £8.50 per hour for 2 year olds and £7.50 per hour for 3 year olds.

You may also be able to pay for extra provision in certain circumstances to your child’s normal hours.

Please contact us to discuss your needs.

We are open term-time only:

  • Morning session  – 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
  • Afternoon session – 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm.
  • All day sessions – 9.00 am -3.00 pm or 10.00 am – 4.00 pm. This includes lunchtime – please ask for details about this

We welcome enquiries. Please email Catherine Gardner at nursery@whittingtonpca.org.uk or call the nursery on 0207 281 1987  if you would like any information, or to arrange a visit.


  • Warm and caring staff

  • Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted

  • Regular trips and outings

  • Culturally diverse

  • Large garden for outdoor play

  • Home-like environment

  • Forest School approach

Our Nursery




Our Trips

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Our Staff


Charlotte Grover – Early Years Educator – Catherine Gardner – Teacher and Lead Practitioner – Joan Caton – Deputy Lead Practitioner

Tamanna - Practitioner and Apprentice

Tamanna – Practitioner and Apprentice

Languages Spoken

As well as English, our staff speak French, Spanish, Italian, German, Bengali, Hindi and Arabic.

Statement of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

We welcome children with special educational needs and disabilities as part of our community, and aim to ensure that all children have an equal opportunity to access and engage in the early years curriculum. We believe that all children and their families have the right to be part of their local community and to be welcomed and included. We believe in the involvement of all our children and aim to include all their voices in what we do. Our nursery is fully accessible.

Please click here to read our Ofsted report https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/CARE/EY496140


“It’s a magic nursery.” Parent

“I want to thank Catherine, Joan and Charlotte for everything they’ve done and continue to do for me and my daughter. She’s definitely in the best place with the most awesome people.”  Parent

“The provision is clean, tidy, well-resourced and inviting for children to play in. The resources and materials reflect the diverse backgrounds of the children…Both inside and outside, rich learning opportunities are available…The children have the choice about whether they want to play inside or outside…..Children are clearly settled and secure and are keen to engage with the staff and resources as soon as they enter”. London Borough of Islington


Key Policies

Click on these links to view our key policies

Safeguarding Policy March 18 – final

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Prevent and British Values 2017

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) 2017


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