“It takes a community to raise a child”
At More2Nurseries, we aim to develop a thriving community, where positive and caring relationships enable each child to flourish as an individual.
Why this vision?
In previous generations, extended families who lived nearby, provided childcare and enriched learning experiences for their younger relatives. They recognised that parenting was an extended responsibility.
In Greenwich where many families are new to the area and may have moved here for work, extended families can be spread over large geographical areas and left without this local support network.
At More2 even before your child starts formal childcare, we invite you to join our “village” and become your community. This community provides parents/carers with emotional support and your children with enriching experiences.
Community support for Parents
At your very first contact with us you join our membership which provides a discount scheme for local businesses so that you can become a ‘local’.
We invite you to join More2Parents – supporting you through pregnancy and beyond. This sociable group meet monthly for advice and support over a cup of tea.
To build parenting confidence we offer courses such as paediatric first aid. We run partnership events; family finance and career changing workshops, we host and support community days; teddy bears’ picnic, The Bridges’ Easter, and Christmas events, and we regularly send information on local community groups, events, and local services, through our newsletter. More2Childcare is also a Community Interest Company and you can read more about our work with the wider community here.
All of these things provide you with opportunities to meet and foster friendships, with the nursery at the heart of helping you raise your child.
Community support for children
First and foremost is forming an attachment to their key person – once a child feels safe and secure they have the confidence to explore and learn.
As they grow, we as a nursery become their community within which they will form their own friendships and mature so that they can feel confident to move onto their next stage of learning and development.