Swiss Cottage Nursery
The Swiss Cottage Nursery, based on the ground floor of the Swiss Cottage Community Centre, aims to provide a nursery environment that is welcoming, caring, stimulating and happy for all children who attend, between the ages of 2 and 5 years old.
The Nursery is conveniently located minutes from Swiss Cottage Underground Station, and right alongside the Swiss Cottage playground, leisure centre and library.
Our nursery is open on Monday – Friday, 38 weeks of the year (ie. term-time only) for both funded places and private places.
Half day or full day sessions are available. Morning sessions run from 9am – 1pm and full day sessions are from 9am – 3pm.
Children attending will either be in our large, bright and welcoming hall or our newly redecorated Under 5s room with its own private garden.
You can download our new prospectus (with application form) here.
Our Philosophy & Teaching
Our nursery follows a combination of both EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) and Montessori methods of education. We aim to make the nursery a warm and welcoming place where friendships are made and children learn and develop to their full potential.
We believe that every child is a unique child and children learn through positive relationships, enabling environments and through practitioners, all qualified and experienced but also chosen for their love and warmth of children and who aim to encourage and build the child’s confidence and self- esteem.
Swiss Cottage Nursery registered in 2015 and is situated in the Swiss Cottage Community Centre in the London Borough of Camden. We are managed by the Swiss Cottage Community Association.
The nursery employs seven members of staff. Of these, five hold relevant childcare qualifications and level 2 or above.
Our End of Year Graduation
Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted on 29th Nov 2017.
Read our full Ofsted Inspection report here.
A highlight from our latest Ofsted inspection report:
“Staff provide high levels of care and emotional support.
Children are happy and settled… They are motivated and keen to learn.
Staff work closely with parents and other professionals working with children, to consistently help support children’s learning and promote their welfare”.