Coin Street Nursery

I feel that my daughter is very happy at the nursery and we've noticed a great improvement in her verbal skills as well as her social skills. Overall very happy

— Sandra B

Very friendly staff with a variety of activities for children. Very much recommend this nursery.

— Jamie M

The nursery is a very important part of our community. I greatly appreciate the support of Coin Street staff who do a great job of looking after our children.

— Emma S

Coin Street felt like a second home

— Tracey Gilbert

Based in the Coin Street neighbourhood centre, minutes from Waterloo station and at the heart of a thriving community, our 84-place day nursery and specialist baby care unit provides high quality, affordable childcare and education for children from 3 months to 5 years. The nursery’s qualified team has an informed educational philosophy that ensures every child develops at their own pace.

We are one of Lambeth’s Enhanced Provision. We receive additional funding and support from Lambeth Council to support children with complex developmental needs. If your child is allocated a place we will discuss with you the needs of your child and how we can offer support.

Highly qualified staff

All our nursery staff are qualified to at least level 3 in childcare. This means our staff have the skills they need to look after the children one-on-one if needed, and are fully qualified to understand the child’s care and educational needs. We are pleased to have 5 qualified teachers with degree level education. This means our nursery exceeds the Government’s aim to have 1 graduate per nursery.

Unique learning journeys

At Coin Street nursery, we have staff and children from diverse backgrounds and we believe this should be celebrated and reflected in our activities. That’s why we choose activities that not only extend each child’s learning and development process but also broaden their horizons. We know that each child’s learning process is unique, therefore we support the natural disposition of each child to explore, investigate and discover the things that interest them and celebrate their achievements in portfolios which are shared with parents.

Enabling environments

Coin Street nursery is purpose-designed with interactive areas for a variety of educational activities. A safe outside play area allows children to explore and enjoy their environment, while our Family Room offers privacy for parents and interactive sensory equipment. Children are also taken on educational visits to places of interest.

Recent trips include:

  • Weekly dance sessions at Rambert
  • Weekly football sessions at Colombo Community centre
  • China Town to celebrate Chinese New Year
  • Tate Modern
  • British Transport Museum
  • London City Farm
  • Forrest School.

We’ve recently refurbished our nursery to ensure that it is the best possible environment for your child to learn, grow and develop. You can read more about this here.

Parents as partners

We develop strong, creative partnerships with parents so that we can support and enhance your role as the child’s main educator. We offer sensitive support during the settling-in process, and regular ongoing contact through a key nursery worker. Regular working/studying parent meetings take place to support your child’s learning.

Our nursery is part of Coin Street’s Ofsted Outstanding Family and Children’s centre. This is often a huge benefit to parents as we offer a wide range of free programmes to help support your child and you along the way.

Award nominated healthy eating

At Coin Street we believe every child should be given the opportunity to get hot, healthy meals. That’s why we have planned our sessions to include at least two meals and snacks, all included in the fees. Our meals are prepared daily by our chef in the on-site kitchen, and are advised by dietitian. You can read more about what Chef Jo does to include more veggies and introduce new foods to children by clicking here.

We are proud to have been one of four nurseries nationwide to be shortlisted for the food award in the Nursery World Awards 2017. The award is open to early years settings whose approach to and provision of nutritious food promotes children’s health and well-being.

Opening times

The nursery is open for 50 weeks of the year, 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

The nursery will be closed on all bank holidays and for INSET Days on the following dates:

  • 16/04/18
  • 05/09/18
  • 14/12/18

Admissions and costs

We currently have spaces available!

Coin Street Community Builders is a social enterprise which seeks to create an inspirational neighborhood and provide facilities for the local community. This means that income made by our commercial activities helps keep our nursery fees competitively low and ensures that we are able to give your child the best possible start in life. We are pleased that 87% of children attending our nursery are from the local area.

Admissions are judged on a number of criteria, and prices vary according to age of child and number of days attending – download rates information below. There are a number of schemes to assist with costs; we are happy to provide advice and assistance to guide you through all of these schemes – please call us on 020 7021 1670.

Our monthly fees are all inclusive. This includes 3 meals and 2 snacks daily, all trips and activities such as yoga, dance, football and visits to the British Transport Museum.

Nursery tours

We currently offer two nursery tours a month. Come along and see our nursery in person to find out if it’s the perfect fit for you and your child.

Our tours are:

  • Explorers tours (under 2s) – Last Friday of every month
  • Investigators (2-3 year olds) & Discoverers tours (3-5 year olds) – First Friday of every month

To register a place on one of our tours please contact our nursery team on 020 7021 1670 or email

Apply for a place

To apply for a place simply fill in our waiting list form and email it to the Nursery Administrator or return it to Nursery, Coin Street neighbourhood centre, 108 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 9NH. Once a place is available we will get in touch with you to offer you a place. If you wish to accept this place we will pop round for a home visit to get to know your child and help you fill in our registration form.


You may be entitled to funding to help pay for your childcare. We’ve created a funding guide to help you find out what funds may be available to you. Click here to read it.

You are also most welcome to visit the nursery to see it in action; our upcoming viewings are as follows:

Useful information

You may find the following documents useful:

Contact us

To register your interest in a nursery place, to arrange a visit, or for any other information please contact our nursery team on 020 7021 1670 or email

To find out more about what we’ve been up to lately in the nursery and across Coin Street Community Builders, you can read the latest issue of Freshly Minted, our family and children’s centre newsletter.