Cumberland Road Nursery and Pre‑School

Ages taken: Birth to 5 years

Spaces available for under 3-year-olds

‘Children are extremely happy and thrive in this nursery, which is highly effective and inspiring.’ Ofsted

Rated Outstanding by Ofsted, Cumberland Road Nursery and Pre-School provides Early Years education and childcare to children from birth to 5 years old.

You can find us in Plaistow, close to Canning Town underground station and West Ham and Star Lane DLR stations.

Our friendly, dedicated staff run lots of activities designed to bring out the potential in every child. No day is the same and the children enjoy science experiments, cooking, gardening, construction, messy play with sand and water and more.

We have a food bank on-site, which provides additional support to parents. Our in-house chef provides all meals for the children, using healthy recipes from LEYF’s menu.

Meet the manager

Seema, nursery manager

Meet the manager

Hello, my name is Seema and I'm the manager of Cumberland Road Nursery & Pre-School. I have worked for LEYF since 2021. People would describe me as ambitious, passionate and dedicated to the children in our care.

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.

Food and nutrition