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

Yarnton Way Nursery is an Alliance childcare service located in the London Borough of Bexley. 

We offer Ofsted-registered places are assessed as Good by Ofsted. Our committed, friendly and well-qualified nursery team provides high quality care and   learning opportunities for children aged between 0-5 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 nursery.

We are open from 7:30am-6:30pm Monday to Friday, 51 weeks of the year, excluding bank holidays and three staff training days.

We offer

  • Funded childcare for qualifying two year olds and all three and four year olds
  • School holiday play schemes
  • Safe, friendly and fun place for you and your child
  • Learning through indoor and outdoor play activities
  • A well-qualified, kind and caring team
  • A dedicated person to give focused support to your child.

Find out more

You can visit during our opening hours or please contact Linsey Jones, Childcare Operations Manager  on 02083207872 or by email on yarntonway@eyalliance.org.uk

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"Yarnton Way Nursery is an excellent forward-looking and well-established nursery. I will gladly recommend it to friends and family."

About us

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Yarnton Way Nursery offers a stimulating approach to early years development and learning for very young children.

Within a safe, friendly and fun environment, children are supported by qualified, caring staff in developing a wide range of skills and interests. The children enjoy learning through play experiences in bright indoor and outdoor play areas with exciting outings planned regularly. 

We are managed by the Early Years Alliance, one of the largest providers of childcare in England with over 50 years experience delivering childcare and practical, professional support to early years practitioners.

Our nursery plans its activities in accordance with the EYFS with a strong focus on exploratory, imaginative play and healthy eating. We recognise and understand the huge benefits that free flow play has on the positive development of very young children. Every child in our care is supported by a key person who understands their individual needs and offers special care and support to them. 

We are proud of our diversity and all children, irrespective of their backgrounds are made to feel a sense of belonging.

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

You can visit during our opening hours or please contact Linsey Jones, Childcare Operations Manager on 02083207872 or by email on yarntonway@eyalliance.org.uk

Our Team

Woman and child looking at an exhibitOur well qualified, committed and experienced team work hard to create a caring and learning environment in the nursery. We know that every child develops differently and at different times. Every child has a key person who understands 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 the 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 nursery 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 nursery 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.

"The nursery staff have been supportive and welcoming. I would like to say a big thank you for all the teaching and supporting staff for their love, support and extra care for my daughter. God bless you all."

You can visit during our opening hours or please contact Linsey Jones, Childcare Operation's Manager on 02083207872 or by email on yarntonway@eyalliance.org.uk

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Child learning on a globeDo you offer funded entitlement for 3 year olds?

Yes. 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?

Yes. If your child is two years old, your child may be eligible to attend the two 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 from 7:30-6:30. Parents can choose a full day, a session or a combination of various sessions. 

Our sessions are:

Full Day Session -7:30am -6:30pm

Morning session - 8am -1pm

Afternoon Session -13:00-16:30


Do you provide hot meals?


Are you able to accommodate children with different dietary requirements?


What qualifications do your staff have?

The majority of staff are qualified from Level 3 to Level 6 in Early Years and Education, and we also have two unqualified nursery assistants.

How many staff will be looking after my child?  

Your child will be allocated a Key Person who will liaise with you and support your child's learning and development. The ratio for children under two is 3:1 and 4:1 for 2 year olds while children aged from three in the pre-school are 8:1. 

How quickly can my child start?

This depends on the availability of space as well as on your choice of days and sessions. Please contact us to discuss how we can meet your childcare needs.

You can visit during our opening hours or please contact Linsey Jones, Childcare Operation's Manager: Tel: 0208 320 7872 or by email: Linsey.Jones@eyalliance.org.uk





Contact Us

Child colouring with crayonsLinsey Jones,

Childcare Operation's Manager 

Yarnton Way Nursery,

Bexley Academy Grounds, 

Yarnton Way,



DA18 4DW

T:  0208 320 7872

E: yarntonway@eyalliance.org.uk


Yarnton Way Nursery
Harris Garrard Academy Grounds
Yarnton Way
DA18 4DW
United Kingdom
Tel: 0208 320 7872


Parent testimonials:

"Yarnton Way Nursery has been a wonderful experience for our daughter. She has learned so much, made life long friends and developed a lovely bond with teachers. It will be sad to say goodbye. Thank you!"

"My daughter has loved every minute at Yarnton Way. She cried at first because of the unknown. Her journey after that has been a fun filled three years and we as parents are proud. Thank you to everyone at the nursery." - July 18

"The graduation ceremony for the children at nursery has been organised very well and great job to all workers at the nursery. The support given to the children is very much appreciated and I am very happy with the children's progress so far." - July 18

"I am truely amazed at the progress my child has made at Yarnton Way Nursery. Thanks to everyone who works here. Keep up the good work. You are all a gift from God." - July 18

"An excellent place for children, my son had the best of support from the nursery. It is calm, has dedicated staff, a lovely environment and play areas. The manager's support and advice to parents was the best. Thank you manager and to all the staff.  I would always recommend the nursery to friends and everyone. A very big fat thanks." - June 18

"My child has greatly benefited from the excellent teaching community at Yarnton Way Nursery." - June 18

"Since attending Yarnton Way Nursery, I have watched my daughter grow more and more into her own, with a stronger sence of independence."

"My daughter's numeracy skills are excellent, her key person has done an outstanding job with her."

"It has been fantastic to see how much our son has grown in confidence since starting and how much he has learnt. The staff are amazing and have wonderful relationships with the children. They really help prepare everyone for their next journey into primary school. I am so pleased with my son's progression and I am sure all the staff will be greatly missed by him. Thank you all for all the hard work and dedication." 

"Yarnton Way Nursery is like a second home for my daughter. She started when she was only 6 months old and she is leaving today having learned lots of things and she has made a lot of friends. She learned to be confident and independent. I am very pleased with the nursery and the staff who are very kind and helpful and look after the kids in the best way. I can trust them and recommend them to other parents."

"Great nursery, fantastic staff. My son has grown and continues to grow in this environment. Thank you very much for the support."