The Register of Good Practice supports early years practitioners in their Continuing Professional Development (CPD). It includes representation from all types of early years settings and childminders in the borough.

The Register is split into areas of expertise and settings are encouraged to contact each setting to arrange a visit to see how they do things. The visits are focused and provide an opportunity to talk about why and how a particular aspect of practice or provision was developed.

Register of Good Practice

Select each area of expertise for details of each recommended setting. Practitioners on the register are ready to welcome you. Please contact the setting directly to arrange a visit.

Willow Children's Centre


Sadiye Tosun
020 7527 1990
1A Holbrooke Ct, London N7 0BF

Email Sadiye Tosun

Why Visit?

Long and well established practice and commitment to tackling the ‘nature deficit’ that many inner city children face.

Arrange a visit to the Children’s Centre to hear about the wide ranging benefits that forest school can offer in developing young children’s skills, knowledge and attitudes.

Arrange to join a forest school session with the children from Willow Children’s Centre led by Sadiye, an expert Forest School Leader. Forest school sessions take place at Queen’s Wood Highgate on Wednesday mornings.

Archway Children's Centre


Ciara Rush
020 7527 4827
Vorley Road, London N19 5HE

Email Ciara Rush

Why Visit?

Inspirational practice that is rooted in processes and skills to satisfy children’s artistic intentions.

Marie Doogan - Childminder


Contact Marie to make an appointment.
07949 204 459

Email Marie Doogan

Why Visit?

Informative family friendly profile books for children attending a home based setting.

Please contact on Fridays only

Lisa and Dave Harvey


Contact by email to arrange a visit.

Email Lisa and Dave Harvey

Why Visit?

Childminders who have developed a stimulating range of provision to inspire learning across the 7 areas of the EYFS

Highbury Quadrant Pre-school


Paula Leeming
Highbury New Park
London N5 2DP

Visits can be arranged Monday – Friday between 1.30–2.30p.m.

Email Paula Leeming

Why Visit?

Pre-school provision with thorough systems and approaches that support the child within the context of the whole family

Marilyn Schembri

City and Islington College Nursery CLL


Marilyn Schembri
020 7704 7292
28-42 Blackstock Road, London N4 2DG

Why Visit?

A college nursery with an experienced, dedicated and highly organised SENCO manager at the helm.

St Joseph’s Catholic School and Nursery


Clare Moore

Highgate Hill N19 5NE

Email Clare Moore

020 7272 1270

Why Visit?

Exciting use of technology to support auditory skills, social communication and social collaboration building on from unplugged to plugged learning experiences.

City and Islington Camden Road Nursery


Debbie Evans-Rolfe

444 Camden Rd N7 0SP

Email Debbie Evans-Rolfe

020 7700 8790

Why Visit?

College based nurseries able to offer insightful advice and guidance to other early years leaders and managers pursuing improvement within their teams.

City and Islington for Lifelong Learning Nursery


Marilyn Schembri

28-42 Blackstock Road N4 2DG

Email Marilyn Schembri

020 7704 7292

Kido Clerkenwell Nursery & Preschool


Sapfo Pantzaki

Clements Hall, 141 Central Street EC1V 8AP

Email Sapfo Pantzaki

020 7684 3172

Visits can be arranged Monday to Friday from 10-11.30am or 2.30-4pm.

Why Visit?

The pedagogical approach at Kido Clerkenwell is influenced by the Reggio Emilia Early Childhood Centres where practitioners draw on the ‘hundred languages’ that children use to express themselves by. Children’s views and ideas are both listened to and acted on and staff use a wide array of technology to excite, provoke and record the children’s diverse modes of creative expression. Children’s voices permeate the learning spaces and are beautifully and thoughtfully presented.

Aberdeen Park Nursery

143 Highbury New Park
Highbury East
London N5 2LJ


Tel: 020 7226 2610

Email Maria Garrido

Preferred day to visit: Fridays

Why Visit?

Aberdeen Park Nursery staff have developed a range of interesting and attractive early home learning bags to further support the children’s communication, language, health and self care. The bags were developed in consultation with parents and include storytelling tins capitalizing on young children’s interest in small toys.

How to join the register

Settings and childminders who wish to join the register are asked to deliver a short presentation about their particular area of expertise at a special launch event. For further guidance and information, please contact your Link Advisory Teacher or Louise Bufano on 020 7527 8660

Email Louise Bufano