Bushy Tails Nursery and Pre‑School

Ages taken: Birth to 5 years

Bushy Tails Nursery and Pre-School is for employees of NPL, OPSS or LGC in Teddington only.

‘Children are happy and enjoy the time they spend at the nursery. Staff are
nurturing and committed to forming strong bonds with children and families. They are respectful and provide plenty of praise and encouragement, helping to raise
children’s confidence and self-esteem’.OfstedRated Good by Ofsted Bushy Tails Nursery and Pre-School provides Early Years education and childcare to children from birth to 5 years old. You can find us in the heart of Teddington, not far from Queen’s Road and Teddington stations. We’re a bright, spacious nursery with a large outdoor space, including three gardens and our very own allotment.

We aim to be a sustainable nursery and children plant, grow and harvest a large variety of fruit and vegetables, which they then cook and eat! The children enjoy a wide range of activities from body painting to making bread, sensory play using foam and ice to singing nursery rhymes. Situated right next to the largest Royal Park in London, Bushy Park, we regularly visit the park, offering children a close-up to nature and the great outdoors.

The nursery’s in-house chef provides all meals using healthy recipes from LEYF’s menu.

Meet the manager

Emma, nursery manager

Meet the manager

Hello, my name is Emma and I am the manager at Bushy Tails Nursery and Pre-School. I have been at the nursery since 2019. People would describe me as enthusiastic, encouraging and dedicated to the nursery and our children. Here at Bushy Tails, we provide children with activities to give them the confidence to explore and learn. Science activities, in particular, are very popular with our 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 wanted to praise the staff at the nursery for looking after my 2-year-old son so well. He is so excited each day to attend nursery; he gets frustrated if we don't get his coat on and out the door quick enough! He has thrived at the nursery and I don't recall a day where he has ever not wanted to go or wanted to leave the nursery at the end of the day!

Heidi, parent at Bushy Tails
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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