Dollymixtures was opened in 1989 and was originally a 22 place nursery set up in ‘the old lodge’, to ease the burden of working mums at St George’s Hospital. 15 years ago the nursery expanded to ‘the new lodge’ catering for up to 74 children. In 2016 we received an Outstanding grade by Ofsted and continue to improve on practices.
The nursery is open Monday – Friday 06:45 – 18:00 and accepts children from 6 weeks old. We can provide families and children with free education funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds and shift patterns that give families flexable care.
Our mission is to provide opportunities for all children to explore, acknowledge and value similarities and difference between themselves and others. Our resources are chosen to give children a balanced view of the world and an appreciation of the rich diversity of our multi-racial society. Our nursery works to ensure that the educational and social needs of the children will be identified and provided for. We seek to enhance the quality of the children’s individual experience of family through the nursery and our curriculum. We aim to develop self-identity in order to encourage a sense of belonging within the diverse society we live. We like to believe that the children who leave us as young adults are caring, responsible and considerate members of society.