Katharine Bruce Nursery and Pre‑School

Ages taken: Birth to 5 years

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Rated Good by Ofsted, Katharine Bruce Nursery and Pre-School provides Early Years education and childcare to children from birth to 5 years old.

You can find us in Kensal Green, close to Queen’s Park and Kensal Rise stations. We’re a bright, roomy nursery with plenty of space for all-weather outdoor activities.
Our long-standing staff believe the key to learning is variety. Every day is different! The children enjoy science experiments, yoga, growing vegetables in our greenhouse, messy arts play, woodwork and more. We also have a sensory room for babies.
Parents and grandparents get involved in nursery life by reading to the children in different languages, as well as activities such as dads’ day and grandparents’ afternoon tea.
The nursery’s on-site chef provides a range of meals and snacks from LEYF’s nutritious menu.

Healthy Early Years London (HEYL) awards

Katharine Bruce Nursery has been awarded the Silver Award. A scheme funded by the Mayor of London which supports and recognises achievements in child health, wellbeing and development in early years settings.

Meet the manager

Yvonne, nursery manager

Meet the manager

Hello, my name is Yvonne and I have been with LEYF since 1996 and joined Katharine Bruce Nursery & Pre-School in 1997. We are really special because of our extensive outdoor area and qualified staff, who are friendly and supportive. My proudest moment here was probably when I introduced the outing for the whole nursery, something which had never been done before I became manager.

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.

My son comes back happy and excited every day from the wide range of activities and relationships that he has established with carers and children alike at Katherine Bruce nursery.
Parent at Katharine Bruce
The staff at this nursery are fantastic and work hard to create a relaxed and inspiring home from home for the children.
Parent at Katharine Bruce
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