“I am delighted to welcome you to Riverside Nursery Schools, a family of five unique and beautiful nurseries set in the London Borough of Richmond. We provide children with a beautifully crafted environment in which highly qualified educators motivate children to learn and become independent.
Via a bespoke and individualised education, delivered with nurturing, loving care, we encourage the growth of the whole child. This fosters independent thinking alongside the development of early years qualities and dispositions such as a child’s awareness of their environment, empathy for others, communication excellence, and above all, self-confidence.
As a group of nursery schools, we strive to instil within all our children the intellectual, emotional, and physical skills needed to become self-motivated learners, flexible thinkers, and creative problem solvers. At every opportunity, we support their natural and ever-increasing curiosity about the world in which they live.
We provide love and support to our children and their families. We relish the opportunity to get to know and understand every child whilst watching them thrive in our carefully prepared, warm, loving, environment. We look forward to seeing the children grow into successful, autonomous citizens of the world.
Please feel free to contact me personally with your questions or better still, organise a visit to any of our wonderful nursery schools.
I look forward to meeting you and your child and being alongside you at the start of their education.”
Aimee Kimbell, Principal
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Riverside Nursery Schools have been educating children for over forty-five years and have created a bespoke curriculum that draws inspiration from a range of established and time-proven pedagogies including Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Forest School. The education provided is steered by our experience and expertise, combined with the most up-to-date knowledge of the latest scientific breakthroughs in both child development and neuro-development.
Whilst incorporating the seven areas of learning in the Department for Education’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), the Riverside curriculum goes far beyond it, with a focus centred on developing the five Riverside Nursery Schools Dispositions in each and every child.
The Riverside Dispositions
Resilience - Getting up when we fall down, brushing ourselves off, and trying again
Imagination - Seeing magic in the world and conjuring our own unique interpretation
Veracity - Learning and respecting the truth about ourselves, others, and the world around us as we learn and grow
Empathy - Sharing feelings and experiences to create a nurturing and comforting learning environment for all
Responsibility - Developing autonomy and integrity of self and the abilities to work both independently