Westbourne Early Years Centre
Phone number: 020 7527 7970
Address: 24 Bride Street, Islington, London N7 8RP
If you would like to express your interest in this early year's centre, please fill out this online form.
Learn more about our other council-managed nurseries.
Westbourne Early Years Centre is an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ setting located just off the Liverpool Road on the same site as St Mary Magdalene Academy. We share a large outdoor play space but operate independently of the school. Westbourne offers 3 separate learning rooms for babies, toddlers and Nursery aged children. Westbourne EYC is a Tiny TiPS (trauma informed) nursery and also belongs to the Early Years Eco Wheel scheme promoting sustainability. Westbourne is currently on the Islington register of Good Practice for our work on virtual learning and holds the Silver Healthy Early Years award. Healthy Early Years London (HEYL) is an awards scheme funded by the Mayor of London which recognises Early Years settings’ achievements in child health, wellbeing and development
Our core curriculum is based on understanding our children’s stories and acknowledging that young children’s brains are built through a repetition of positive back-and-forth experiences when children feel safe, secure and cared for.
Fundamental to our approach is our highly effective key person system that values the importance of a compassionate, understanding and trusting adult. We work closely with our families using the Tapestry online platform to share learning and meet termly to discuss individual learning, progress and development.
Our team are highly skilled in working with children who have disabilities and we pride ourselves in the range of languages spoken by our team. Diversity is celebrated and drives us to provide each child with an education that is right for them.
See a virtual tour of Westbourne Early Years Centre.
"Westbourne feels like a home. It’s an incredibly friendly nursery where both children and parents are welcomed with open arms. The whole team is fantastic, they all take the time to make sure every child is cared for in the best way for them. They really do nurture children through the pre-school years before they start on their new adventure!" - Parent
"Westbourne Early Years Centre is a calm and welcoming environment where we feel supported and motivated to do our level best to make a difference in the children’s lives" - Staff member