Greenway Nursery

Promoting the Joy of Learning

Events coming up:                                          
Our next Open Morning will be on Saturday 18th September from 9am- 12pm

Festivals & Celebrations                              
Chinese festival– Rosh Hashanah– 7th September
Harvest Festival—September 2021
Canada Autumn Thanks Giving on 11th October

Black History month– October 2021
Grandparents Day—3rd October

Promoting the joy of learning                       
This term the children at Greenway will be learning about their families and about their own abilities.

We will be doing lots of different activities in a fun way for the children to explore different aspects of themselves: their characteristics such as their hair, skin, eyes, and well as their differences and similarities.

We will also be looking at People who help us. The children will learn about the roles of different important figures in the community and a range of People Who Help Us. This will include activities based on different occupations Small world play.

The books for this term will be focusing on in small age range group activities will be:

Dear Zoo– singing action songs together with repeated sounds

The Gruffalo– modelling language, labelling objects and sounds with treasure baskets

Handa’s Surprise– cooking or preparing snack together, talking about ingredients, amounts and turn taking

The Gingerbread Man– taking turns to add a brick to a construction to build their house out of bricks.

We’re going on a bear hunt– collaborative play acting out story using props such as scarves, material and dressing up clothes

The Very Hungary Caterpillar– an outdoor walk around are garden listening to and chatting about sounds.

Introducing Phonics
We will be introduced Phase 1 phonics and we will be introducing the first six letter sounds s,a,t,i,p,n,of the alphabet. They will also be looking at sounds in our environment , instrumental sounds, body percussion (e.g.. clapping and stamping), rhythm & rhyme and voice sounds.

The HALO Excellence Award:
Greenway nursery has been taking part in the HALO programme and as part of the programme Greenway has had the opportunity to apply for the Halo Excellence awards and as an Early year setting, we have been supporting the health and wellbeing of children, families and staff who attend our nursery.

I'm pleased to announce that we have Achieved the Halo Excellence award.

We have been recognized for our continued improvement and the embedding of best practice across a range of health and wellbeing areas, such as healthy eating, Physical activities, oral health, children's well-being, independence, self-care, immunizations, Speech, Language and communication, and adult well -being. Staff took part in various training sessions such as i.e. Healthy Menus, healthy Lunch boxes, Oral health, Adult & Children Well-being with Halo and passed on their training they learnt through a training cascade. We were also chosen for a case study for Speech, Language & communication.

We will also be featured in next month’s HALO Newsletter as one of the lucky settings who are the first to gain the recognition of this award.
Please see below comments from the HALO awards panel:
"The amount of work put into this programme through such a difficult time has been absolutely fantastic. As a setting Greenway Nursery have demonstrated a real drive to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes of the children in their care and have worked well with parents, sharing information and upskilling knowledge."



Read our 2016 Ofsted Report link

Early Years Privacy Notice link
Special Needs and Disability Local Offer link
HALO Excellence Award Certificate

Contact Us
Address: Greenway Nursery, Hastings Town Children's Centre, Waterworks Road, Hastings, TN34 1RT
Tel: 01424 438660  email: or complete our Nursery Place Enquiry Form



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Greenway Nursery, Waterworks Road, Hastings TN34 1RT Tel: 01424 438660 



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561 bereaved of a father
276 bereaved of a mother
227 bereaved of a sibling
768 bereaved of a grandparent
389 bereaved of a relative or friend
423 bereaved through multiple deaths
167 bereaved by suicide
35 pre-bereaved

- Dragonflies Bereavement Project

"I started to volunteer with FSN in the Health and Wellbeing Hub in July 2018. In September I started a Level 3 course at FSN through another of their projects and I am also looking into doing a degree in psychology next year. Once I complete the degree I hope to start a new career path and help others and work towards removing the barriers to mental health. The course started me on this new path and changed my life!"

- Wellbeing Hubs volunteer

I have been at FSN since 2010. When I first came I knew about it because the fellowship was founded on Christian principles 80 years ago. Volunteering has changed my life. It is not only the staff who are always there to help you when you are at your lowest and feel down, but it is also a place where you can come and meet people. Volunteering for FSN has changed my life.

- FSN Volunteer

I just want to thank everyone at FSN who have made the last two years so amazing. I have learnt so much and met so many inspiring people. The work you do with the community truly changes lives, as it changed mine. The courses you provide have led me into employment and given me the skills to create a life for myself.
I will continue to sing your praises to those that I meet and tell people about the amazing work that you do and hope that FSN thrives for many years to come. I know you'll touch many lives as you did mine.

- FSN Volunteer

It was really nice to meet other families In our group, in the same situation as us, "I was terrified to start with but it was an extremely fun day"
"My little girl has really benefitted from being with other young people in similar situations. She knows she is not alone and it's ok to be sad and angry. She talks about Nanna now a lot more"
"Dragonflies has made an invaluable difference to my son, I think he was in a dark place and Dragonflies has let the light shine for him again

- Dragonflies parent/carer comments