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Alonim Nursery Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Alonim Pre-School Nursery celebrates ‘Outstanding’ and ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted as it marks a milestone anniversary

Staff, children, parents, and grandparents have been celebrating the 40th anniversary of the opening of Alonim Nursery

A North London nursery is celebrating a ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted as it marks its 40th anniversary. On Sunday 20 November Alonim Nursery celebrated its 40th anniversary with a tea party attended by the Deputy Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Nagus Narenthira, Deputy Mayoress, Councillor Zakia Zubaira, Theresa Villiers MP and Councillor Ella Rose.

At the beginning of the autumn term, the team at Alonim achieved ‘Outstanding’ and ‘Good’ across all categories in the brand-new Inspection Framework, with no recommendations for changes.

The report stated how well children achieve and “flourish” at the nursery school which is led by a team of highly qualified and experienced staff. Ofsted noted that ‘staff are remarkably attentive, caring and approachable’ and ‘they get to know children exceptionally well.’

The report coincides with the nursery school’s 40th birthday celebrations, the launch of a new website, branding and social media pages. The new branding includes a name change to Alonim Pre-School Nursery.

Emeritus Rabbi Colin Eimer and his wife Dee first started the school with just ten pupils in 1982. The nursery was originally based at Southgate & District Reform Synagogue (SDRS) in Southgate under the leadership of Pamela Hartog.

Pamela Hartog said: “It is wonderful to see how Alonim has grown from small beginnings to the amazing nursery it is now.”

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