Colville Nursery and Pre‑School

Ages taken: Birth to 5 years

Spaces available for January 2025

‘Staff promote children’s language and development exceptionally well… Children are enticed by the rich range of activities on offer.’ OfstedRated Outstanding by Ofsted, Colville Nursery and Pre-School provides Early Years education and childcare to children from birth to 5 years old. You can find us in Notting Hill, close to Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park tube stations.

Our experienced staff plan each day with help from the children. There are a choice of different activities – from science experiments to yoga, dialogic reading, woodwork, cooking and more.

The children also love to explore outdoors and go shopping at Portobello Market or spotting wildlife at nearby Holland Park.

Our chef prepares all meals on-site, using recipes from LEYF’s nutritious menu.

Meet the manager

Marta, nursery manager

Meet the manager

Hello, my name is Marta and I am the manager of Colville Nursery & Pre-School. I have been at this nursery since 2019. I started working in nurseries in 2008, after graduating in the field of Pedagogy in Early Years. I am a qualified teacher and also hold a Level 3 qualification in childcare. I love being part of each and every child's journey in the nursery.

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.

It is the one nursery I loved on first impressions ... I really feel that the children there are loved and that the staff enjoy their company (and vice versa).

Natasha, parent at Colville Nursery

Colville Nursery staff provided me with reassurance and confidence when leaving my son at nursery when he was six months old. He was given lots of love and care and is now a very happy and confident two year old.

Su, parent at Colville Nursery
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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