Welcome to BabyiSH Nursery!
“Our mission is to blend the highest quality care with a warm and loving community environment reflecting traditional Jewish values.”
BabyiSH is South Hampstead Synagogue’s day-care centre for children aged 3 months to 2.5 years. The centre operates 11 months a year between 08:00 to 18:15, Monday to Thursdays. Full day and half-day options are available.
We are regulated by OFSTED and provide a perfect first learning and social environment for your child.
Our mission is to blend the highest quality care with a warm and loving community environment reflecting traditional Jewish values.
Here at BabyiSH we believe that by providing children with a secure and nurturing environment they can grow to their full potential. We provide the children with multiple opportunities to develop in every aspect of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, promoting the child’s independence, self-esteem and behaviour.
The children are supplied with kosher and nourishing food freshly cooked on site. Our staff can cater for English and Hebrew speakers. We also welcome any other languages.
BabyiSH is currently located at St John’s Wood Synagogue for the duration of our building works.
For more information please email Caroline Weinstein.
Or call the nursery: 07943 505131
Please view our Information pack.
BabyiSH Nursery – Calendar 2018-19
|Monday 3 September||Autumn term start at 8.00am|
|Wednesday 5 September||Staff inset day – staff only|
|Monday 10 & Tuesday 11 October||Closed for Rosh Hashana|
|Tuesday 18 October||Early finish for Yom Kippur at 1pm|
|Wednesday 19 October||Closed for Yom Kippur|
|Monday 24 & Tuesday 25 October||Closed for Sukkot|
|Monday 1 & Tuesday 2 October||Closed for Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah|
|Wednesday 19 December||Staff inset day – staff only|
|Thursday 20 December||Autumn term ends at 6.15pm|
|Wednesday 2 January 2017||Spring term begins at 8.00am|
|Wednesday 20 & Thursday 21 March||Early close for Purim at 4pm|
|Thursday 11 April||Spring term ends at 6.15pm|
|Monday 29 April||Summer term starts at 8am|
|Monday 6 May||Closed for Bank Holiday|
|Monday 27 May||Closed for Bank Holiday|
|Wednesday 1 May||Staff inset day – staff only|
|Monday 10 June||Closed for Shavuot|
|Thursday 15 August||Summer term ends at 6.15pm|
|Monday 2 September||Autumn term starts at 8am|
The children learnt all about Chanukah through wonderful stories and creative activities. They were busy sticking shiny materials on our giant menorah and discussing the lighting of the candles. We were also very busy baking delicious Chanukah themed biscuits. Here’s a picture of our Chanukah wall display.
To apply for BabyiSH please complete this online form. Applications will only be confirmed on receipt of a £50 administration fee and £250 deposit. Payment can be made by cheque or BACS. Please contact the shul office on 020 7722 1807 or email@example.com for details.
Please note BabyiSH nursery is open to applications from Tribe members only.
Join Tribe free at www.tribeuk.com. You can contact the Tribe office on 020 8343 5656 or at firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
NB IF THE APPLICATION FORM DOES NOT APPEAR HERE PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.
To secure your child’s place, please kindly complete the application form and return with a £50 registration fee and £250 together with a signed copy of the Terms & Conditions.
Registration fee and Deposit
The registration fee covers administration. The deposit is required at the time of booking to secure your child’s place. The deposit will be offset against your child’s last month fees, providing that 1 months notice has been given. If for any reason you withdraw your application to BabyiSH prior to your child taking up their place this application form will be void but no part of the registration fee or the deposit will be refunded regardless of the notice time given.
Fees and invoices
Fees will be billed on the first day of each quarter (Jan to March, April to June, July to Sept and Oct to Dec). You can choose to pay quarterly or in monthly instalments. We accept payment by cheque, cash or childcare vouchers (if applicable). Cheques should be made payable to ‘South Hampstead BabyiSH’ with your child’s name marked clearly on the back. Please note that you will be charged a full quarterly fee which includes periods when BabyiSH is closed for any part of the billing period e.g. Jewish holidays or Bank Holidays. You will also be charged if your child is absent through illness or family holidays.
BabyiSH is open from 08:00 – 18:15 11 months a year (closed for Jewish holidays, bank holidays and any other holidays listed on the BabyiSH calendar). We are open Monday – Thursday, closed every Friday.
Please note, a fee for late collection of £5 for the first five minutes and £1 for every minute thereafter will be charged for all incidences of late collection and you will be invoiced accordingly. Please note that your leaving time is the time that you leave the nursery & synagogue premises with your child. If for example a parent arrives at 6.15pm but remains with their child in the nursery while their child continues to play or the parent talks to a staff member until 6:25pm you will be charged a £10 late fee because our nursery and security staff have been delayed by 10 minutes.
Termination of agreement
Termination of this agreement by either party requires one month written notice. If parents choose to remove their child prior to the end of the notice period, all fees and deposit will be non-refundable.
BabyiSH employees are covered under public liability insurance, issued by Ecclesiastical Insurance Plc.
Personal property and belongings
BabyiSH cannot be held responsible for any loss to any parent, carer or child’s property or belongings. The staff will make every effort to make sure property or belongings are not damaged. Please ensure that your child’s clothing and belongings are clearly labelled.
Accidents and illness
BabyiSH reserves the right to administer first aid and any emergency treatment as required. Parents will be informed of all accidents and will be asked to sign the accident record book in accordance with health & safety legislation. If emergency treatment is required at hospital, we will make reasonable attempts to contact the parent/guardian. However if this is not possible we are authorised to act on behalf of the parent or guardian and authorise any necessary emergency treatment.
Staff will administer prescribed medicines ONLY with a completed medicine consent form. We may require parents to withdraw their child from BabyiSH in the event that they require medical care, or if it is considered that the child is not well enough to attend BabyiSH. We may also ask parents to withdraw their child from the centre if we have a reasonable cause to believe that the child is suffering from or has suffered from any infectious disease or aliment and there remains a danger that other children or staff may contract it. Parents must inform the centre if their child is suffering from any illness, sickness or allergies before attending BabyiSH. A clear twenty four hours are required in a case of high temperature, vomiting or diarrhoea.
These terms and conditions represent the entire agreement and understanding between parents/guardians and BabyiSH. Any other understanding, agreements, warranties, condition, terms and representations, whether verbal or written are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. We reserve the right to update or amend these terms and conditions at any time. One month’s written notice will be given before any changes are implemented.