New Cross Nursery and Pre-School

Ages taken: Birth to 5 years

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September Open Day for January starters.

Limited spaces available for under 2-year-olds.

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Rated Good by Ofsted, New Cross Nursery and Pre-School provides Early Years education and childcare to children from birth to 5 years old.

You can find us in New Cross, close to New Cross and New Cross Gate railway stations. We’re a bright and modern nursery, based in a spacious building, with separate rooms and gardens for different age groups.

There are lots of activities for children to try – from cooking to science experiments, yoga, woodwork, messy play and more.

The children love to get out and about, enjoying trips to the park, market and local library. Families can join in the fun too, with breakfasts for parents and tea parties for grandparents.

Our chef prepares all meals, using healthy recipes from LEYF’s menu.

Meet the manager

Mona, nursery manager

Meet the manager

Hello, my name is Mona and I've been at LEYF for 23 years! We have a wonderful and supportive team here at New Cross, and we love helping children reach their full potential through our unique pedagogy and child-centred approach. It's a joy to work with children every day and to see their smiles when they arrive at nursery!

staff and child sitting outside in the garden reading

Book your Open Day

Limited spaces available for under 2-year-olds.

Book now

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.

Our daughter loves coming to the nursery – she has lots of friends, loves the staff and clearly feels at home.
Parent at New Cross
The rooms are so spacious and full of natural light. My son has developed so much over the last 9 months.
Sinead, parent at New Cross
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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