Playhouse Nursery and Pre-School

Ages taken: Birth to 5 years

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September Open Day

Spaces available from birth to 5 years old.

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Rated Good by Ofsted, Playhouse Nursery and Pre-School provides Early Years education and childcare to children from birth to 5 years old. You can find us in Fordham Park, close to New Cross and New Cross Gate stations. We’re a spacious, modern nursery, with separate rooms and gardens for different age groups.

Children can try many different activities from science experiments to traditional cooking, world music, yoga, construction, sensory play and much more! Families can join in the fun with regular workshops.

We work with the charity Box Project on our sustainability through reuse, upcycling and recycling. We also offer Musical Futures – a project brought together by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.

Our in-house chef prepares tasty, balanced meals using recipes from LEYF’s menu.

Meet the manager

Funmi, nursery manager

Meet the manager

Hello, my name is Funmi and I've worked at LEYF and Playhouse Nursery & Pre-School since 2016. We have an experienced staff group here, who inspire the children to learn through curiosity and discovery. People would describe me as driven, nurturing and passionate.

staff and child sitting outside in the garden reading

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Spaces available from birth to 5 years old.

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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.

Everyone is so welcoming and warm that we couldn’t have wished for our boys to have a better start in life.
Alison and Simon, parents at Playhouse
My son, Ezekiel, is a very happy child. Since he started the nursery, he has grown so much in his abilities to express himself. I am so proud of him and I am so thankful to the wonderful team who make this happen every day.
Parent at Playhouse
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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