Welcome to the Bath House Children's
Ofsted rated our services to be Outstanding yet again.
Our new pre-school room has won a RIBA London 2016 award.
See a video about it on the Nursery Welcome Information page
What Ofsted said about us
"Children make very good progress in all areas of learning and development because staff are caring and have a good knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Staff know the children and their families well, they recognise and treat children as individuals...."
Please have a look at the full report www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports
What parents said about us
"you have created such a wonderfully loving and caring place..."
" ..we have been very happy indeed with the education, creativity, warmth and happiness that your fabulous team have given.."
The Bath House is a charitable not-for-profit, voluntary sector children's centre that offers a range of childcare services on our premises in Hackney. The Bath House was set up in December 2000 by a group of parents and childcare workers to provide high quality childcare and activities for children.
It is a non-profit making organisation run by a management committee and a company limited by guarantee (no. 04132678) and a registered charity (no.1089829). The Project Director, Maggie Norwood, has managed play centres in Hackney since 1991.
The Bath House offers a range of childcare for children from 12 months to 11 years
The Nursery is divided into three age groups each with a dedicated staff team:
The Bunnies from 12 months to 2 years,
The Rainbow 2-3 years,
The Sunshine 3-5 years.
Holiday care is provided in all school holidays, except Christmas, for children Reception-aged to 11 years of age -9.00 to 6.00 daily. See some of the art work the after school and holiday club has produced at www.kidscreatebathhouse.tumblr.com
Subsidised Childcare Places (SCP)
The Bath House receives funding to subsidise a number of nursery places for parents on low income. The total family income must be below £25000 per year, and families must be residents of Hackney. Availability and amount of this funding will depend on the total number of families claiming funding.
Tax Credits and Childcare vouchers
Parents are encouraged to explore the possibilities of fees assistance through Tax Credits and Childcare Vouchers.
The Bath House is based in a former public council bath house, which was purchased by the Bath House from Hackney Council in April 2002. The Bath House is a very attractive premises all on one level, with lantern light roof windows, spacious play rooms, and exciting outdoor play areas. The Bunnies group (ages 1-2 years) have their own outdoor play area and there is a lovely outdoor play area at the back for the other children. Our newly extended Sunshine Room won a RIBA London 2016 award.
Our equal opportunities policy extends to staff recruitment, training, admissions, resources and play facilities, and all aspects of the Bath House Management and administration.
The safety and security of your child is our priority concern. All staff have completed police checks, and senior staff are highly qualified and experienced. Junior staff and trainees are supervised in their work. All staff are trained and qualified in childcare and have safeguarding training.
Special Educational Needs
Children with special educational needs are welcomed in the nursery and out-of-school care.