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My name is Mark and I joined LEYF as Holcroft Nursery Manager in September 2016. From the second I walked through the door, Holcroft really stood out to me as a friendly, family focused nursery with a caring and nurturing atmosphere. Based in the heart of central London, our children and families are at the centre of everything we do – with our ambition to be an integral part of our local community. I have been working with children for the last ten years in a range of settings including primary schools, special needs and behaviour provisions and most recently managing Ofsted 'Outstanding' nurseries. I am excited to be joining the LEYF family, who have such a strong passion for outstanding childcare and a focus on the quality of their provisions. I have a big passion for making sure that my settings work closely with parents, to work together at ensuring every child feels settled, happy and able to develop their individual personalities. As a manager, I still love being able to go in to the rooms with our children, and particularly enjoy delivering musical movement activities – giving children the opportunities to explore whole body movements and sound with instruments. 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 Marylebone, providing care and education for children from 6 months to 5 years. We're open 8am to 6pm, 51 weeks a year.
"I felt immediately welcome at Holcroft and was really impressed by how happy and engaged the children and staff all were and by how much warmth and attention there was toward the children." Monica, parent at Holcroft
"Wonderful place. Happy atmosphere and the children seem happy, the staff are attentive and approachable. They've made the most of the space and it has a real family feel." Holcroft parent
"The healthiness of the food is one reason why I recommend the nursery to everyone! Bethan had a birthday party at the weekend and turned down a second piece of cake and asked for lettuce. I think it's due to you." Melanie, parent at Holcroft
"From the very start we were impressed with the care and understanding shown. Your patience and affection was much appreciated. Thank you wholeheartedly for being such a wonderful team ." Karen, parent at Holcroft
"All staff are lovely and I feel my child is cared for very well. My child enjoys nursery and cries when he misses a day." Holcroft parent
"Maxima's learning has improved so much. Thank you for nurturing my child’s future! I just want you to know how much I appreciate you every day. Being a teacher is not an easy task, but Maxi loves you all. You are doing amazing job." Jana, parent at Holcroft
"I am very happy with the nursery." Holcroft parent
"A safe place where a professional team looks after our daughter with care, love and fun. We have found Holcroft a reliable nursery able to assist us in our needs with flexibility and understanding. A significant support in developing our daughter's skills." Gidele, parent at Holcroft
"My daughter loves it, it's her second home. I'm very happy with her development. The staff are great and the manager one of a kind; very friendly, easy to talk to and engaing. We've been to a few nurseries but this is our top choice." Evelyn, parent at Holcroft
"Staff are very polite and helpful, and make parents and children feel welcome." Holcroft parent
" My daughter has been going to this nursery for 10 months now and she is very happy there. The staff are all fantastic, the facilities and set up are great and it is by far the best nursery I have visited (looked around five when choosing)." Lydia, parent at Holcroft
"Both my children have always come home happy and look forward to going. I've noticed some really positive development. My son, who is very shy, has really come out of his shell with the support of the staff. They are all very caring and highly qualified." Marwah, parent at Holcroft
We were most recently inspected by Ofsted in November 2015 and rated as ‘Outstanding’.
"The nursery is exceptionally well led and managed. Leaders' expectations for children's care, development and learning are very high. They have placed a very strong emphasis on evaluation and reflection to achieve the very high standards and to inspire further improvements."
"Teaching is of a very high quality. Staff are extremely responsive to children's interests and needs. The very experienced staff team skillfully supports children to help to ensure that they make rapid progress in their learning."
"The partnership with parents are outstanding. Parents speak very positively about this excellent and welcoming nursery. Staff keep parents fully up to date with their children's progress and offer a huge amount of communication and support. This all engages parents and helps children build on their learning at home."