Children's Garden Nursery and Pre-School

Ages taken: Birth to 5 years

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Children’s Garden Nursery and Pre-School provides Early Years education and childcare to children from birth to 5 years old. You can find us on campus at the University of East London (UEL), close to several DLR stations. We are a community nursery, open to all. Many of our staff speak more than one language.

Our friendly, dedicated staff run lots of activities designed to bring out the potential in every child. The children enjoy science experiments, cooking, gardening, construction, messy play with sand and water and more.

Children’s Garden Nursery and Pre-School hasn’t yet been inspected by Ofsted.

Meet the manager

Elizabeth, nursery manager

Hello, my name is Elizabeth and I am the manager of Children's Garden Nursery & Pre-School. I have worked for LEYF since 2021 and have been working as a manager of nurseries for the past seven years. People would describe me as dedicated, playful and focused.

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.

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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