Thank you for your interest in Ladywell Pre-School, Early Years Alliance. 

We are now closed for the summer holidays and will re-open in Spetember, we look forward to welcoming you to our pre-school. 

During this time we are more than happy to support you with your enquiry.

Please email us at and we will respond accordingly.


The Early Years Alliance provides flexible, affordable and quality childcare across England.

Ladywell Pre-school is an Alliance childcare service located in Ladywell, London. 

We offer 28 Ofsted-registered places and is assessed as 'Good' by Ofsted. Our committed, friendly and well-qualified pre-school team provides high quality care and learning opportunities for children aged 2 to 5 years. 

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) with a focus on learning through play and actively encourage parents to become involved in the life of the Pre-school. 

We are open Monday - Friday

Morning session 9.15am - 12.15pm                                                                                                                             

Lunch club 12.15pm - 12.45pm

Afternoon session 12.45pm - 3.45pm

38  weeks of the year, excluding bank holidays and three staff training days.   

We're proud to have been given a Top 20 Nurseries in London award from Daynurseries





A year of playing!

A year of learning! 2019 - 2020






We offer 

  • Funded childcare for qualifying two year olds and all three and four year olds
  • A safe, friendly and fun place for you and your child
  • Learning through indoor and outdoor play activities
  • Forest School sessions 
  • A well-qualified, kind and caring team
  • A dedicated practitioner to give focused support to your child
  • Healthy snacks
  • Purpose built setting with easy access
  • Part of a Children's Centre
  • Outdoor learning in an enriching natural environment
  • Vegetable garden sessions promoting healthy eating
  • Parent partnership

Find out more

You are welcome to visit during session times or if you would like to book a show around please contact us on 02034176166 or email

Whether you are a parent looking for a place or an existing parent who wants to discuss your child's needs, we are happy to answer your questions. Use any of the methods above to contact us.   


Parent involvement

  • At Ladywell Pre-school, over the years, parents have been actively involved with event planning, gardening, creating and fundraising. All of this is arranged in the Parent Forums planned and run by parents.
  • We welcome parents to come and join in sessions to take part in messy play, story time, cooking, and share their talents.
  • We have been lucky to have a parent build the wonderful mud kitchen for the children to enjoy in the garden.
  • Ask staff about how you can get involved

Dads Pumpkin Carving Breakfast



Mums Christmas Craft Morning 



  Learning and Development

  At Ladywell Pre-school we are passionate about providing a secure place for your child to thrive and develop to their potential. We work hard to provide an environment that is warm, welcoming and     nurturing that facilitates a sense of belonging. Our recent Ofsted Report identifies how we do this.

"Staff are attune to the needs of new children settling in. Staff put children at ease quickly and encourage them to play and explore their new surroundings".

"Staff are extremely welcoming to new parents. Parents are kept up to date about their children's progress and know how staff intend to further extend children's skills".

"Children quickly build good relationships with the warm, friendly and approachable staff. Staff provide a secure base from which children venture away to explore or seek to join in the play of others".

(Ofsted Report Sept 2017)

At Ladywell Pre-school we are passionate about learning outdoors. We are lucky to have a Forest School area and also a garden where we can grow vegetables.


Term Dates 2020

Spring Term 2020 Summer Term 2020
Mon 6th Jan - Fri 14th Feb Tues 20th April - Fri 22nd May
Half Term Mon 17th Feb - Fri 21st Feb Half Term Mon 25th May - Fri 29th May
Mon 24th Feb - Fri 3rd April Mon 1st June - Fri 17th July





Our special member of Ladywell Pre-school - George the Turtle



Family Corner website for parents

About us

We offer a child centered environment both outdoors and indoors. We emphasise on self-selection and child lead activities throughout our sessions.

  • Children are supported by well experienced and qualified staff
  • We have a strong focus on outdoor learning as we believe its beneficial for many reasons. 

Roald Dahl once said, “The more risks you allow children to take, the better they learn to take care of themselves.”

Outdoor learning has many positives such as:

  • Increased motivation
  • Better attitudes about the environment
  • Better overall behaviour
  • Enhanced communication skills
  • Increase in outdoor skills
  • Encourage holistic development of children
  • Develop a love, appreciation and respect for nature and all that is living
  • Develop a lifelong love of the outdoors

Ladywell Pre-school Vision

  • Children feel welcome and valued by creating a safe and stimulating environment for them to learn and develop in.
  • Have a relaxed approach to work with parents and families, to provide the best childcare to meet individual needs.
  • Access the resources and facilities within the centre and the local community, promoting physical and emotional well-being.

Rigorous health & safety and safeguarding policies and procedures are in place to ensure that every child is protected and feels safe and happy with us. 


“Children are treated with respect and patience at all times and know that Ladywell Pre-school is a safe place to explore, experiment and learn new skills.” (Love this one!) - Parent feedback 2018






Ladywell Pre-school and Alexander Care Home

Ladywell preschool is proud to have formed a community partnership with Alexander care home. We believe both children and residents will gain valuable experience from the partnership allowing the residents to feel included in activities and giving the children the opportunity to gain empathy, confidence, inclusion & integration skills. During each of the visit the children and residents take part in a number of activities such as craft making, storytelling, exploring the outdoor areas. The time the children and residents spend together is extremely special and it’s helping to bridge a gap between generations.                                                                                                                                                   




Remembrance Day 2019 Ladywell pre-school and Alexander Care Home 



Find out more

You are welcome to visit during session times or to book a show around please contact us on 02034176166 or email


Our Team

Our well qualified, committed and experienced team work hard to create a caring and learning environment in the Pre-school. We know that every child develops differently and at different times. Every child has a key person who understands how their individual needs and interests. This helps us to ensure that every child feels involved, stimulated and happy in our care.

We follow rigorous staff recruitment, selection and supervision procedures to ensure that anyone joining our team undertake relevant security checks including Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure, references and qualification checks. Parents are reassured knowing that child protection and safeguarding underpins every aspect of our practice and will continue to remain a priority for us.

Your child's 'key person'

Every child who joins the Pre-school receives support from an experienced member of the team. They are responsible for your child’s individual needs and known as the ‘key person’. The key person is your main point of contact however all Pre-school staff are happy to feedback on your child’s developmental progress on a daily basis or discuss any concerns with you. They will also keep records of your child’s progress and achievement, which are always available for you to see and contribute towards.

Your child’s key person will make time to find out from you about your child’s interests, likes, dislikes and special requirements. Please share any important or useful information when you register your child and throughout their time with us. This helps us to give your child the most appropriate care and learning to suit their developmental, emotional and physical needs. You can access and contribute your views to your child's progress and achievements in their records.

Staff team

Mary (Manager) - Level 5 Diploma in Childcare Leadership & Management 

                                           Level 3 Diploma in Child and Young People's workforce

Desiginated Safeguarding person - Paediatric First aider 


Deputy manager) -  Level 3 Diploma in Child and Young People's workforce

SENCO - Paediatric First aider 

Fatu (Practitioner) Level 3 Diploma in Child and Young People's workforce

Ann-Marie  (Practitioner) NNEB in childcare 


Kirsty (Early Years Assistant) - NVQ Level 2 - Paediatric First aider 


Bosso (Early Years Assistant) - NVQ Level 2  - Paediatric First Aider 

Gill (Volunteer




Find out more

you are welcome to visit during session times or to book a show around please contact us on 02034176166 or email



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Do you have childcare places available at the moment?

Yes, we do! Simply contact us to discuss you and your child’s needs.

Do you offer funded entitlement for 3 year olds?

Children are eligible for the funding in the term following their third birthday. The funding is available for 15 hours per week.  

Do you offer funded entitlement for 2 year olds?

If your child is two-years old, your child may be eligible to attend the 2 year old funded childcare programme. The funding is available for 15 hours per week. Please ask us.

What sessions do you offer?

We are open Monday - Friday Term time only.

Morning session 9.30am - 12.30pm                                                                                                         

Lunch club 12.30pm - 1pm

Afternoon session 1pm - 4pm

Do we offer 30 hours funded childcare?


Do you provide hot meals?

Children bring in packed lunch.

Are you able to accommodate children with different dietary requirements?

Yes, this is all discussed at the registration meeting.

What qualifications do your staff have?

Please see (our team) section. 

How many staff will be looking after my child? 

Your child will be allocated a key person when they start, this is to help gain trust and build a relationship with a familiar member, however all staff are always there to help support you and your child.

How quickly can my child start?

We currently have places available. Please do call us and arrange a visit to meet the team, other parents and children here at the setting. There is a settling-in period for all new children. We can discuss and agree this together to make sure it best meets the needs of your child.


“The staff and experience of Ladywell Pre-school have provided a safe, stimulating and enjoyable introduction to our sons education. Our whole family have benefitted from such a positive experience and we are truly grateful” - Parent feedback 2018



Find out more

You are welcome to visit during session times or to book a show around please contact us on 02034176166 or email

Contact Us

Mary, Nursery Manager 

Ladywell Pre-school,

30 Rushey Mead, 




M: 07896 761467 / 02034176166




Ladywell Pre-school
30 Rushey Mead
United Kingdom
Tel: 02034176166

“I think the changes that have been implemented are wonderful. Mary and the team have done a fantastic job at making the best use of all the facilities at the centre. She really listens & responds to parent feedback. And on top of this there is still all the love and kindness & care for the children which has always been a feature of the pre-school. Thank you” (parent comment) 

“You guys are the best. Thanks for making our boy so happy” (parent comment) 

“I love absolutely everything you are doing. Ladywell pre-school is fabulous. Thank you for all your hard work”. (parent comment) 

“Really happy with the pre-school. Ted is doing well love the garden, I think the famly app is great! (parent comment)

“Felix is very happy at pre-school and the changes from the last year have been made very smoothly and successfully. Thanks!” (parent comment)