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 2022

Monday 2nd May – Bank holiday

Tuesday, 3rd May-Friday, 6th May 2022 INSET days – staff training days when the nursery is closed for the children

Coronavirus Covid-19

Our staff members test twice weekly and are encouraged to wear masks. We would like parents to return to wearing masks at the nursery gates as well.

We are following the current government guidelines.

17 January official advice

You can stop self-isolating at the start of day 6 if you get 2 negative rapid lateral flow test results on days 5 and 6 and do not have a temperature. Tests must be at least 24 hours apart. If either test is positive, wait 24 hours before testing again.

  • If you or your child has no symptoms, please take Lateral Flow Tests. Positive results do not have to be confirmed with PCR test any longer.
  • If you have symptoms, please take PCR test.
  • Please send test results by email or whatsapp. Thank you

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

No vacancies for January 2022 - August 2023

In 2022 we are expecting a lot of younger siblings to start, therefore we will have very limited availability for new families.

If you still wish to join the waiting list or have a question, please fill out the Waiting list form.

Thank you

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