Welcome to Seedlings Day Nursery

Seedlings is a popular independent day nursery located in South East London.

We first opened in 2004 to cater for local demand and offer full day care for children from 4 months to 5 years. In 2010 we expanded by adding a new unit to provide 49 places altogether and we are open all year round.

Visit Our rooms page to find out about the provision we offer for different age groups.

Find out more on our About us page, including details of our latest Ofsted report which rated our Early Years Provision as Outstanding.

INSET days 2023

Monday, 1st May – Bank holiday

Tuesday, 2nd May-Friday, 5th May 2023 INSET days – staff training days when the nursery is closed for the children

Monday, 8th May – Bank holiday

Monday, 29th May – Bank holiday

Healthy Early Years London (HEYL)

Birthday celebrations in a healthier way 17th January 2022

In line with our aim to further reduce sugary foods, we kindly ask parents not to bring in birthday cakes from now on. Of course, we are not stopping you from having cake at home to celebrate. However, we feel that with a few changes, we can cut out around 20 extra treats for each child over the course of the year.

Different ways of celebrating:

  • Singing with the group as before,
  • Birthday boy/girl will be sitting on a special chair, wearing a birthday hat, can bring in dressing up clothes as well
  • We’ll have candles on playdough base
  • Parents are welcome to provide healthy snacks for children to give out to their friends in Cabin and Preschool groups as at that age they understand a bit more about sharing and giving
  • Healthy, fresh, uncut fruit – we will prepare the fruits on a platter
    • Grapes, satsumas, oranges, apples, pears, melon, plum, peach, nectarine, mango, pineapple, papaya, – no berries or nuts, please
  • No dried fruits as they are high in sugar – we use them as part of pudding for main meal not for snack

Summer/Autumn 2023 intake

We have started booking the places for the new intake Summer/Autumn 2023. 

If you have any questions, the best way to contact us is via email. Thank you

Rainbow group (0-2 years) we give priority to siblings and allocate places on a first come first served basis

Cabin (1.5-3 years) we have to reserve places for babies moving to this stage in July-September, therefore it is very difficult to accommodate new children to this age group

Pre-school (2.5-4.5 years) Children from Cabin will be transitioning during the Summer as our school leavers move on to reception class, some children may leave for school nurseries. Any extra availability will be offered to newcomers on the waiting list, on a first come first served basis.

(age brackets are just for guidance)

Tapestry Online Journal

You can keep up to date with what your child is doing at nursery with Tapestry, the online learning journal

Tapestry login

Meals at Seedlings

Under the About us link you can find out about the range of food on offer to the children and download a copy of our menu

Our menu

Our location