The school’s aim is to nurture, motivate, and inspire children while challenging them in their learning. We are an inclusive school of highly committed staff, led by five qualified teachers. We aim to support all children in being fascinated in the world they are growing up in.

Our curriculum is built on strong relationships and is ambitious for all children. It has been carefully designed so that all children are included.

Children with additional learning and development needs are well supported by individualised learning approaches tailored to their stage of development. All children have a designated Key Person who advocates for them while in the nursery.

Ofsted have graded our school as Outstanding.


The EYFS is a government document, it was revised in 2021 in an attempt to decrease paperwork and enable Early Years Professionals to focus on being with children teaching and supporting learning rather than spending time writing about it.

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At Vanessa Nursery School we provide a nurturing, motivating and inspirational learning environment for children to learn. The carefully designed learning environment ensures children have endless possibilities to learn and are constantly challenged.

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Forest School

All children attending Vanessa Nursery School will access our forest school onsite space. The Forest School ethos has six principles, which were agreed by the UK Forest School community in 2011.

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At Vanessa nursery we are fortunate to have our own heated swimming pool. The nursery staff are life saver trained and all have training in teaching the basic skills needed to be safe and confident in and around the water. We use the pool to aid physical development as well as delivering other areas of learning while enjoying the warm water.

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Home Learning

Very young children use a vast amount of energy while in nursery, they are active learners constantly moving and exploring to find out more about their world. Most young children approach new ideas and challenges best when they are placed within familiar experiences with familiar adults that the child has a trusting relationship.

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Global Climate School

Vanessa Nursery School federated with Randolph Beresford Early Years Centre in 2016 to bring together the very best in early education and care to the children in the White City and Shepherds Bush neighborhoods.

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Latest News

International Swimming School

Information regarding a special offer for Vanessa Nursery School families from the International Swimming Academy. Book now for a special … Find out more »

New Starters

The beginning of the school term is all about welcoming children back from the summer holidays and meeting the new … Find out more »