Clyde Nursery and Children's Centre


18 January 2021-Update

Dear Parent/Carer,

A number of parents have chosen not to send their child to nursery which we are supportive of, as during a period of national lock-down in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 within the community, this would assist with reducing the number of contacts that all of us have with people in other households and would be in line with arrangements in place for the rest of the school.

Safety of our families and staff is our key priority

Our school nursery is open however due to COVID-19 related operational reasons the school may have to temporarily reduce the number of places available.

During these periods of a temporary reduction in numbers, we will offer as many places as our risk assessment and staffing levels have  established it is safe to offer. Parents who would like to continue to send their child to nursery will be offered places on the following priority basis, up to the maximum number of places that we can safely provide:


  1. Those children who meet the Government’s vulnerable criteria
  2. Children whose parent/carer meets the Governments critical worker criteria
  3. Children who do not meet the vulnerable or critical worker criteria


Our schools risk assessment will be reviewed on a regular basis, in line with Government’s COVID-19 guidelines and our ability to safely offer places, and we will make more places available to those parents who require a place when our risk-assessments indicates it is safe to do so.


We ask for your continued understanding and cooperation in these challenging times.


if you would like to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Yours faithfully


Dimitrios Kontozisis-Acting Head Teacher


7 January 2021-Home learning

 Dear Parents and Carers

 Although sadly we are not currently able to support your children face to face we will be continuing to support you from afar, and I wanted to outline what learning and support we will be making available to you over the coming weeks.

 Week 1:

This week we will post some activity ideas on the website that you can use for working and playing with your child. We have arranged for all our families to have access to the London Grid For Learning online educational platform busy things which has excellent educational games for nursery aged children upwards. We will send you a text with instructions for accessing this.

 Week 2:

This week we will be providing an activity pack that you can pick up from Clyde. This will include some activities, a book and a resource pack including scissors, crayons, a dice and a glue stick. We will also send your child’s special book home which we would like you to continue to keep up to date with your child’s mark making and other achievements.

There will also be an opportunity to take part in an online training session with our Speech and Language Therapist Aimee. (Wednesday 13th at 10 and 1.30.) This will give you tips for supporting the development of your child’s communication skills at home. More details to follow.

 Weeks 3-6:

During these weeks there will be a daily activity posted on the website and a weekly recipe to do with your child. We will be providing a daily digital story session and song time.

Weeks 5 and 6:

On these weeks there will be 2 parenting workshops that will be delivered via Zoom. One will be an introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage and how young children learn, and the other will be supporting Mathematical development.


  • A member of staff will be available daily between 10-11.30 to talk to you about any parenting issues you may have. Call to have a chat and for parenting tips.
  • We will be making weekly well-being calls to all our families.
  • We will be lending books throughout. If you would like to borrow a book please come to the school to the main entrance and choose from the book box outside reception. You will not be allowed to come into the building.
  •  If you find yourself in difficulties and need any support please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We will be available between 8.30 and 3 to answer your call. If we are unable to help ourselves we may be able to sign post you to the help and support you need.
  • You can access the Home learning page by clicking here .


Thank you for your support during this difficult and unprecedented time.


With all best wishes

Rachel Tambini

Acting Deputy Headteacher



Clyde nursery School-Our Anti racism statement

Every child  is unique and special, irrespective of colour.  This is absolutely central to everything we do at Clyde.   We are completely committed to promoting and supporting understanding and tolerance in our school community.

We are all outraged and deeply saddened by the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in the USA and our thoughts are with his family and friends during this time.  Racism, however, is not something that happens only in other countries.  It is deep in British history and in British life today.

We are aware of the intense protests, responses and discussions that have been going on across the nation and the response from Black Lives Matter and other anti-racist movements, and so our thoughts are turning to how individuals and institutions, including Clyde, can play a positive role going forward.

It is a real travesty that it takes a tragedy like this to help trigger change. But, as those communities that have suffered racism over decades and even centuries know, this is all-too-often the case.

We each have a responsibility to speak out, to send a clear message that racism is never to be tolerated, that ignorance and prejudice are never acceptable, and this is fundamental to our work at Clyde. Racism, intolerance and prejudice will never be acceptable at Clyde.  The Governing Board and the staff are fully committed to this.

At Clyde we work hard to enable children to develop their self-confidence and self-esteem and to recognise that we all have similarities and differences and to celebrate these. We support children to use their voices to express their feelings and questions and to be kind to each other and themselves. By doing this, we hope to equip all of our children with the skills and self-belief to accept others and to challenge and speak out against racism and prejudice whenever they encounter it. ‚Äč


BLACK LIVES MATTER - A statement from Mayor of Lewisham, Damien Egan. Click here to read more