Meeting the needs of families and children

Our Childcare

At Alpha Childcare we offer high quality, affordable, childcare and education for all children from 3 months to 11 years. We have nurseries, preschool and out of school clubs in Eltham, Greenwich and Hackney.

Alpha Nurseries

Our nurseries in Hackney and Greenwich offer bespoke facilities and expert care for your child’s first experience. Open 7.30 to 18.30.

Alpha Pre School

Our pre-school centre in Eltham offers parents the opportunity to have their children cared for by professionals without the commitment expected by nurseries. We offer parents access to government funded places. Open from 8.45 to 15.00.

Alpha Breakfast & After School Club

When work doesn’t fit in with school, our clubs offer enjoyable and educational havens for your children. We’re able to look after your children from 7.30 - 9.00 and again from 3.30 - 6.30.

Alpha Holiday Club

When the school holidays arrive, finding things for your children to do isn’t always easy. Alpha Holiday Club caters for children aged 4 to 12. Holiday Clubs is run throughout the year in all the school holidays.

Parents’ Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is how the Government and early years professionals describe the time in your child’s life between birth and age 5. For a detailed view of how we approach the EYFS and what it means to you, please download the EYFS document here.

Click here to download EYFS document

Alpha Summer Holiday Club for Children Aged 4 - 12

Alpha Holiday Club is the first choice in child care for many parents. Our holiday clubs maintain this level of care providing children with the necessary support to have fun and learn at the same time. This summer we are running two programmes. One at Deansfield Primary School and the other at Eltham Church of England Primary School. Spaces are limited so please apply by filling in one of the forms (links below). Please hand into a member of staff, or email us. The documents also list the programme timetables.

Click to download the 2019 Summer Programme

Why Choose Us?

At Alpha Childcare we feel it is important to build children’s learning power. We offer children outstanding experiences and support, to help them become confident, creative, motivated doers and thinkers. This will therefore build strong foundations for all they will encounter in their future. We aim to build flexible minds and an enquiring spirit through highly skilled practitioners, a well resourced environment and treating all children as unique individuals.

We understand that choosing the right care for your child is an important decision, and starting nursery can be a daunting time for children and their parents. We aim to make this as smooth a process as possible and take our responsibility to your child very seriously.

Our Locations

Alpha childcare is expanding organically.
Click on the links below for more detailed information on our locations near you.

Nurseries in Hackney
and Greenwich

Breakfast &After
School Clubs

Pre School Childcare
in Eltham

Our Holiday Clubs
In Eltham

about us

There is a saying that “it takes a village to raise a child” and we see it
as a privilege to be a part of your child’s life and nurturing the next generation.

Our Commitment to you

  • Each setting is individual, and carefully designed to be homely, inviting, safe, and secure.
  • We encourage children to learn independently in a fun, healthy and nurturing environment.
  • We offer a rich and varied environment with a personalised learning and development programme for each individual child.
  • We welcome all children and families in an inclusive environment.
  • We support children with special educational needs and also children and families who speak English as an additional language.
  • Staff are friendly, and dedicated to making sure your child feels at home, happy and secure.
  • We have a robust recruitment programme and select staff for their personal qualities, qualifications and experience.
  • Our menus are carefully designed to offer a healthy, balanced diet.
  • Our managers have the support of a team of professionals at our head office ensuring the nursery is run to a high standard while offering the personal touch.

Our Ethos

Our ethos is to create a nurturing environment in partnership with parents. We believe that every child is unique and we encourage individuality and choice. Children can be creative and explore the environment and be adventurous in safety.

All our childcare settings are unique and retain their individuality, while having the support of a team of professionals at our head office ensuring the nursery is run to a high standard while offering the personal touch. Each setting is carefully designed to encourage children to learn independently in a fun, safe, secure and healthy environment.

Our staff team is carefully selected not only for their professional childcare qualifications and experience, but also for their personal qualities and their commitment to provide each child with quality care, and their continuing enthusiasm to develop their skills through further training.

We Aim to:

  • Create a stimulating, caring and safe environment where each child’s individual needs are met and where they can develop creativity, individuality and self-confidence in secure surroundings.
  • To treat each child as an individual and recognise and celebrate individuality and diversity which helps promote a rich learning environment.
  • Promote the development of a positive self-image within all children and families.
  • Work in partnership with parents and carers in an open and honest way.
  • Support parents and carers in the developmental needs of their children, both in the setting and at home.

We will achive this by:

  • Creating an environment which promotes inclusion by introducing appropriate resources and positive images of gender, disability, ethnic minorities and different cultures.
  • Encouraging the participation of parents and carers in all aspects of the running of the nursery.
  • Creating a welcoming atmosphere which makes the child, parents and carers happy and comfortable within the nursery.
  • Having a thorough recruitment and induction process. Valuing our staff and encouraging and supporting on going professional development.
  • Continually monitoring, reflecting and evaluating the effectiveness of our practice. We will identify our strengths and weaknesses and constantly look for ways to raise the quality of the service we provide and to improve outcomes for all children.
  • We develop and maintain strong links with the local community, children’s centres and other agencies, encouraging the local community and these professionals to play an active role within the setting.

To download our full policy document - Click here

Contact Us

If you have any queries, you can call us on 020 8469 1888 or fill in the form below to send us your request.