A message from the manager

Hi, my name is Carol and I have been the nursery manager at Gumboots since 2014. Our nursery is family friendly and welcoming. We are situated in East Dulwich and take children on regular visits to the local shops, The Horniman Museum and Peckham Rye Park. The nursery is situated in a purpose-built building and has four play rooms, each with direct access to one of our 3 outdoor areas. We have an amazing, large outdoor area which children explore on a daily basis and can enjoy a range of stimulating activities, including growing fruit and vegetables which our on-site chef prepares for lunch and snacks. We're very proud of our nursery and would love to show you around! Please get in touch to arrange a visit.

Please note Gumboots Nursery is offering the 30 Hours from 1 September, 2017. This is open to working parents of 3 & 4 year olds. There are a limited number of places available so please contact Carol your Nursery Manager for details.

We're located in East Dulwich, providing care and education for children aged birth to 5 years. We're open 8am to 6pm, 51 weeks a year.

Carol, Nursery Manager
Carol, Nursery Manager

What our parents say about us:

  • "Gumboots provides a warm and welcoming "home away from home". The staff are caring and engage with the children as well as the parents, and I see my children grow both socially and emotionally with all the different experiences gained at nursery." Gumboots parent
  • "An extremely nurturing and caring nursery, that not only provides high quality childcare but also a fun, loving and stimulating environment. My daughter spent many happy years at the nursery and still talks fondly of the staff." Gumboots parent
  • "As you can imagine, it means the world to me that my son is happy in the days we are apart, and it is very obvious that he is." Tara, parent at Gumboots
What our parents say about us

What Ofsted says about us

We were most recently inspected by Ofsted in May 2016 and rated as ‘Outstanding’.

What Ofsted like most about us

"Partnerships with parents are exemplary. Parents are very well informed about their children's progress. Staff make the most of every opportunity to involve parents in their children's learning in the nursery and while at home"

"Staff use excellent observation, assessment and planning systems to support and check children's learning. There is a strong focus on children's interests, achievements and what they need to learn next. As a result, children make excellent progress in their learning and development"

"Staff treat children with great kindness and respect. They are excellent examples and help children learn to work together and develop their friendships. Children behave exceptionally well, and there is a vibrant and happy atmosphere"
What Ofsted like most about us