A message from the manager

Hello, I’m Yvonne and I have been with LEYF since 1996 and joined Katharine Bruce in 1997. We are really special because of our extensive outdoor area and qualified staff who are friendly and supportive. My proudest moment here was probably when I introduced the outing for the whole nursery, as it had never been done before I became the manager. 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 Queen's Park, providing care and education for children from birth to 5 years. We're open 8am to 6pm, 51 weeks a year.

Yvonne, Nursery Manager
Yvonne, Nursery Manager

What our parents say about us:

  • "I would just like to say a huge thank you for helping us out with Rico's fees. Because of you all I am now able to go back to work knowing that childcare isn't an issue. The nursery is one in a million and really does care about their families." Bianca, parent at Katharine Bruce
  • "The staff at this nursery are fantastic and work hard to creating a relaxed and inspiring home from home for the children." Katharine Bruce parent
  • "I'm very happy with the childcare, all the staff are so kind and offer a lot of support to parents and children. I'd recommend Katharine Bruce to everyone with young children…out of the other nurseries my children have been to, Katharine Bruce is the best." Katharine Bruce parent
  • "The atmosphere of this nursery is amazing - it's warm and caring. The staff who look after the 'tiny tots' are outstanding." Katharine Bruce parent
  • "Very happy with the nursery and the people who care for my child." Katharine Bruce parent
  • "The staff have a good rapport with the children, they are very caring and supportive. The children are happy and the team have been working at the nursery for a long time." Katharine Bruce parent
  • "The nursery has been very supportive." Katharine Bruce parent
  • "The staff are very supportive ." Katharine Bruce parent
  • "We found Katharine Bruce by mistake and it was the best mistake we ever made…the staff were very kind and accommodating. We couldn’t be happier with the staff or the nursery." Katharine Bruce parent
What our parents say about us

What Ofsted says about us

We were most recently inspected by Ofsted in June 2015, and rated as ‘Outstanding’.

What Ofsted like most about us

"The manager and the staff have an excellent understanding of their responsibilities to meet the safeguarding requirements, which means children are fully protected as they play and learn."

"The management team demonstrate a focused drive, with excellent organisational skills, resulting in the efficient running of the nursery."

"The key-person system is highly effective and sensitive to the needs of all children and, as a result, the children form secure attachments and are confident. This confidence promotes high levels of well-being and prepares children well for their future learning."
What Ofsted like most about us