Farrance Road Nursery and Pre‑School

Ages taken: Birth to 5 years

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Spaces available for under 2-year-olds

‘Staff create a wonderful atmosphere and have high expectations for children’s learning and behaviour.’ OfstedRated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, Farrance Road Nursery & Pre-School provides Early Years education and childcare to children from birth to 5 years old.

You can find us in Chadwell Heath, not far from Chadwell Heath railway station. We’re a large, modern nursery, with separate rooms for different age groups and a garden for outdoor play. Our baby room is equipped with a gym and sensory area.

The children enjoy photography, woodwork, ICT, yoga, dialogic reading, cycling and more.

The nursery currently has a music teacher coming in once a week for music and language groups with children and staff.

Our children love to get out in the local area, with trips to the park and library. A range of freshly prepared healthy snacks is available on-site every day.

Meet the manager

Richard, nursery manager

Meet the manager

Hello, my name is Richard and I've been at LEYF for 13 years. I helped set up the nursery in 2008 and was manager for eight years, before returning in 2021. I like to achieve a good balance between office-based tasks and being hands-on in the room, supporting the team. This also allows me to know the children and provide opportunities for fun activities to extend their learning, including singing, stories and creative play.

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 team have been incredibly welcoming and clearly put the children at the centre of all they do. They work hard to engage families through events and the progress updates.

Parent at Farrance Road

All the members of staff were fantastic and wonderful, I want to express my sincere gratitude for all the efforts you have taken.

Abu, parent at Farrance Road
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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