Q&A with 57 Filmer Road

17 August 2017

Allotment

In the second of our Q&A interviews with local Fulham nurseries, we catch up with 57 Filmer Road Private Nursery and Pre-school (57filmerroad.co.uk).

How many children does your nursery take? 
130

What’s new at the nursery?
We used to be called Treetops Fulham but we have recently rebranded to suit our unique program. We are now known as 57 Filmer Road, private nursery and pre-school. Our chef has just written a brand new menu and he has started sourcing his food from Parson’s Nose butchers (parsonsnose.co.uk/) and New Covent Garden Market (www.newcoventgardenmarket.com). We have developed an allotment in the garden and our chef can use our homegrown vegetables in his homemade food. We have updated our class timetable to include more language sessions and tennis as requested by our parents. And we have recruited a teacher for our Preschool room and our Preschool children are soon to be offered their very own uniform. 

What indoor facilities do you have?
We have six nursery base rooms which are all well resourced and the practitioners create an inviting, engaging space every day for the children. We also have a dance studio where the children take part in our classes. We have just created our very own Parent Hub – this is a space where parents can get together and have a chat while the children play. We will be running workshops for our parents around the benefits of our curriculum. 

What outdoor facilities do you have?
We have a large garden, equipped with bikes, trikes, water play, a mud kitchen, our new allotment and lots of loose parts play where the children can learn to work together and take risks with the support of our highly skilled practitioners. 

What’s the best bit about your nursery?
The atmosphere. We promote a family atmosphere where the parents, children and staff all feel at home. 

Who is the best contact there?
Beth Merriman, Nursery Principal, on 0207 7319 670 or via http://57filmerroad.co.uk/contact-us/.