Nursery

Father picking up his daughter from the nursery, both smiling

Covid-19 update: your Nursery

To keep children and staff as safe as possible we have put a number place measures including: an enhanced cleaning system, installing hand sanitizer points and having plans in place for if a child shows symptoms, or tests positive for Covid-19. Children will learn and play in bubbles of and we are staggering drop off and pick up times to reduce the possibility of infection.

About Coin Street Nursery

Coin Street’s 55-place day nursery provides high quality, affordable care and education for children from 3 months – 5 years. 

Why Coin Street Nursery?

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

Opening times

Opening times have temporarily changed due to Covid-19. The current opening times are as follows:

  • Explorers (baby room) & Investigators (2-year-old room): 8:30am to 4:15pm and 5:00pm
  • Discoverers (3+year old room): 8:45am to 4:30pm and 5:15pm

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

Please read our 2020 Nursery handbook.

Amelia, my daughter, is full of smiles and in her words she feels like a princess after her time in the nursery. Her key worker loves building bonds with the children and it shows! 

Charlene R, nursery parent

All of our nursery staff are qualified to, or studying towards, level 3 in childcare. This means they understand your child’s care and educational needs and can provide one-to-one care when needed. The nursery team uses an informed educational philosophy, helping every child develop at their own pace. 

Admissions and costs

Prices are based on a 50-week year, the age of your child and number of days they will be attending. Fees include two meals and two snacks a day, plus all trips and activities. Admissions are based on a number of criteria, including home address and if a sibling also attends the nursery. Our fees are reviewed annually in April. 

Please see our Nursery handbook for more information.

Funding

We welcome families claiming government funding for their childcare, you can check the support you are entitled to here. Please contact the nursery team to have a chat about funded places.

Enhanced provision, Lambeth 

We receive additional funding from Lambeth Council to support children with complex developmental needs. If your child is eligible for enhanced provision, please get in touch to discuss how we can support you and your child.

My son got along with his key person as soon as he met her at the home visit where she brought him a bunny rabbit to play with. She is thoughtful, sweet and caring, committed to the well being of the children. She made sure that Arturo had a smooth settling in week and he loves her!

Silvia C, nursery parent
Two children playing with puppets and parent

We encourage parents to visit us to find out if we are the right fit for you and your child. Regular virtual tours of the nursery are held by the Head of Early Years Education, to book a place contact nursery@coinstreet.org.

We are now using the First Steps Parent Link app.  

It will be your main resource for your child’s daily activity whilst at the nursery, as well as your invoices and important communications from the nursery team. Whilst we bed the new system into our nursery processes, we will roll out Parent Link bit by bit over the course of 2021. Each time we add a new function, we will notify you.

To start with, Parent Link will replace daily handover notes. You will be able to use this app to view your child’s day at nursery, including activities, meals, nappy changes, bottle feeds and sleep.

Apply for a place

To apply for a place download and complete our Waiting List form below. Send the completed form to nursery@coinstreet.org or Nursery, Coin Street neighbourhood centre, 108 Stamford Street, London SE1 9NH.

When we receive the completed form, we will be in touch. We will arrange a home visit to get to know you and your child.

Catchment area

Coin Street Nursery prioritises entry for children living in the Coin Street Neighbourhood catchment area. Please see our catchment map below.

Catchment area map

I respect my key worker’s depth of knowledge and confidence in supporting my child to learn and flourish. She is an excellent ambassador for the nursery as she is always cheerful and positive, never failing to explain what they’ve been doing and what she has taught my child.

Catherine B, nursery parent 

Learning at Coin Street Nursery

We believe every child’s learning process is unique, and support their natural disposition to explore, investigate and discover things that interest them. Our staff and children are from diverse backgrounds which are reflected in our nursery. 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 can take part in.

Creative environments

Our recently refurbished nursery is purpose-designed, with interactive areas for educational activities, and an outside play area where children can explore and enjoy their environment.

Children take part in a wide range of activities including sessions at Rambert dance company’s headquarters. And we take regular 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 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. 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 sessions include at least two meals and two snacks. We have worked with a dietitian to develop a menu of fresh and nutritious food with no added salt or sugar. Nursery meals are freshly prepared on-site by our Chef.

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

We’d like to thank our nursery practitioner for her continuous love and care towards Finn. Paying attention to his individual needs makes us feel really pleased. She is interested in his development and always has time to talk about ways to help him.

Maddy M, nursery parent
Two boys gardening