Leys Nursery and Pre‑School

Ages taken: Birth to 5 years

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Spaces available for September 2024

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

You can find us in Dagenham, not far from Dagenham East underground station and close to The Leys park. We’re a bright, modern nursery, with rooms for different age groups and a surrounding garden for free-flow play.

Each child can choose the activities they enjoy every day, from sensory play with ice and water to small world play with dinosaurs, languages, construction, obstacle courses and much more!

We are based inside a children’s centre, where parents have access to groups to attend and can be signposted to services to support their family well-being or for financial support.

The nursery’s chef provides all meals from scratch, using recipes from LEYF’s nutritious menu.

Meet the manager

Caroline, nursery manager

Meet the manager

Hello, my name is Caroline and I have been at Leys Nursery & Pre-School since 2009, when myself and the team opened the nursery from new. Leys has some truly unique features, from the moment you step inside. The large, spacious rooms with their own defined areas allow children the freedom to explore their own learning at a level suited to them.

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 daughter has been at this nursery just a few months and loves it. She has come so far since being here.
Samantha, parent at Leys
I was initially overwhelmed with the whole process of sending my child to nursery, but Caroline had broken down individual steps and guided me through every stage from application to settling in.
Parent at Leys
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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