Our Ethos

We are committed to promoting children’s well-being. Shepperton Organic Day Nursery is the country’s first registered Organic Day Nursery.  This has been rated highly by parents and won awards for its nutrition and environmental standards.

Our learning policies

Shepperton believes children develop best through facilitated, child-led learning, and learning through play.  We promote individual skills and decision-making, and give children access to facilities and equipment at all times, under the care and guidance of our specialist staff.

We are committed to make a difference in childcare provision, as evidenced by our awards received.

To achieve this we have developed a set of innovative policies, geared towards protecting your child’s, and its environment’s, future: (i) organic and healthy eating, (ii) caring for the environment, and (iii) innovation in learning.  Please contact us if you would like to know more about our policies.

Child-friendly policies

To ensure the protection and well-being of your child at Shepperton we follow several child-friendly policies.  These include: ‘Low Plastics’ (instead, where possible we use wooden toys and equipment); ‘No Microwaves’ (they are not used to heat any children’s foods); and ‘No Wi-fi’ (which is not available in the building).

 Caring for the environment

All the nursery’s materials are re-used and/or recycled, where feasible.  For example, our nappies are biodegradable (made without bleach or chlorines); the cleaning products are natural and eco-friendly; and any creams/pastes we provide are organic or made from natural, safe constituents.

Heathly choices

We are passionate about our food and proud to be the first certified Organic Children’s Nursery in the UK. We only use Organic products approved by the Soil Association, and where possible are locally sourced – all meals freshly prepared daily on our premises. Mealtimes are the ideal opportunity to promote children’s social development, while enjoying food and highlighting the importance of making healthy choices.