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The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John's Wood


                                                     The LJS Nursery School, 28 St John's Wood Road, London NW8 7HA

                                    The Liberal Jewish Synagogue is a company limited by guarantee (Company No. 9113305)

                                                     and a registered charity in England and Wales (Charity No. 1159292)

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Our Nursery School


Children may enter our three-year programme at two years of age, providing they turn three during the academic year they enter the school (September-August). This is to ensure the children are in their correct school age group and are developmentally ready to get the most out of our programme, we are not registered for children under two years of age.



During the first year, the children attend five mornings a week, from 9am to 12.15pm during term time. The programme is split into two six month age groups in two separate classes. We focus on gentle separation, parent partnership and the EYFS PRIME development areas, Personal, Social and Emotional development, Physical development and Communication and Language. Parents really appreciate our early years expertise, high levels of care and nurturing and our open-door policy.



In the second year of the programme, we offer an extended programme until 2:30pm four afternoons a week. The afternoon activities include PE and DANCE, FOREST SCHOOL, MUSIC and COOKING. During this year, we increase the children's independence and confidence in preparation for the next stage. All the formal skills required are taught in an interactive and meaningful way so your child remains engaged and motivated. the second year class starts at 9am and finish 12.15pm if mornings only or 2.30pm for extended days Mon- Thurs.



Parents who wish their child to stay for a third year, have the benefit of our excellent small Reception class. In our Reception class, your child will receive a high level of attention to develop their academic skills and to   prepare them individually for the school they will enter. The head teacher has strong links with the feeder schools, both in London and internationally. She supports parents through the entire application process which begins as soon as your child enters LJS. The Reception class hours are 9am to 2.45pm Mon - Thurs and 9am - 12.15pm Friday.


The Nursery School enjoys the exceptional facilities of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, which includes five bright and exciting classrooms.


We have a wonderful, enclosed space for outdoor learning which is fitted with a safety surface, there is a garden area, slide, bicycles, playhouse, sand pit, chalk boards and play equipment.


Our playground awning allows the children to learn and play in all weathers. We have the use of two halls in the building; one of which has a wooden dance floor and access to an interactive white board and computer.


There is full disability access to all areas of the building, including ramps and the lift.


two children looking out of playhouse
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