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.

Little Seedlings Nursery is now open!!!!

We are pleased to announce that Little Seedlings Nursery is now open. (35 Sunderland Road, Forest Hill)

We have availability for new children under 5. We offer part time and full times places.

  • Unfortunately, the 2 year old funded places for April-August have now been taken.
  • We aim to create a relaxed, friendly environment where children can explore at their own pace, with an emphasis on outdoor activities.
  • Due to the setting’s layout, younger and older children mix together, learn from each other and interact, but they will also have their age appropriate group activities to move them forward in all areas
  • We have a dedicated chef who prepares meals from scratch in the well equipped kitchen (4 meals a day: breakfast, morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack)
  • The menu is the same as at Seedlings Day Nursery (egg and nut free/ catering for allergies and dietary needs)
  • Our two sites will collaborate on projects, events and children will be able to visit each other as an outing, borrow resources, play together etc

We are recruiting

We are currently looking for new team members to join our fun and vibrant nursery.

  • Level 2 or 3 qualified or willing to train to reach that level
  • Experience is essential
  • Key person role
  • Using educational app
  • Good team player
  • Please contact us via email on seedlings@seedlingsdaynursery.com

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

Dates for your diary 2024

Bank holidays:

Good Friday :        29th March

Easter Monday:     1st April

Bank holiday:       Monday, 6th May

Spring bank holiday:    Monday, 27th May

INSET days – for children attending Seedlings Day Nursery (not Little Seedlings Nursery) staff training days when the nursery is closed for the children 

Tuesday, 7th May – Friday, 10th May 2024

Waiting list update for 2024

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

Little Seedlings Nursery (children under 5) This setting has availability in all age groups. Unfortunately, the 2 year old funded places for April-August have been taken.

Seedlings Day Nursery

  • Rainbow group (0-2 years) We have already started allocating places to children of the new intake Autumn 2024.
  • Cabin (1.5-3 years)  All our places are booked until September 2024.
  • Pre-school (2.5-4.5 years) This group is fully booked until September 2024. (age brackets are just for guidance)


(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