Welcome to Ladywell Pre-school

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

Ladywell Pre-school is an Alliance childcare service located in Ladywell, London. We offer 26 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 nursery. 

We are open Monday - Friday

Morning session 9.30am - 12.30pm                                                                                                                             

Lunch club 12.30pm - 1pm

Afternoon session 1pm - 4pm

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
  • 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 east access
  • Parent partnership

Find out more


Drop in visits welcome during session times or to book a viewing  please contact us on 0203 417 6166 / 07896 761467  or email ladywell@pre-school.org.uk

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

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




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)


About us

Ladywell 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 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 Alliance, the largest voluntary sector provider of childcare in England with over 50 years experience delivering childcare and practical, 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 & safety and safeguarding policies and procedures are in place to ensure that every child is protected and feels safe and happy with us. 











Our Team

Our 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 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 '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.


Staff team


Mary Walters (Manager) 

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management 

Desiginated Safeguarding person 

Paediatric First aider 


Tsegereda Medhaine (Deputy manager) 

Children and Young peoples Workforce Level 3

Desiginated SEN Officer 

Backup Safeguarding person 

Paediatric First aider 


Lorna McNamara (Early Years Practitioner)

BTEC National Diploma Early Years

Paediatric First aider


Debbie Eveleigh (Early Years Practitioner)

NVQ Level 3 

Paediatric First aider


Kirsty Thompson (Early Years Assistant)

NVQ Level 2

Paediatric First aider 


Bosso Orsot (Early Years Assistant)

NVQ Level 2 

Paediatric First Aider 


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 weeek.  

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?


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) sestion. 

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.




Contact Us

Mary Walters, Nursery Manager

Ladywell Pre-school,

30 Rushey Mead, 




T:  0203 417 6166

M: 07896 761467

E: ladywell@pre-school.org.uk 


30 Rushey Mead
United Kingdom
Tel: 07896 761467 / 020 34176166



“Things we appreciated with the setting were: the very pleasant environment, the positive energy it exudes, the range of activities it offers and of course the very caring and supporting staff.”


“Joel instantly settled well at Ladywell Pre-school thanks to the wonderfully friendly and supportive environment. All feel welcomed.”


“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”


“There is always a great variety of activities for the children to do, with the staff on hand to provide guidance and encouragement. There are also regular extra-curricular events such as trips and shows, which both children and parents/carers enjoy.”


“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!)


“Our experience has been one in a million!”


“The atmosphere is welcoming and has got a feel of home.”