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Hello my name is Nicola, and I’m the nursery manager at London Early Years Foundation (LEYF)'s Furze Children's Centre nursery in Chadwell Heath. I started working for LEYF in May 2015 and moved to Furze in October. I have the following qualification in Early Years BAHons, Foundation Degree, Level 4 in management and my Diploma Level 3. I’m a mother of two children, and as a parent I fully understand the importance of having good quality teaching and learning environment for young children to progress. In my working career I’ve worked in different settings for the last 14 years. I feel that building self-confidence in children is one of the most important life skills you can give them. Self-awareness begins at a very early age, and the earlier you can help cement the idea that they are important and special, the better. Also having strong values to ensure all children are respected, safe and listened too so they are happy and become successful in future life. We're very proud of our nursery and would love to show you around! Please get in touch to arrange a visit.
We are located in Chadwell Heath, providing care and education for children from 6 months to 5 years. We're open 8am to 6pm, 51 weeks a year.
"We are very happy with our daughter's development since joining Furze & are so glad we enrolled her." Furze parent
"I am very happy with the standard of care my daughter receives at the nursery and her development in the last 3 months. The staff are very caring towards the children and there is a real family feel. I definitely made the right choice in choosing Furze ." Furze parent
"Generally happy… Key workers are GREAT! They communicate well and show they love the children so you feel that they are well looked after… Nursery atmosphere is very comfortable, mainly due to layout and looking well kept." Furze parent
"Staff have been incredibly friendly, supportive and helpful. They're approachable & have been fantastic in helping manage changes or difficulties outside of nursery. They've shared our child's progress and given us guidance on ways we can support at home." Furze parent
"The team have been incredibly welcoming and clearly put the children at the centre of all they do. They work hard to engage families through events and the progress updates ." Furze parent
"All the members of staff were fantastic and wonderful, I want to express my sincere gratitude for all the efforts you have taken." Abu, parent at Furze
"As parents we feel very lucky that our son was able to attend such a great nursery. The love, care and consideration you have shown him is second to none, and invaluable to him as well as being comforting to us ." Iva and Ivan, parents at Furze
"Our son already makes a dash towards the pre school room door when we arrive! The staff are very flexible and understanding, and worked with me to get him settled. Furze really cares about the little ones and has their best interests at heart." Priya and Sandeep, parents at Furze
"The staff are fantastic and I feel confident that my child is safe and well looked after. He has learned lots while at nursery." Furze parent
"Absolutely love the staff at Furze. They are all brilliant, very caring towards my son. Especially the girls in preschool room (special thanks to Kaffey!), I cannot thank them enough. I would definitely recommend this nursery to anyone." Selina, parent at Furze
"My grandaughter has come on in leaps and bounds since attending the nursery. Before she started she had a few problems with her speech and behaviour and was quite reserved, now she chatters and sings and can be understood a lot better." Jacenta, parent at Furze
"Our children's happiness, safety and development mean everything to us and so we are returning to Furze (a 15 min drive away), even though we have nurseries on our street." Khalid and Zahidah, parents at Furze
"Our son has learned and grown so much thanks to the Furze team. He has enjoyed every minute and we're sure the experiences he's had will set him up for starting school and the new challenges that await him ." Siann, parent at Furze
"I would give Furze Nursery 10 out of 10. I have witnessed your dedication and love in teaching my daughter and I’m so blessed that my daughter is in your nursery." Furze parent
"My son has been looked after very well. He has learned lots of new words, become more independent, started to eat by himself and has also learned how to play with other children. He's also developed a love for books and painting and drawing." Dominika, parent at Furze
"Amazing nursery, caring staff that are always happy to engage and assist. Very happy with Furze and recommend it to all friends and family." Furze parent
"The nursery manager is very approachable and so is my daughter's key worker and other room staff. The nursery fees are lower than most local options and it’s conveniently located near the bus stops and not too far from Chadwell Heath station either." Furze parent
"Furze has a friendly and welcoming environment which supports and challenges the children to ensure they make the best progress they can. I have come to value all members of Richard's team and their work together as reflective practitioners." Furze parent
"I cannot put in to words how satisfying it is to have a nursery of such high quality to trust with the day to day care of our child. Its clear to see why she can't wait to get in the door when she arrives and is beaming." Shaz, parent at Furze
"The staff are excellent and the activities are well planned." Priya, parent at Furze
We were most recently inspected by Ofsted in November 2016 and were rated as 'Outstanding'.
"Children flourish in the setting. They develop extremely high levels of confidence and independence and make rapid progress from their starting points"
"The manager rigorously monitors children's progress to help them become very successful learners. Gaps in achievement between different groups of children are continuously closing and children are exceptionally well prepared for school"