Children's Garden Nursery and Pre‑School

Ages taken: Birth to 5 years

Join our OPEN DAY 17th July 6pm-8pm – BOOK NOW 

Limited spaces available for September 2024

‘Staff work in partnership with parents. They discuss children’s key interests and use this information to plan stimulating activities.’ OfstedRated Good by Ofsted, Children’s Garden Nursery and Pre-School provides Early Years education and childcare to children from birth to 5 years old. You can find us on campus at the University of East London (UEL), close to several DLR stations. We are a community nursery, open to all. Many of our staff speak more than one language.

Our friendly, dedicated staff run lots of activities designed to bring out the potential in every child. The children enjoy science experiments, cooking, gardening, construction, messy play with sand and water and more.

Meet the manager

Ramona, nursery manager

Meet the manager

Hello, my name is Ramona and I am the manager of Children's Garden Nursery & Pre-School. I have worked for LEYF since 2016. People would describe me as nurturing, passionate and organised. I love being manager of Children's Garden, especially the fantastic location, which provides us with endless opportunities for real life experiences to extend children's learning.

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.

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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