Hither Green Nursery and Pre‑School

(formerly Lysth Nursery)
Ages taken: Birth to 5 years

Join our OPEN DAY 3rd August 10am-2pm – BOOK NOW 

Spaces available from birth to 5 years.

“I am absolutely delighted with our experience here. We switched to Hither Green Nursery from another facility in January, and it’s been a game-changer. Our child is thriving, happy, and eager to attend. She has so much fun, and as parents, we couldn’t be happier with our decision. The recent refurbishment of the baby room and outdoor area is great. The attention to detail in creating an environment that fosters learning and play is commendable”

Hither Green Nursery and Pre-School (formerly Lysth Nursery) provides Early Years education and childcare to children from birth to 5 years old. You can find us in Lewisham, a 10-minute walk from Lewisham or Hither Green Station. We are proud to be one of the newest additions to the LEYF family of high quality nurseries.

We’re a roomy nursery, with plenty of natural light and separate areas for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. We have lots of space for all-weather outdoor play.

Children enjoy singing and signing nursery rhymes, maths, cooking, messy play and much more with our staff. The children are also champions of the local community and love to get out and about. We teach them how to be kind to people and to the planet. Our chef prepares healthy, balanced meals and snacks from our seasonal menu.

Meet the manager

Justina, nursery manager

Meet the manager

Hello, my name is Justina. I have been the manager at Hither Green Nursery since June 2023, after transferring from another LEYF Nursery, where I worked for over 5 years. We have an experienced team of teachers who support the children to become inquisitive learners. Our nursery is in the heart of the community with a spacious garden for children to enjoy all-weather outdoor 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.

I just want to say a massive thank you for all you are doing. The exceptional work all staff members provide for the children is amazing.

LEYF parent

I'm extremely happy with my LEYF nursery; my son is very happy and settled.

LEYF parent

Sustainability at LEYF

At LEYF, we are dedicated to preserving the planet for generations to come.

Green LEYF is what we call our sustainability approach, which is driving holistic and transformational practice and understanding that motivates and empowers children, colleagues and parents.

Green LEYF