We are a highly experienced team of qualified Early Years Practitioners, a Senior Administrator and a primary teacher. Collectively we have over 90 years of childcare and education experience
Our staff hold a range of qualifications from Bachelor of Education (Primary) Foundation Degree in Working with Children, Childcare and Play NVQ Levels 2 & 3, and National Nursery Examination Board (NNEB). We have staff who are fluent in the following languages: Spanish, Akan, Mandarin, Vietnamese.
Our History .. how we have grown
We started work here in New Cross in the year 2000 when we were set up as St James Family Learning Centre by the Southwark Diocese Board of Education and the London Borough of Lewisham to address issues of inequality in education South London. Since then we have we have supported hundreds of families to have better chances in life by providing high quality early education and family learning activities. Over the years we have worked in partnership with Children’s Centres, local schools and other voluntary organisations to provide activities that promote lifelong skills and a love for learning.
Today we are called New Cross & Deptford Families First and we are a not for profit limited Company (Company No. 07645531). We are also a registered charity St James and New Cross Gateway Trust (reg charity no. 1143836). Our Nursery is registered with and monitored by Ofsted, (registration number is EY493086).
We continue to provide services to help parents and children to grow and achieve: educationally, socially and emotionally, by providing a safe space and access to enriching and stimulating activities. We are committed to providing families with high quality play experiences that lay the foundations for lifelong learning. . We understand the diverse needs of our families and how to engage with them to achieve positive outcomes.