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Coin Street’s 84-place day nursery provides high quality, affordable care and education for children from 3 months – 5 years.

Why Coin Street Nursery?

  • 5 minutes walk from Waterloo and Blackfriars stations
  • Highly qualified staff
  • Part of the Ofstead Outstanding Coin Street family and children’s centre
  • Healthy meals prepared by our on-site chef
  • Fees inclusive of meals, snacks and trips

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Opening times

The nursery is open 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday 50 weeks a year.

We are closed on all bank holidays and also for inset days on Friday 27 September 2019 and Monday 4 November 2019.

Highly qualified staff

All our nursery staff are qualified to a minimum of level 3 in childcare. This means they understand your child’s care and educational needs and can provide one-to-one care when needed. Five of our teachers hold a degree, which exceeds the Government’s aim to have one graduate per nursery.

The nursery team uses an informed educational philosophy, which means that every child develops at their own pace.

Unique learning journeys

Every child’s learning process is unique. We support the natural disposition of each child to explore, investigate and discover things that interest them. We celebrate their achievements in portfolios which we share with parents.

Our staff and children are from diverse backgrounds and we believe this should be reflected in our activities. That’s why we choose activities that extend each child’s learning and development process and also broaden their horizons.

Our nursery is part of Coin Street’s Ofsted Outstanding Family and Children’s centre, which offers an exciting range of free programmes you may also take part in.

Creative environments

Our recently refurbished nursery is purpose-designed, with interactive areas for a variety of educational activities. The outside play area means children can explore and enjoy their environment and our family room offers space for quiet play, and privacy for parents.

Children take part in a wide range of activities including weekly football sessions and classes at Rambert dance company’s headquarters. And we take regular educational trips to local places including; Tate Modern, British Transport Museum London City Farms and China Town to celebrate Chinese New Year.

Parents as partners

We develop a strong relationships with parents in order to support you as your child’s main educator. We offer support during the settling-in process and maintain regular contact through a key nursery worker. Regular working/studying parent meetings take place to support your child’s learning. Each term we create a progress report, with information on your child’s development and learning in the Nursery.

Award nominated healthy eating

All nursery meals are freshly prepared on-site by our Chef, Jo. We have worked with a dietitian to develop a menu of fresh and nutritious food. You can read more about what Jo does to include more veggies and introduce children to new foods here.

All sessions include at least two meals and two snacks, which are included in the fees.

We are proud to have been one of four nurseries nationwide to be shortlisted for the food award in the Nursery World Awards 2017.

Admissions and costs

We currently have spaces available!

Admissions are based on a number of criteria (expand).

Prices are based according to age of your child and number of days they will be attending Click here for 2019 fees chart. Fees are all inclusive, and include; 3 meals and 2 snacks daily, and also trips and activities.

Funding

There are a number of schemes to assist with costs and we are happy to provide advice to help you through all of these schemes. Please call us on 020 7021 1670.

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

Enhanced provision: Lambeth

As one of Lambeth’s Enhanced Provision (xxx?). We receive additional funding from Lambeth Council to support children with complex developmental needs. When your child is allocated a place, we will be in touch to discuss support we can offer  you.

Visit us

We encourage parents to visit our nursery to find out if we are the right fit for you and your child.

Our nursery tours run twice month:
• Explorers tours (under 2’s) – Last Friday of every month
• Investigators and Discoverers tours (2 – 5 year olds) – First Friday of every month

To register a place e-mail nursery@coinstreet.org or call 020 7021 1670

Apply to a place

To apply for a place download and complete our Nursery application Form.

Return to nursery@coinstreet.org or via post to: Nursery, Coin Street neighbourhood centre, 108 Stamford Street, London SE1 9NH.

When a place becomes available we will be in touch. If you wish to accept the place we will arrange a home visit to get to know you and your child.

Useful information

Contact us

To register your interest in a nursery place, to arrange a visit or for any other information please contact us via nursery@coinstreet.org or 020 7021 1670.