Based in the Coin Street neighbourhood centre, minutes from Waterloo station and at the heart of a thriving local 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 childcare 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.

Professionally qualified staff

All our nursery staff are qualified education professionals fully committed to ensuring that your child experiences a rich and secure learning environment.

Unique learning journeys

Exciting activities are planned to extend each child’s learning and development and broaden horizons, supporting the natural disposition of each child to explore the world in a safe and challenging way, their achievements celebrated in individual portfolios.

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.

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.

Healthy eating

Fresh, healthy meals are prepared daily for the children by our chef in the on-site kitchen, supported by dietitian advice. In June, we were shortlisted for a Nursery World’s Food Award. 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 between Christmas day and New Years day and for INSET Days on the following dates:

  • 11 September 2017
  • 15 December 2017

Admissions and costs

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 0207 021 1670.

To apply for a place you will need to complete a registration form. Interested parents can register before their child is born if they wish.

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

  • Explorers tours (under 2s) – Every fourth Friday of the month
  • Investigators tours (2-3 year olds) – Every fourth Monday of the month
  • Discoverers tours (3-5 year olds) – Every fourth Tuesday of the month

To apply for a place please download our registration 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.

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.