Communication & Language

We provide an environment for children to express themselves to speak and listen in a range of situations which allows them to develop their language and communication skills. Purple Willows approach in the development of young children involves giving them the opportunity to experience a productive language environment to build their confidence and skills in expressing themselves positively while speaking and listening in a range of situations.

We take into consideration each child's needs, interest and their stage of development so that we can plan a challenging and enjoyable experience accurately for their learning and development. Where a child may have a particular educational need or disability which requires specialist support, we will assist the child parents and carers to ensure they have access to the relevant or appropriate services.   

For children whose home language is not English, Purple Willows will take reasonable steps to provide opportunities for the child to develop and use their home language in play and learning, supporting their language development at home. We also ensure that children have sufficient opportunities to learn and reach a good standard in the English language ensuring they are ready to benefit from the opportunities available to them when they begin Year 1.

As part of our protocols, we assess every child skills in English. If a child does not have a firm grasp of English language, we will explore the child’s abilities in their home language with parents and carers, to establish whether there is cause for concern about language delay.

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Sidcup Address:

Purple Willows Day Nursery & Preschool

Old Farm Road East



DA15 8AE

Tel: 0203 9152380

Nuxley Village Address:

Purple Willows Day Nursery & Preschool

2 Erith Road



DA17 6EZ

Tel: 0203 8277530


Purple Willows is OFSTED accredited private preschool that provides a premier early education and child care experience for children and families. ​Our ethos is “Community Pride and Respect” and we want all our children to take pride in themselves, their families, their background and their heritage.

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