About Us  

Gan Kinneret has been running for over thirty years in the capable hands of Mrs Dina Samson and her team. We cater for children between the ages of one and rising fives.   

We have a maximum of 90 children a day, split between four age-appropriate classrooms. We are an oversubscribed nursery, with a current OFSTED rating of outstanding, that offers a fantastic educational start to your children’s lives. We appreciate that you are your child’s first educator, and work with you to find the most appropriate and beneficial way to build on your teachings.

Gan Kinneret is based on the lower level of Edgware United Synagogue’s building. We have fantastic classrooms and two outside areas for the children to explore. 

  Our Aims  


  • To provide high quality care and education for children below statutory school age

  • To work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop

  • To add to the life and well-being of the local community

  • To offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and values diversity

  • To accommodate all parents and try to be flexible with all situations where possible  

  • warm and loving, and foster a sense of belonging

  • sensitive and responsive to the child’s needs, feelings and interests

  • supportive of the child’s own efforts and independence

  • consistent in setting clear boundaries

  • stimulating

  • built on key person relationships in early years settings 

  • value all people

  • value learning

  What We Offer  

  • Each child will be assigned a key worker when they start 

  • We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage 

  • We have systems in place for ongoing assessments for each child 

  • We keep a record of achievement for all children 

  • We encourage the parents to take part in their children’s learning and development 

  • We meet with parents to discuss their progress when the children are two and three

  • We place specific activities in our planning for each child—based on our assessments and on parent knowledge 

  • We email parents weekly to let you know what the children are up to and any news

  • We invite parents in to watch and take part in our weekly Shabbat services, mock Seder, end of year show and graduation ceremony

  • We celebrate all the Chaggim and have half termly topics for the children to learn about other festivals, the world around them, communication, mathematics and phonics

  • Each child becomes part of our Gan Kinneret family!