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"Our mission is to blend the highest quality care with the warm and loving community environment of Hale Synagogue"

Hale Synagogue Nursery creates wonderful memories in a safe and welcoming environment. We have a team of highly qualified and experienced staff, many of whom have been here for 10 years or more, headed up by Lisa who joined the team in 2006. All staff have regular first aid training and a vast knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which is combined with a Jewish Studies curriculum at each stage of learning. We follow 7 areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional development

  • Physical development

  • Communication and Language

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the World

  • Expressive Arts and Design


We run a kosher, dairy kitchen which provides a healthy, varied and balanced menu prepared freshly on a daily basis by our own cook, meaning we can be as accommodating as possible to special dietary requirements.

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Throughout Nursery life, ongoing informal assessments and observations such as pieces of work continue to provide memories to be added to your child’s ‘Learning Journey’ which is presented to your child on their graduation from pre-school. The children take it in turns to be part of the Shabbat family in our Friday ceremony. In Shemesh we also study a weekly parsha and daven each day. Boys from 3 are invited to wear a kippah and tzitzit.


Our outside area supports all 7 areas of learning.  The children particularly enjoy the mud kitchen, sand playpit and the sheltered reading area. There are a number of scooters and balance bikes to whizz around on in the warmer weather and the children get involved in planting and watching the wildlife on our doorstep.


Security within the Nursery and around it is of paramount importance. As well as a permanent security guard controlling access to the Synagogue grounds, and locked access into the Nursery itself, the perimeter of the grounds is covered by 24 hour CCTV.

For more information, download our full Brochure:

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