Gumboots Nursery and Pre-School

Our nurseries are open in line with Government COVID Guidelines

30 hours funded childcare available

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Opening times: 8AM-6PM

Ages taken: Birth-5 years

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Meet the manager

Carol, Gumboots manager


020 7592 3612



171-173 Crystal Palace Road
SE22 9EP

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East Dulwich, North Dulwich

Bus Routes

12, 40, 176, 185, 197, P13

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About the nursery

Rated Outstanding by Ofsted, Gumboots Nursery & Pre-School provides childcare and education to children from birth to 5 years old.

You can find us in the heart of East Dulwich, not far from the station. We’re a spacious nursery with separate rooms and gardens for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Our caring and dedicated staff have worked together for many years.

The children enjoy a varied and stimulating timetable - cooking with our chef, Zumba classes, gardening – every day is different! They also love getting involved in the wider community, taking trips to the local shops or visiting the elderly. We run regular quiz nights too, so parents and grandparents can join in the fun.

Teaching the children about healthy eating is important to us. Our on-site chef prepares nutritious and balanced meals from LEYF’s menu.

Mud kitchens give children the opportunity to explore new tools and have fun with messy play.

The children love engaging in messy play and feeling the different textures.

"As you can imagine, it means the world to me that my son is happy in the days we are apart, and it is very obvious that he is."

Tara, parent at Gumboots

"Gumboots provides a warm and welcoming "home away from home"

Parent at Gumboots

"The staff are caring and engage with the children as well as the parents, and I see my children grow both socially and emotionally with all the different experiences gained at nursery."

Parent at Gumboots

"The nursery provides a great all round learning and development experience. We feel very happy with how our child is developing both socially and academically. He never comes home unhappy."

Parent at Gumboots

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