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We believe in delivering high quality child care, with staff that are dedicated to providing a healthy, safe and secure environment for each child. Our goal is to make a positive contribution to society and achieve economic well being.We believe in delivering high quality child care, with staff that are dedicated to providing a healthy, safe and secure environment for each child. Our goal is to make a positive contribution to society and achieve economic well being.

We provide a welcoming and friendly environment where we are passionate about working in partnership with parents. Equality and diversity are highly valued and promoted throughout the setting.

Staff are encouraged to access regular training to update their knowledge and develop themselves both personally and professionally, in order to maintain and continuously improve the quality of care we provide.

Early Years Foundation Stage

We provide broad and balanced play based learning for children from 2 to 5 years. Our structure and content follows that of the Early Years Foundation Stage, supporting the learning and development of children.

We provide broad and balanced play based learning for children from 2 to 5 years. Our structure and content follows that of the Early Years Foundation Stage, supporting the learning and development of children.
Our inclusive environment enables children to have the best possible start in life. Our nursery practitioners work closely alongside parents and carers to develop an understanding of children’s abilities, interests and stage of development. We then plan from the child’s interests and enthusiasm to support and extend their learning and provide activities where children learn, explore, engage and develop to their full potential.


We are proud to offer the following sessions: Forest Schools, Cooking, Speech and Language Group sessions and lots more.

Outdoor Play

The Early Year’s Foundation Stage clearly states that children must have access to outside provision all year around. Children enjoy playing outside in all weathers and benefit in many ways, some of which are listed below:

  • It is fun exercising in the fresh air
  • Children can learn to take risks and try new activities
  • They can explore the natural environment
  • Children have room to run around and shout

Fresh air and exercise are proven to be good for the development of the brain and for a general feeling of well being. Children can exercise their gross motor skills by running, climbing and jumping.

Children’s Day Care availability and costs

Mulberry Park 2 year old funded hours

2 year old funding – We offer 15 hours per week as part of the together for 2’s funding for eligible families Monday to Friday term time only morning sessions 08.45 to 11.45.

Waterways Nursery fee paying

15 hours fee paying for 2,3 and 4 year olds £100 per week Monday to Friday term time only, morning sessions 08.30 to 11.30 or afternoon sessions 12.30 to 15.30.15 hours fee paying for 2,3 and 4 year olds £100 per week Monday to Friday term time only, morning sessions 08.30 to 11.30 or afternoon sessions 12.30 to 15.30.

Full time or part time full day places £50 per day Monday to Friday 08.00 to 18.00 (minimum two days) in our Pre-school room (Age 3+).

Waterways Nursery 2, 3 and 4 year old funded hours

2 year old funding – We offer 15 hours per week as part of the Together for 2’s funding for eligible families: Monday to Friday term time only, morning sessions 08.30 to 11.30 or afternoon sessions 12.30 to 15.30. 2 year old funding – We offer 15 hours per week as part of the Together for 2’s funding for eligible families: Monday to Friday term time only, morning sessions 08.30 to 11.30 or afternoon sessions 12.30 to 15.30. 

3 and 4 year old funding – We offer 15 funded hours per week to all 3 and 4 year olds: Monday to Friday term time only morning sessions 08.30 to 11.30 or afternoon sessions 12.30 to 15.30. 

3 and 4 year old funding – We offer 30 funded hours for eligible families Monday to Friday 09.00 to 15.00 term time only or three days per week term time only 08.00 to 18.00 subject to availability (NB: Parents pay £15 per week towards lunch/snacks - prices correct as of November 2020). 
To apply for your 30 hour code please log onto https://www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare. It is parents responsibility to renew their codes every 3 months.

Please contact Waterways nursery on 020 8311 5491 Ext 2, for more details on day care costs and provision.

Our family quotes

“My child has learnt how to play and share with other children as there is a range of activities to choose from. The settling in period worked very well and I’ve always found the staff to be very helpful”

“I found the home visit very useful, as my daughter got to meet her teachers and we were able to learn about the setting and the staff. My daughter enjoys being with her friends and has built a strong bond with them. She has grown in confidence, speech and vocabulary. She is more independent managing her feelings and behaviour better. There is a strong team at Mulberry Park Children’s Centre; they always have the child’s best interest at heart, very supportive and helpful”