Carlton Hill Community Nursery

A message from the manager

Hello, I’m Selamawit and have been at Carlton Hill since 2009 and took over as manager in 2014. My favourite memory during that time is helping a child with special needs secure extra hours to match his one to one sessions. It was a long process but worth it when it ended so well, I felt very happy that we were able to make a difference to the life of a child and his family. Our family-friendly setting offers a stimulating, fun environment where children grow and learn together. Parents really like our wonderful outdoor space, which gives children first-hand experience of growing their own produce and flowers. I'm very proud of our nursery and would love to show you around! Please get in touch to arrange a visit.

We're located in Maida Vale, providing care and education for children from birth to 5 years. We're open 8am to 6pm, 51 weeks a year.

Selamawit, Nursery Manager Selamawit, Nursery Manager

What our parents say about us

  • "Carlton Hill nursery has provided a wonderful, caring environment for our child, who has been very happy there. The staff welcome children as part of a big family and provide an exciting and safe childcare and learning environment." Carlton Hill parent
  • "We love Carlton Hill and the staff there. Our child could not be happier." Carlton Hill parent
  • "Overall we are extremely happy about the standard of care. Everyone seems to be genuinely caring and love their jobs." Carlton Hill parent
  • "The staff and environment are great at Carlton Hill, a very dedicated group of people whom you can trust. We were particularly pleased with our child's key worker." Carlton Hill parent
  • "We're very happy with our daughter's overall care at Carlton Hill. The staff are very friendly and professional and she really enjoys her time with her little friends." Carlton Hill parent
  • "The staff welcome children as part of a big family and provide an exciting and safe childcare and learning environment." Carlton Hill parent
  • "A great nursery for which I have nothing but praise." Carlton Hill parent
  • "It's a great nursery....speaking to the other mums there everyone seems very happy with it." Carlton Hill parent
What our parents say about us


We were most recently inspected by Ofsted in December 2013 and were rated as 'Outstanding' for the second time running.

What Ofsted like most about us

'All children benefit from attending this bright, unique and vibrant environment, where they enjoy an excellent range of interesting and exciting experiences that support their learning.'

'Staff promote children's learning extremely well in partnership with parents and assess their progress accurately. Therefore, children make excellent progress in their learning.'

'The highly resourced outdoor learning environment provides children with excellent opportunities to enjoy the benefits of outdoor play and develop healthy lifestyles.'

To read more download our latest Ofsted report

What Ofsted like most about us