Bird in Bush Nursery and Pre-School

Ages taken: Birth to 5 years

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Rated Outstanding by Ofsted, Bird in Bush Nursery and Pre-School provides Early Years education and childcare to children from birth to 5 years old. You can find us in Peckham, close to South Bermondsey station. We’re a spacious, airy setting, with separate rooms for different age groups and two gardens.

No day is ever the same with us! The children enjoy science experiments, messy arts play, construction, gardening, cooking and much more. Our caring, experienced team will make sure your child feels safe and secure from their very first day.

We have strong links to the local community and many of our parents actually attended the nursery themselves!

The nursery’s on-site chef prepares home-cooked meals and snacks from LEYF’s nutritious menu.

Meet the manager

Chelsea, nursery manager

Meet the manager

Hello, my name is Chelsea and I have been with LEYF since 2019. I have been manager of Bird in Bush since 2021. Helping people develop and learn has always been a passion of mine. I believe in creating an environment that is fun and harmonious for all. My nursery is special because we cater for everyone and constantly look at ways we can improve, to ensure we put children at the heart of everything we do.

At LEYF, all staff live our values.


We are curious, bold and adventurous. We push boundaries and test new ideas, always standing up for the rights of children.


We encourage continuous development for children and staff. We challenge each other to question and explore so we learn together.


We are warm, caring, loving and welcoming. We create safe and homely environments for each child.


We are imaginative and creative and learn through play.

Within a few months, my daughter has flourished thanks to the professionals in the setting, especially her keyworker.
Miriam, parent at Bird in Bush
The staff really are what makes the nursery. They have been supportive, friendly, reassuring and have made this transition back to work easier than I thought possible.
Parent at Bird in Bush
Children eating a meal in the nursery

Food and nutrition at LEYF

Healthy eating is important at LEYF. Our chefs, trained at our Early Years Chef Academy, understand children’s specific nutritional needs, and how to encourage children to be adventurous in their tastes. We cater for different dietary requirements and allergies.

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