A modern Day nursery for hard-working parents
Open all day
8am - 630pm
6 months -
5 year olds
learning in nature & beyond
Nutritious meals cooked on site
Spanish, mandarin Ballet and yoga
exciting childcare on your doorstep in Royal wharf
The Nest is not beholden to any particular curriculum but aims to combine the best elements of different approaches including outdoor-learning, languages, yoga and dance to provide your child with a broad and fulfilling nursery experience.
Scroll down to see how our focus may differ from other nurseries & click for more information.
what makes us different?
We firmly believe in positivity and this starts from day 1. Your baby thrives on smiles and therefore will always be in a room full of happy people.
As they grow, we expect some pushing back, but we use positivity and distraction to encourage persistent good behaviours.
When your child leaves the Nest they will be ready to take on everything that school brings, being independent, confident and able to think for themselves.
We create a positive atmosphere to help your child grow
We value education and have a highly-trained team, as we recognise the correlation between children's attainment and the understanding and skill level of the practitioner.
Every interaction is a learning opportunity, but these can so easily be missed if your child's carer doesn't identify it or doesn't have the skill to build on it.
Our staff challenge each other to be better each day and we train regularly to stay on top of developments in our field.
We do this by creating exciting experiences that emphasise health, communication, and genuine learning opportunities
Take learning outside
Our large garden provides children with easy access to the outdoors which is an important part of our healthy philosophy.
We encourage physical activity in the fresh air and create excellent opportunities for exploration and imagination.
This happens every day, even when it's raining or cold. As Ranulph Fiennes once said, "there is no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing".
Cook in-house for a good relationship with food
We believe food is important to all cultures. There is a known link between families talking over dinner and vocabulary expansion.
We want children to understand how food grows, where it comes from and how it reaches the plate. That's why we do all of these, including growing some of our ingredients in the nursery.
Our kitchen opens directly into where we eat so these fun interactions can happen throughout the day.
one big family
We appreciate that needs change significantly between stages of development, so we divide the nursery into three main groups to best support to every child.
A baby focussed room, with everything set-up for a little person trying to understand the world.
A mixture of cosy and calm and lively and stimulating, with a baby-focussed team. We seek to provide a caring home away from home.
They are now bigger, more mobile but likely struggling to communicate their full range of emotions.
We expand the variety and challenge of activities they face but ensure children still have cosy spaces to relax in.
This is when children start to become much more sociable and interested in other people.
Physically, they are more able and more opportunities for expression are created. We need to stimulate this with big movements, lots of discussion and even greater variety.
making things Easier for your family
We created the Nest to be an understanding partner in childcare, meaning that we grasp the realities of London-life and we aim to create little perks that we hope make a big difference to you.
You choose when and how to exchange information with the nursery.
We use the Famly app to communicate at all times. We share achievements and photos privately and ensure our face-to-face interactions focus on the important things.
choose how much contact you have
Take back hours in the day.
Your commute steals so much of your working week already, why add another one to a nursery?
Situated in Royal Wharf, a small walk from Pontoon Dock and West Silvertown DLR stations.
keep your commute manageable
One size does not fit all, this is especially important for your child's care.
We want to ensure that your home routines are kept undisrupted, so we learn from you how you do things and follow suit.