Achievements

1970

First opened and registered as a morning group for 24 children between the ages of 3 and 5 years, with no outside area.

1979

Lobbied County Hall to change Parking by-laws to be able to provide a playground for the children.

1980

Celebrate our 10th anniversary.

1983

Expanded to a double session group providing a service for 30 children and their families.

1990

Awarded funding from The Cripplegate Foundation and St Luke’s Trust for Improvements to the building.

Building extended to comply with Children’s Act Regulations.

Celebrate our 20th anniversary.

1996

Awarded lottery funding for new office and extension.

1997

New office and extension completed.

Start fundraising for an Intercom Security System.

Start lobbying Islington Council for outside shrub area.

Introduced wraparound service for working parents.

1998

Introduced a colour code and uniform.

1999

Lobbied the local council with letters, phone calls and visits from the nursery children to convert a piece of disused land into a playground.

2000

Winners of Partners in Excellence Award.

Land finally given to the nursery after a long hard battle. The area was renovated and landscaped by children and their parents.

Celebrate our 30th anniversary Changed status from pre-school to Nursery.

2002

Fundraised to spruce up outdoor area.

2003

Jackie Morgan won a Mayor of Islington’s Civic award for working with Children and families in Islington.

2007

Moved to temporary nursery premises in Midway House, whilst our building was again extended.

2008

Returned to refurbished and extended premises at Rahere House.

Become part of Moreland and King Square Children’s Centre.

2009

Fundraising and campaigning started to finish the extension and provide a sleep and quiet room for under 3’s.

2010

Celebrate our 40th anniversary.

2011

New room completed able to offer 8 additional places for two year olds.

2012

Callie Ceurvels achieved her Early Years Foundation Degree.

2013

We have commissioned and implemented an assessment programmed which tracks the children’s progress termly in each area of learning.

We have incorporated two professional local young men’s talent into our weekly curriculum to provide a Mini football programme playing on the local community pitch and Drama with Arnie to encourage activity and fitness to gain confidence and have fun. They also provide positive male role models to the children.

2014

Entered a contract for integrated early years provision for 2 year olds at the St Luke’s Community Centre.

2015

Early year provision opened providing 24 part time places for 2 year olds.

Callie Ceurvels achieved her Early Year Professional Status.

The Big Lottery money provides two yoga sessions per week for one year.

We have also introduced Forest School activities.

2016

Achieved our Healthy Early Years Status