Conservatoire Nursery and Pre‑School

Ages taken: Birth to 5 years

‘Children’s interests and love of learning are at the heart of every decision staff make.’ Ofsted

Rated Outstanding by Ofsted, Conservatoire Nursery and Pre-School provides Early Years education and childcare to children from birth to 5 years old. You can find us in Blackheath, not far from the station. We’re a spacious nursery in a handsome Victorian building, with separate areas for different age groups and a large garden.

Our experienced staff plan each day with help from the children. They can choose from a wide range of activities, from gardening to science experiments and sensory play to physical activities, dialogic reading and more.

The children love to get out and about in the community too – shopping for fruit and veg at the local market or nature-spotting on Blackheath. Our in-house chef provides all the children’s meals, using nutritious recipes from LEYF’s menu.

Meet the manager

Stacey-Jane, nursery manager

Meet the manager

Hello, my name is Stacey-Jane and I joined LEYF in 2003. After a lot of hard work, I became a manager in 2014 and am now the manager of Conservatoire Nursery & Pre-School. I have the Early Years Foundation Degree and Early Years Professional Status (EYPS). We have a highly qualified staff team here. Their knowledge and skills help to support and extend children’s learning to its full potential.

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.

The nursery is excellent. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and the children love the adults working here. There is a lovely atmosphere and the children have lots of lovely experiences.
Rhoda, parent at Conservatoire
The staff care so much and you know that your child is in good hands. My husband and I trust the nursery 100% with the most valuable person in our lives.
Urmi, parent at Conservatoire
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.

Food and nutrition