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I’m Rachel and I’ve been Manager at Henry Fawcett since 2013. I have a degree in Early Childhood Studies and have spent my working life in childcare. Henry Fawcett is special because of its lovely bright welcoming rooms with high ceilings, natural sunlight and neutral wooden equipment. It also has an excellent location within the Henry Fawcett Children's Centre and school, with a garden that allows the older children of the school to interact with the nursery children. My favourite memory of my time at Henry Fawcett so far is definitely our trip to the local farm. We're very proud of our nursery and would love to show you around! Please get in touch to arrange a visit.
We're located in Kennington, providing care and education for children from birth to 5 years. We're open 8am to 6pm, 51 weeks a year.
"My son seems very happy when I come to pick him up and he is always welcomed by the staff. The facilities are relatively new and the play area is huge. The staff are very bright and kind to the children." Minju, parent at Henry Fawcett
"Very happy with Henry Fawcett, my child enjoys it there." Henry Fawcett parent
"The staff are lovely, caring, professionals who have created a wonderful environment for children to grow and learn." Henry Fawcett parent
"Really happy with the nursery, the staff are great and very friendly. My daughter has really thrived since being there, she loves going to nursery and it is a home away from home. Most importantly I feel happy and safe leaving her in such capable hands." Mary, parent at Henry Fawcett
"Incredibly happy, they provide an excellent service to us and our daugher. Her key worker quickly developed a bond with her and identified activities she was interested in so that she felt happy and confident. She is thriving with all the support she gets." Natalia, parent at Henry Fawcett
"A warm, friendly nursery. I feel this nursery is one of the few that provides children with a homely environment, whether it is to eat or sleep. They also encourage children to be more independent and ensure the needs of each child are met." Farzeen, parent at Henry Fawcett
"Our son has adored being at nursery. As my wife returns to work, it's been so reassuring knowing he is safe and happy. We couldn't be more complimentary about the staff and facilities. It always feels so warm and homely (and safe). ." Ryan and Vicki Little, parents at Henry Fawcett
"Our son has very much benefitted from his time at nursery. He has grown and developed in every possible way, and we are very grateful to all the staff who have created a happy environment for him." Susanna, parent at Henry Fawcett
"My son enjoys coming to nursery and has made friends with whom he will probably keep in touch for years to come. His literary & social skills have developed confidently. The staff are extremely friendly and professional, and qualified and experienced." Nunez, parent at Henry Fawcett
"Wonderful nursery. Fun, safe, caring environment which is perfect for my little one." Shantelle, parent at Henry Fawcett
"The nursery is excellent! Staff are wonderful and very helpful, and they create a great learning environment. My son has learned lots of new words and how to count - I definitely recommend this lovely nursery." Agnieszka, parent at Henry Fawcett
"The staff are always friendly and caring, which I really appreciate." Henry Fawcett parent
"I would recommend this nursery because my little girl loves it. The staff are brilliant, very helpful and easy to get on with. We've had no problems and the nursery is always busy with lots of smiles." Radika, parent at Henry Fawcett
"I feel happy leaving my son in a safe, loving and nurturing environment. The staff are excellent, knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. I feel that I am listened to and I am confident to approach management who have always been welcoming and helpful." Rashidat, parent at Henry Fawcett
"Thanks for making this Christmas so special for our son, we love all the decorations you have made together. All the effort put into making everything, organising and providing us with the opportunities to celebrate together are greatly appreciated." Anika, parent at Henry Fawcett
"Henry Fawcett is very good, staff are caring and nice. My daughter has been having a fever, and it is good to know that I am informed so that I can be by her side." Arthur, parent at Henry Fawcett
"We love the staff; they're caring, friendly and welcoming. They really know my children and I feel very safe leaving them there. I particularly love that the staff are of both genders, giving the children good examples of men and women in caring roles." Cassie, parent at Henry Fawcett
"What do I like about Henry Fawcett? Friendly staff, LEYF values, nature/nurture, great location and the welcoming and secure feel of the nursery." Henry Fawcett parent
"My son absolutely loves the time he spends at nursery thanks to the care and attention shown to him by the staff. He has a smile on his face when we drop him off in the morning and it is still there when we pick him up at the end of the day." Richard, parent at Henry Fawcett
"She has loved every second of her nursery experience...you have made her feel loved and safe." Lucy, parent at Henry Fawcett
"Both of my children look forward to their day at nursery." Emily, parent at Henry Fawcett
"Based on my own experience, and conversations with other satisfied parents, I can safely say that staff do all they can to support and care for each child according to their individual needs. You get what you pay for and beyond." Patience, parent at Henry Fawcett
We were most recently inspected by Ofsted in November 2016 and rated as ‘Outstanding'.
"Staff consistently extend children's vocabulary and
provide limitless opportunities for children to develop their knowledge and understanding
of the world."
"Staff know their key children and interact extremely well with them, building strong and
"All children, including those with special educational needs, make excellent progress from
their starting points."