Robert Owen Nursery School and Children's Centre is a nursery school, childcare provider and children's centre. Built on the current site in 2000, it has evolved from the Robert Owen nursery school established in East Greenwich (Conley Street) in 1952.
We offer an 'outstanding' (Ofsted rated) nursery school for local children and families. This includes an exciting and challenging curriculum, a large nursery garden, highly qualified and experienced staff. inclusive ethos and continual professional development. We are open term time only and offer a holiday class for working families.
The nursery school is large and organised into mixed aged groups to maximise learning opportunities for all children. A key person system ensures that all children are included at all times. We offer 84 places for two year olds, some fee paying and some funded entitlement places under 'Together for Twos'. We provide a mix of 30 hour and 15 hour places for three and four year olds, and can accommodate up to 196 children of this age. We work on a ratio 1:4 for 2 year olds and 1:10 for 3 & 4 year olds, with qualified teacher in each of the seven classes.
Our children do exceptionally well at nursery and by the end of reception the large majority, 77% are achieving a good level of development.
"I cannot praise highly enough the care and attention given to my children at Robert Owen both in the nursery/pre school and the stay and play. I think everyone that works there truly puts the child at the heart of what they do. There is also an impressive and varied range of activity and support on offer” (PSS2014)
Our children's centre is run by the Quaggy Development Trust - see children's centre tab.
“I am extremely happy with all the care and services provided by Robert Owen. They have provided my 3 children with the best start in life a parent could ask for!” (PSS 2014)