Early Years Under 5s
Our Early Years programme at Gateway Tots nurtures and develops children, building their confidence and school readiness, as well as supporting their families in making positive choices for happier and healthier futures.
Gateway Tots provides Ofsted-registered early education for 2-4 year olds at our two sessional playgroups, in Poplar and the Isle of Dogs.
1. To narrow the gap in developmental attainment and school readiness for disadvantaged children by the time they start school through the provision of high quality early learning and play experiences
2. To enable an improved home learning environment for children aged 1-5 by securing high levels of parental engagement in early education
3. To increase parents' capacity to support their children's health, developmnet and learning through evidence-based parent support activities
The curriculum at Gateway Tots is built around childrens' individual needs and interests, and is based upon principles of nurture and attachment, while providing a rich, stimulating envioronment for children to learn, grow and achieve. Staff at Gateway Tots build strong partnerships with parents and carers, and we are able to offer additional support for families in response to identified needs, through the early help activities offered by our family support programme.
“Gateway Tots is a home away from home for my daughter, and it is all down to the way the team commit to each child, with lots and lots of love, care and attention”
Gateway Tots Parent
Family workers can offer targeted support and advice for families, supporting them to engage in a wide range of local services, including children's centres, health visitors, parenting courses etc.
We are an approved provider of EL2 funded places for 2 year olds and we offer 15 hours per week of free childcare for eligible families.
To enquire about registering your child, or to find out more, please contact us at either of our two sites:
32 Mastmaker Court
Tel: 0203 727 6292
117 Ricardo Street
London E14 6EQ
Tel: 020 7515 7878