About Cambridge Early Years Teaching School
We are an Early Years Alliance that is passionate about children’s learning. We have a strong history in working locally and nationally with PVIs and schools, improving quality together. Our strategic partners include Cambridge University The Faculty of Education, Cambridgeshire Local Authority Early Years Service, The Race, Equality and Diversity Service for Cambridgeshire and Cambridgeshire ICT service.
Brunswick Nursery School
First opened as a ‘Ragged School’ in 1854, Brunswick is a very popular Local Authority funded Nursery School, offering free places for 80 children aged between three and four years old with the option of purchasing extra care between 8 and 5.15pm.
Homerton Early Years Centre
Homerton Nursery School was originally built in 1942 in the grounds of Cambridge University, Homerton College, providing care for evacuee children and training opportunities for Homerton students. It moved to our present site on the south side of Cambridge city in 1968. Since then it has grown into a Children’s Centre, offers wrap around care, a holiday club and provision for two year olds. We have a reputation for high quality training, particularly in technology in the Early Years. We have only had Outstanding judgements since OFSTED inspections begun. We enjoy sharing our practice and working with other settings to improve quality for all our children.
Colleges Nursery School
Colleges Nursery and Family Centre is a purpose built nursery school with day care situated in the north of Cambridge. It was built in 1972 with funds generously donated by colleges of Cambridge University (hence the name) and the fund-raising efforts of an enthusiastic community-based committee. On completion of the building Colleges was adopted by the local authority. Colleges now shares its site with North Cambridge Children’s Centre. We use a child-centred approach and believe the best way for children to learn and develop is through active, hands-on play.
Huntingdon Nursery School
We are a large Nursery School with integral children’s Centre, located in a designated area of high deprivation. the needs of our catchment include high levels of EAL families. We have 4 years experience of placing vulnerable two’s with a record of positive outcomes. We focus on building children’s emotional resilience and independence. We are proud to have achieved four consecutive outstanding inspection judgements since 2001.
Histon Early Years Centre
We provide an integrated service of education and daycare for children from 2 years to school entry, believing that children should become independent learners with a lasting love of learning. Currently holding Outstanding Ofsted ratings for our daycare and nursery. We have an innovative and creative approach demonstrated through our documenting of children’s learning.
The Fields Children’s Centre
The Fields Children’s Centre is located in the Abbey area of Cambridge. The Centre consist of Willow (nursery school), Cherry (daycare) and the Children’s Centre. Our current focus, in our practice, is on sustained learning through schemas and children’s interests, using the continuous provision as the prime vehicle for deep learning.