Gumboots Nursery and Pre‑School

Ages taken: Birth to 5 years

Spring Open Days 

Wednesday 24th April

Spaces available for under 2-year-olds.

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Rated Good by Ofsted, Gumboots Nursery & Pre-School provides Early Years education and childcare to children from birth to 5 years old. You can find us in East Dulwich, not far from East Dulwich and North Dulwich stations. We’re a spacious nursery, with separate rooms and gardens for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.

Our caring and dedicated staff have worked together for many years. The children enjoy a varied and stimulating timetable – from cooking with our chef to Zumba classes and gardening.

The children also love getting involved in the wider community, taking trips to the local shops or visiting the elderly. We run regular quiz nights, so parents and grandparents can join in the fun.

Our on-site chef prepares nutritious and balanced meals from LEYF’s menu.

Meet the manager

Carol, nursery manager

Meet the manager

Hello, my name is Carol and I have been the nursery manager at Gumboots Nursery & Pre-School since 2014. I am also a senior nursery manager. People would describe me as fun, passionate and dedicated to the nursery and to the children in our care. Our nursery is family friendly and welcoming, with a fantastic staff team.

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.

Really lovely and friendly staff, my child is really comfortable and well looked after. I highly recommend this nursery.
Robyn, parent at Gumboots
The nursery provides a great all-round learning and development experience. We feel very happy with how our child is developing both socially and academically. He never comes home unhappy.
Parent at Gumboots
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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