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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:

Each month 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

August Newsletter 2020

Curriculum Overall Theme:  “Personal, Social & Emotional Development”:

Please see the link below for the topics for each term from September 2020 to August 2021

Overall Theme 20-21

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)

Extended services (mango Room) is currently closed at the moment due to Government guidance for Covid19 we are running a small programme for target families

Please follow us on Instagram @mapledenecc

From September to October half term we will be still be offering a virtual stay and play programme to due to the COVID19 guidance

Online Sept-December 2020

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 5pm

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


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 Sylvia’s recipes at home and let us know how you liked the dish offered to the children.

Menu 1 19 Menu 2 19 Menu 3 19 Menu 4 19

Eat Better, Start Better Award

Sylvia’s receipes




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.

Minutes February 2020

Home Learning Resources during COVID19 

Fun Activities to Try at Home

Centre closure activities you can do with your children at home. Select a few activities with your children to complete for the day, you can match them to your child’s room routine.

Apples routine    Palms Routine   Maples routine

Answers Balloon-Themed Pencil Control Activity Sheets Bunny Hop Pencil Control Worksheets Cardboard Tube Rocket Craft Instructions Checklist General Sound Discrimination – Body Percussion EYFS Home Learning Challenge Five Senses Scavenger Hunt Activity Sheet Farm Themed Cutting

Skills Activity Sheets EYFS School Closure Challenge Cards EYFS Counting and Ordering Numbers to 20 Home Learning Challenges CVC Word Activity Booklet Comparing Numbers to 10 Transport-Themed Activity General Sound Discrimination Environmental Sounds Home Challenge I Spy Ideas for Learning Incy Wincy Spider Prop Craft Instructions Jack and the Beanstalk Small World Characters Magic Wand Fruit Kebabs Recipe Make an Emoji Face Cutting Skills Activity Park Hunt Checklist Paper Plate Pet Craft Activity Paper Bowl Ladybird Craft Instructions Nursery Foundation

Stage 1 Visual Timetable Nature Walk Scavenger Hunt Minibeasts Colour By Number Activity Sheets Minibeast Photo Word Cards Phase 2 Phonics Rhyming String Cards Phonics Phase 2 Home Learning Challenges Phonics Phase 3 Home Learning Challenges Pizza Shape Colouring Activity Preschool Phonics Phase 1.1 Environmental Sounds Guide for Parents Reach for the Moon Behaviour Chart Parent and Carer Information Sheet

SATPIN Read and Race Game  Activity Space Star Biscuits Recipe Six Steps To Washing Your Hands Posters Shape Chick 2D Shape Activity Sheets Tablespoon Biscuit Recipe The Gingerbread Man Pattern Tracing Toys Home Learning Challenge Activity Sheet Cards Ladybird Chilli Challenges Minibeast Hotel Posters Baskets Instructions and Counters Game Board Park Hunt Checklist Magic Wand Fruit Kebabs Recipe Reach for the Moon

Behaviour Chart Parent and Carer Information Sheet Preschool Phonics Phase 1.1 Environmental Sounds Guide for Parents Eggs Activity Guide Soft and Silky Playdough Recipe I Spy And Count Cards – Pictures Boards Boards – Words Boards – Pictures I Spy And Count Checklist Answers Cards – Words Cards Colour Counters Word List Sensory Bottle Summer Bottle Wrap A4 Answers I Can Write My Name Activity Sheet Balloon-Themed Pencil Control Activity Sheets I Spy

Helpful information to support your child’s understanding of the Coronavirus 

Corona Virus Info for Young Children.pdf

COVID19 Advice for parents poster

Domestic Abuse Advise 

Domestic Abuse Covid-19 Poster

More information to help your child have a better understanding of the Coronavirus

The Bad Coronavirus In An Elf’s Land

This is a great way to document your ‘Lock down’ experience


More Fun activities do with your children 30/03/20

Links to audio books and online books
If you have already read all the books in your house and are looking for more stories – there are lots online!
‘Now Press Play’, which we use at nursery to listen to stories through headphones, have kindly made some of their stories available for parents: Password: nowpressplay
This site has online books in 60 languages:
This site has lots of free audiobooks

Spotify has lots of playlists of children’s books. (you will have to put up with some adverts) eg

This site is not audiobooks, but videos of actors reading stories, which are quite nice:

Watch live animals at aquariums and zoos
Lots of aquariums and zoos around the world have opened up their live webcams for you to see – here are just a couple of examples!

 Dublin Zoo: – my favourite is the penguins

Supporting mental well-being

For adults: Every Mind Matters has now released expert advice and top tips on how to look after your mental wellbeing if you need to stay at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. It also includes guidance if you’re feeling worried or anxious about the outbreak. Please visit:

For children:

Michelle our Music Teacher has shared a link that you and watch and do with your children at home