About Us


What is special about centre

Vision & Mission Statements

  • Our Mission

    We believe in the ability to improve the quality of life of the individuals and families across the city.

  • Our Vision

    Our vision for Early Years is based upon the premise that every child receives the very best education.

  • Philosophy

    We believe that a teacher-guided, balanced approach establishes an excellent educational foundation.

Igniting the spark of genius in every child

We Work to Understand Your Kids Needs

We endeavour to nurture the children’s long-term social and emotional development, boost their well-being and resilience, and help to build independence and character. Our high ratios help to provide consistent, warm and responsive care and to develop positive relationships with peers and other adults in the setting.

At Ladybird Lane we strive to provide a welcoming, happy and safe environment for up to 30 children aged between 2-5. The nursery hall is bright and spacious and we have a large outdoor space with grass, trees, growing area (the children grow tomatoes, strawberries, raspberries, peas, green beans, potatoes, herbs and a range of flowers to attract insects and bugs) plus a large area for the children to ride bikes and scoot freely without bumping into one another.

Children are at the centre of everything the provision does. The environment is inviting and warm and relationships across the nursery are exceptionally strong. Key staff have positive attachments to children, and children feel safe, happy and confident in the setting. Parents are fully involved in this process to ensure consistency and reassurance (Ofsted: 2018)

Prepare your child for school readiness

Feel The Difference

In line with the Department of Education’s (DFE) revised statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the revised non-statutory curriculum guidance Development Matters (2021), and incorporating the ethos of our staff team, we aim to:

  • provide children with a permanent key person who will offer a settled relationship for the child to help them to feel emotionally safe. The key person will ensure the child becomes familiar with the setting and, gradually, with our daily routines and other adults working in the settling. Key practitioners are responsible for ensuring that every child’s care is tailored to meet their individual needs and for monitoring their progress.
  • encourage contributions from parents regarding the care and education of their child to help create a relationship of mutual trust and respect in order to enhance our developing knowledge of their child.
  • to create an ever developing Curriculum that is fun, challenges the children’s (and our own) thinking, and meets the needs and interests of every child.
  • to identify the learning styles of individual children and provide them with opportunities to allow them to flourish in their own way, and at their own pace.
  • to allow and encourage a love for learning that we hope will last them a lifetime.
  • for staff to show warmth and affection, combined with clear and appropriate boundaries and routines.
  • to nurture a spirit of friendly co-operation amongst children and adults.
  • to help children develop positive attitudes towards diversity and inclusion, and to support all children to feel that they are valued and they belong.


NB All key practitioners are qualified to at least an NVQ level 3 in childcare and 3 colleagues have Early Years degrees.  We also train apprentices and take placements from the University of Roehampton to help raise the standard of practitioners working in Early Years for future generations.

If our provision meets your expectations please contact us to make an appointment for you and your child to come and view the nursery 020 8232 8839.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Prepare your child for school readiness

Feel The Difference

Ladybird Lane Nursery School is a charming and nurturing early childhood education center dedicated to the growth and development of young children
Ladybird Lane Nursery School focuses on fostering social skills, creativity, and early academic concepts through play-based learning

Get to know our staff

Dedicated Teachers & Staff