Bessborough Nursery and Pre‑School

Ages taken: Birth to 5 years

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Thursday 18th January

Spaces available from birth – 5 years

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‘Children make outstanding progress… They are extremely well prepared for the next stages in their learning.’ Ofsted

Rated Outstanding by Ofsted, Bessborough Nursery and Pre-School provides Early Years education and childcare to children from birth to 5 years old. You can find us in Pimlico, opposite Pimlico underground station. We’re a light, airy nursery with separate spacious rooms and gardens for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.

Our babies do messy play, planting and yoga activities in their own designated garden space. Our pre-school and toddlers grow vegetables and herbs in their large outdoor space. There are lots of activities to try from gardening to woodwork, ballet, baking, collaging, climbing and more!

The children love to get out and about, with trips to the shops and local museum. Parents regularly join in the fun too, leading science experiments and storytelling sessions. Our in-house chef provides all meals using healthy recipes from LEYF’s menu.

Meet the manager

Diane, nursery manager

Meet the manager

Hello, my name is Diane and I'm the manager of Bessborough Nursery & Pre-School. I joined LEYF in 2008 and ran the Marylebone Nursery for five years, before moving to lead the team at Micky Star Nursery as interim manager. In my spare time, I play football with a ladies’ team. I enjoy celebrating a safe, fit and healthy lifestyle and incorporating this into everyday learning experiences with the children.

At LEYF, all staff live our values.


We are curious, bold and adventurous. We push boundaries and test new ideas, always standing up for the rights of children.


We encourage continuous development for children and staff. We challenge each other to question and explore so we learn together.


We are warm, caring, loving and welcoming. We create safe and homely environments for each child.


We are imaginative and creative and learn through play.

I liked the feel of it and the outdoor space is great, and it is right outside Pimlico tube station.
Parent at Bessborough
Wonderful nursery: I would highly recommend it. Great staff.
Melanie, parent at Bessborough
Children eating a meal in the nursery

Food and nutrition at LEYF

Healthy eating is important at LEYF. Our chefs, trained at our Early Years Chef Academy, understand children’s specific nutritional needs, and how to encourage children to be adventurous in their tastes. We cater for different dietary requirements and allergies.

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