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At Mapledene & Queensbridge Children’s Centre we strive to provide a safe, happy and welcoming centre of excellence. With opportunities for all, where good communication, shared purpose and responsibility and effective use of resources, contribute to the happy development of confident, motivated and respectful life-long…

At Mapledene & Queensbridge Children’s Centre we strive to provide a safe, happy and welcoming centre of excellence. With opportunities for all, where good communication, shared purpose and responsibility and effective use of resources, contribute to the happy development of confident, motivated and respectful life-long learners We hope to provide a positive first start of learning experiences in a loving, caring and nurturing environment

  • We work with parent/carers and the local community so that together we can build children’s confidence and self esteem
  • We aim to stimulate developmental learning in a calm, consistent and purposeful atmosphere and also have fun!
  • We encourage a healthy attitude towards life and learning
  • We build on our experiences and support each other in achieving our potential both emotionally and physically, showing mutual respect for each other, sharing a sense of belonging
  • A welcoming service which supports the local community

If you would like a virtual view of the centre; please email your request to: michele.clarke@mapledenecc.co.uk

Friends Of Mapledene

Friends of Mapledene small charity has been set up by parent/carer volunteers. Please click the link below to the Friends of Mapledene Website to see all the fantastic fundraising they are doing to support the children and families in the local community.

 

https://friendsofmapledene.com/

Events for this term

Summer Events

Newsletter 
Each term you will be able to view Mapledene’s Newsletter. Please take the time to read them to keep up to date on your children’s achievements. We are very happy if you would like to share them with other parents/carers.

Spring Newsletter 2024

Curriculum Overall Theme is Personal, Social and Emotional Development. The topics for each term from September 2023 to August 2024 are:

September – December 2023 – We all fit together

January – April 2024 – Everyday Life

April – August 2024 – Growth and Change

Extended Day!
Calling all Mapledene users … Look out for dates coming up …

*Functional skills in English

*Functional skills in Maths

*Information, Advice & Guidance Drop-in (every 2nd Thursday of the month)

*Book Start Corner

*Mums-To-Be session (collect your free pack)

*Stay and Play every day (see programme below)

*Accident & Prevention (free assessment for free resources)

Please see below are upcoming programme for April – July 2024

April – July Programme

Please see our May Half Term Programme for 0-8 year olds

May half term programme

We are offering a Toy and book library so please call and book an appointment to come in and borrow some of our toys and books to engage with you children while at home.

Please remember we are still available for a help, advice or support you need please give us a call and we will be happy to help, we are currently open from 8am to 5.45pm

Cluster Volunteer Programme
We have an exciting programme continuing- our Cluster Volunteer Programme.  Are you interested? See Miza at Mapledene or Tracy, Sarah, at Queensbridge for more details. Volunteers need two references and a clean DBS (police check). You will need to commit to a minimal amount of 3 months but you can do whatever days/ hours you wish as long as it works within each establishment. Please come along to our volunteers drop-in each 1st and 4th Wednesday of each month for more information

Black Lives Matter

At Mapledene we believe all children and their families should be treated equally. We work closely with the community to deliver services which empowers and supports young learners and their families, regardless of where they come from.

Black Virtual Library    BLM for parents

Menus

At Mapledene we always aim to provide healthy and nutritional food to our children, being especially aware of the amount of sugar and salt added or contained within the food we serve. Mapledene has been awarded an ‘Eat Better, Start Better’ certificate by the Children’s Food Trust for our achievements in promoting healthier food in nurseries. Our commitment is going to be of a real benefit to Hackney’s children and families. Please see our menu’s below and also why not take one of our Cook’s recipes at home and let us know how you liked the dish offered to the children.

Four week Menu

Week 1   Week 2  Week 3   Week 4

Eat Better Start Better Award

Recipes

meaty-macaroni-cheese

beef-or-lamb-and-spinach-cannelloni

beef-or-lamb-and-vegetables-gratin

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Privacy Notice

Parents Forum

Parent’s forums are designed for parents to meet, it gives parents a voice and enables them to contribute to Mapledene’s decision making. It also helps develop a partnership between parents and the setting. We welcome all our parents to join the forum and share their ideas.

Parents Forum Meeting Notes_ 3rd Nov 2023