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At Mapledene & Queensbridge Children’s Centre we strive to provide a safe, happy and welcoming centre of excellence. With opportunities for all, where good communication, shared purpose and responsibility and effective use of resources, contribute to the happy development of confident, motivated and respectful life-long…


cc1At Mapledene & Queensbridge Children’s Centre we strive to provide a safe, happy and welcoming centre of excellence. With opportunities for all, where good communication, shared purpose and responsibility and effective use of resources, contribute to the happy development of confident, motivated and respectful life-long learners

We hope to provide a positive first start of learning experiences in a loving, caring and nurturing environment

  • We work with parent/carers and the local community so that together we can build children’s confidence and self esteem
  • We aim to stimulate developmental learning in a calm, consistent and purposeful atmosphere and also have fun!
  • We encourage a healthy attitude towards life and learning
  • We build on our experiences and support each other in achieving our potential both emotionally and physically, showing mutual respect for each other, sharing a sense of belonging
  • A welcoming service which supports the local community

holiday closure 2014-15

Programme of Activities September – December 2014

Parents’ Pack

News
We had a fantastic start back in September 2014 and we welcome some new staff in each room.
Centre INSET was on team building, expectations, safeguarding and Child Protection.
Our new prospectus comes out shortly

We welcome Shirley Dang EYFS Teacher practitioner from Queensbridge at Mapledene three days a week from Sept 2014. She is monitoring the curriculum and overseeing tracking and progression across the Centre. She is assisting with Extended Services and looking at data and interventions. She is assisting in designing a workshop programme for parents/ carers getting children ready for coming to school. Watch this space for dates …

Extended Day!
Calling all Mapledene users … Look out for dates coming up …

*Fathers group
*Healthy lifestyle changes programme
*Henry- dietician programme designed to inform of good choices for diet- data driven across the cluster
*Our Cook is son to start COOKING on Wednesday afternoons with parents/ carers in extended services Mango Room after lunch- cooking on a budget, using leftovers, food and hygiene support- look out for the dates!
*PLAYING OUT DAY- put this in the diary- Friday 26 September 2014 (3-5pm)- everyone welcome especially siblings from Queensbridge and everyone from the local area
*Stay and Play every day- see the timetable in the Centre

Cluster Volunteer Programme
We have an exciting programme continuing- our Cluster Volunteer Programme. We are pleased that we already have 4 parents/ carers from Queensbridge sign up and two from Mapledene. Are you interested? See Pam / Miza at Mapledene or Tracy, Sarah, Rosie or Jane at Queensbridge for more details. Volunteers need two references and a clean DBS (police check). You will need to commit to a minimal amount of 3 months but you can do whatever days/ hours you wish as long as it works within each establishment.