The nursery contract for Academy Gardens was awarded via a tender process headed by Ealing Early Years and is our seventh setting based within an Ealing Children’s Centre. It has been one year since we opened our last children’s centre based nursery, that being Hanwell, which has been beautifully transformed into a true ‘Hungry Caterpillar’ setting.
We are delighted to have the opportunity to be involved with this vibrant and busy children’s centre. We currently offer our services at many locations across West London and we are very happy to now add Academy Gardens to our Caterpillar Family.
Olivia Foley Founder & Director of Hungry Caterpillars
A learning rich environment
The nursery is designed to take full advantage of the fantastic garden area which leads directly off each of the children’s areas and allows for free flow to the outdoors. Outdoor learning is so important which is why we encourage children to be outside at every opportunity and in addition run regular Forest School sessions for our pre-schoolers. Children will also enjoy weekly French lessons, musical movement sessions and local outings which will broaden their view on the world.
We place an emphasis on working in partnership with you and give you the opportunity to join our Parent Forum. We hope you will feel part of our homely nursery and your child’s care even when you’re apart.
Come and visit us, we would love to show you around!
Hello, my name is Michelle and I am the Nursery Manager at Academy Gardens. I have been working in childcare for 17 years.
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My career began when my now grown up son was at nursery and they asked for volunteers and have not looked back since. I am passionate about delivering good quality childcare and providing children with the skills they need for the very best possible start to their education. Academy Gardens is a beautiful nursery with a fantastic garden. Come and visit and I would be delighted to show you around.
My children have loved their time at Hungry Caterpillars, their confidence has grown and they have become more independent. The staff are kind, caring and supportive. Thank you Hungry Caterpillars.