Welcome to Camelot Pre-school 

The Pre-school Learning Alliance provides flexible, affordable and quality childcare across England.

Camelot Pre-school is an Alliance childcare service in Catford, London.

We offer 26 Ofsted-registered places for local families across the area.

We currently have spaces available.

Our experienced, committed, friendly and well-qualified pre-school team provides high quality care and learning opportunities for children aged between two and five years. 

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) with a focus on child-led, learning through play activities. We actively encourage parents to become involved in the life of the setting and encourage families to take their learning back home.  

Opening hours

We are open from 8.30 am - 11.30 am Monday to Friday

12 pm - 3.00 pm Monday to Friday.

We also offer a lunch club between sessions.

Our setting is open 38 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
  • A 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 are welcome to visit during our opening hours. Simply contact the setting manager, Angie Thompson on 0208 461 1615  or email angela.thompson@pre-school.org.uk to arrange a suitable time .

View our Ofsted Report





Family Corner Website 

The Pre-school Learning Alliance has launched a useful website packed with information, advice and tips for families on how you can help your young children to learn and develop. The website is called Family Corner and is free, so please take a look.



Term Dates - Please note there are INSET days on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th September 2018 when the Pre-school will be closed

Autumn Term 2018 Spring Term 2018 Summer Term 2018
Wed 5th Sept - Fri 19th October Mon 7th Jan - Fri 15th Feb Tues 23rd April - Fri 24th May
Half Term Mon 22nd Oct - Fri 26th Oct Half Term Mon 18th Feb - Fri 22nd Feb Half Term Mon 27th May - Fri 31st May
Mon 29th Oct - Wed 19th Dec Mon 25th Feb - Fri 5th April Mon 3rd June - Fri 19th July


Outdoor Play

All children love to be outside. Being outside in the fresh air in a natural environment, offers children opportunities to engage with the natural world, to explore and find out about it. It’s about more than physical play as there is potential to explore all areas and aspects of learning in outdoor environments. At Camelot Pre-school we are passionate about outdoor play. We provide the full Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum through our outdoor provision where children can lear through exploration.. 



About us


Camelot Pre-school 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 range of skills and interests. The children enjoy learning through play in bright indoor and outdoor play areas with regular exciting outings. 

We are managed by the Pre-school Learning Alliance which has over 50 years experience delivering childcare and professional support to early years practitioners.

Our pre-school 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. 

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. 


"My son has had a total blast in the mud and the dirt this year and cannot wait until next year."

You can visit during our opening hours or please contact nursery manager Angie Thompson on 0208 461 1615  or by email on angela.thompson@pre-school.org.uk

Our Team

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

We follow rigorous staff recruitment and supervision procedures to ensure anyone joining our team undertakes relevant security checks including Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure, references and qualification checks.

Parents are reassured knowing child protection and safeguarding underpins every aspect of our practice and is a priority.

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 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 progress daily or discuss any concerns. They will also keep records of your child’s progress which are always available for you to see.

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

Our staff

  Angie Thompson - Manager

  Level 3 Diploma in Childcare, also Safeguarding Lead and SENCO with 20 years experience in childcare.


  Caroline Buchan - Deputy Manager

  Level 3 qualification and is our Health & Safety Officer with 16 years experience in childcare.


  Sam Cox - Senior Practitioner

 Level 3 qualification and has 13 years' experience in childcare.


  Kadian Simms-Oxford

  Recently joined our team as a trainee practitioner


All staff hold a Paediatric First Aid certificate  

"You and your diligent, friendly, kind and warm staff have all created such a fantastic child-led nurturing environment where children can be their wonderful selves.  Their individual personalities, needs and interests are recognised, encouraged and celebrated."


You can visit during our opening hours or please contact nursery manager Angie Thompson on 0208 461 1615  or by email on angela.thompson@pre-school.org.uk


Do you offer funded entitlement for three year olds?

Children are eligible for the funding in the term following their third birthday. The funding is available for both 30 hours (if eligible) and 15 hours for all 3/4 year olds.

Do you offer funded entitlement for two year olds?

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 have a session in the morning 8.30am - 11.30 pm and session in the afternoon 12pm - 3pm.  We also provide a lunch club 11.30am - 12pm

Do you provide hot meals?

We provide a healthy snack both in the morning and afternoon.  If staying for lunch we ask parents to provide a healthy packed lunch for their child.

Are you able to accommodate children with different dietary requirements?

Yes, we offer a range of healthy options here but families are also able to bring in lunch for their child.

What qualifications do your team have?

All staff are qualified in Level 3 and Level 2 in childcare with our trainee working towards a qualification.  All staff are qualified in Paediatric First Aid.

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. We have 5 staff per session.

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. 

You can visit us anytime during our opening hours. Please contact nursery manager Angie Thompson on 0208 461 1615  or by email on camelot@pre-school.org.uk to arrange this.

Contact Us

Angie Thompson, Setting Manager

Camelot Pre-school

50 Meliot Road 




T:  0208 461 1615

E: angela.thompson@pre-school.org.uk


50 Meliot Road
United Kingdom
Tel: 0208 461 1615


Parents' comments: 

"A little Oasis in Catford."

"My son absoutely adores Camelot and he has learnt so much as well as having lots of fun. The care, compassion and interest you show in every child is magical and I know he will never forget his time at Camelot and neither will we." 

"My son has had a total blast in mud and dirt this year, can't wait until next year."

"We feel so lucky that we found out about Camelot, my daughter and I have loved her time here.  You run a magical place."

"You and your diligent, friendly, kind and warm staff have all created such a fantastic child led nurturing environment where children can be their wonderful selves.  Their individual personalities, needs and interests are recognised, encouraged and celebrated."

"Camelot has made a brilliant little community within their centre and give the children a real sense of ownership of the Pre school, which I believe is invaluable. I wanted to acknowledge the fantastic work that the staff are doing and only wish that more education provisions would adopt their fantastic approach to learning and development."