Little Diamonds Director, Karrien Stevens has over 19 years’ experience in the Early Years childcare sector and she has achieved a First-Class BA Hons. in Childhood and Education, Early Years Professional Status and QTS as well as achieving the Forest School Leader Level 3.
I have been extremely fortunate to be able to run and manage my own nursery for over eighteen years. I absolutely love all of our children and the best award for me is to see them learn, develop and grow, especially their own individual personalities and strengths.
We employ an exemplary management team who are highly qualified in Early Years, Teaching, Forest School Leaders, Play Work and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCO).
The Managers have been employed at Little Diamonds Karrien Stevens (19 years), Daxa Patel(16 years) and Sophie Wiggs(4 years).
We are located within the London Borough of Newham. A partnership has been formed with the local Early Years, with whom we work extremely closely to ensure that we provide the EYFS Curriculum at a high level. We ensure that all of the Safeguarding childcare requirements are met. We strive for ‘Excellence’ and we are continuously increasing our clientele through accessibility to our business to become a 'quality market leader in this field. Full day childcare with an ‘Early Education Approach’ offering ‘Fun,’ ‘Care’ as well as ‘Education.
Parents/carers can be assured that “Little Diamonds Ltd” provide a ‘high-quality’One of the exclusive traits that we seek from our staff team is, ‘passion and commitment’service by ensuring that all of our staff team are experienced, they possess high qualifications and we ensure that they feel valued. One of the exclusive traits that we seek from our staff team is, ‘passion and commitment,’ this then enables us to offer a safe, fun, stimulating, environment where each of our child/ren is happy, they can enjoy, learn and develop to their full potential. Our parents are encouraged and supported to participate in our setting to enhance and improve their children's lives.
Our priority is to offer a safe, secure and happy childcare setting that puts 'our children at the centre of everything we do.' We encourage our children to explore and become independent, creative and be unique in their own way. Supporting and preparing our children to transition to school is the proudest moment for all of us here, we celebrate this with families, we hold Graduation Special Days for our children’s celebrations.
"I We provide exciting, innovative care for our children, in an environment that presents plenty of opportunities for play, interaction and development.could not have achieved my success without all of my external professional mentors, my children, my parents, my business partner and my wonderful team who make every day seem fulfilling, worthwhile and so very rewarding", says Karrien.
We provide exciting, innovative care for our children, in an environment that presents plenty of opportunities for our children to play, interact and develop at their own pace and in their own space.
We expect and demand that each of our children have the best possible start in life, this is where it begins, the foundation.
Every child is important to us. We nurture the babies in our care, believing that strong foundations are created by caring for each child as an individual, meeting their needs for attention, sensory stimulation as well as offering them a safe and secure environment.
Our staff are chosen for their passion, their calmness, they create strong bonds with our children, giving them opportunities to build on their own self-belief, positively encouraging them to become self-independent and confident to try out new experiences. As our children grow and progress, we plan age-appropriate activities which ignites their curiosity and a lifelong love of learning. We have a passion for excellence and innovation in pre-school education.
We hold a fundamental belief about the importance of education and its ability to nurture the development of intelligence through a unique curriculum encompassing music, art, sport, early literacy, numeracy and technology. Most importantly, our children develop self-confidence and an understanding of their own needs, who they are and how to become compassionate and responsible members of our society. Our staff are knowledgeable, dedicated, and enthusiastic, and provide a warm, loving environment for your child.
We have an outdoor area for children to explore, discover, create and learn. We have dedicated sensory rooms and separate sleep rooms for babies and toddlers.
Parents are always reassured that their child is happy because their emotional needs are being met, their interests are nurtured, and their individuality is respected. We entreat that we are all an extension of their family.
We have created our nursery environment warm, welcoming, safe, with lots of learning opportunities that are always plentiful. We recruit our staff with passion, enthusiasm and a never-ending commitment to our children. Parents are always reassured that their child is happy because their emotional needs are being met, their interests are nurtured, and their individuality is respected. We are a safe, secure and happy childcare setting that puts 'children at the centre of everything we do. 'We provide our children with lots of real life encounters, they love to explore and try new experiences and children are challenged each and every day in all kinds of significant little ways.
We work hard to make sure our children have the right skills preparing them for the transition to school. Each child is unique, and we individually nurture each and every one to make sure they are the best that they can possibly be.
When choosing a nursery for the most precious person in your life, this is a huge decision for you and for your family, and we are delighted that you may choose Little Diamonds.
- Our children are safe and secure
- Children build excellent bonds with their peers and adults
- Children learn to value, respect themselves and others
- Children are happy
- Every child is individually given a healthy positive start in life
- We organise and structure our time
- Children are stimulated with a variety of activities through their 'Learning and Development'