• About Clayhall Nursery & Pre-School, Ilford, Essex. Our mission is to prepare young children for life.

Our Nursery

Here at Clayhall Nursery we live by our motto “….preparing for life…” The fast-paced modern world, the prevalence of social media and competition for schools and jobs, means there are new challenges and pressures faced by us all in this time, especially our children. Our mission is to provide an additional foundation away from the home, where your child will be brimming with self-confidence and also have assurance in their own abilities. We do this through the skills of our dedicated experienced team, where we follow the early years foundation stage curriculum, but also add our own innovative ways to learn.

Clayhall Nursery and Pre-School is available for children 3 months to 5 years old.

Opening hours are:

Monday to Friday

8am to 6pm

(excluding Christmas week and bank holidays)

Places are available for full days and half days.

We currently support the free 15 hours for 3 + year olds, please contact us as info@clayhallnursery.co.uk for more information.

More about us:

Clayhall Nursery and Pre-School is situated in Clayhall and is easily accessible from Barkingside, Gants Hill, Redbridge, Ilford and South Woodford.

We offer full and part time professional childcare and pre-school education for children from 3 months to 5 years old. We are open between 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday. We are closed for Christmas week and bank holidays.

Our Nursery is situated over two floors, providing a spacious, happy and relaxed atmosphere throughout. The Nursery has been designed for comfort and the safety of all children, and is registered with Ofsted (Office for standards in education). It is regularly inspected and we are a member of the Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership. The staff are encouraged to attend regular training and we are kept up to date with all new childcare areas.

Outside the Nursery there is a securely fenced hard and soft play area, which is used daily for all age groups.

More than just a nursery…

  • Clayhall Nursery achieved a Good rating in the last Ofsted Report.
  • We offer a wide range of activities for all ages and abilities, promoting valuable learning experiences for all children over and above what most nurseries provide.
  • We have exceptional and dedicated staff who are committed to ensuring the best possible care and education for your child – we are always learning how to improve.
  • We pride ourselves on our quality of care, education and overall provision.
  • We actively cater for all children’s needs and provide individually tailored support and learning experiences.
  • Our parents regard us very highly in the service we provide.
  • We promote a fun, warm, friendly atmosphere with lots of love and care.
  • We won an award for being the Most Inclusive Nursery in Redbridge, and we are proud of our recognised inclusive practices – The award is for our work and efforts with children with special educational needs, ensuring that their needs are met in an inclusive environment. These children are given an equal opportunity to learn and thrive through adaptation and modification of learning experiences alongside other children. Special care and attention is given to their differing needs and ability levels with an approach to enabling them to feel part of the group.
  • Our reading scheme for pre-school children has proved to be a great success.

What do our parents say about us?

“Clayhall Nursery provides different activities to develop the child’s mental and physical abilities. Clayhall nursery has made our child very strong, clever and creative in all sorts of activities. My child is very happy with the staff at Clayhall nursery and the environment he is in. We feel that our child is safe, cared for and loved at Clayhall nursery. Clayhall nursery is definitely one of the best nurseries with the most friendly & welcoming staff.”
Asoka and Prithiva Janaka

“At Clayhall nursery the children always feel welcomed, cared for and happy. Clayhall nursery allows the children to express themselves in plays and in songs, and also allows children to follow routines i.e. Lunch, Sleep, Toilet which is all completed in a relaxed and calm way. I am very pleased with Clayhall nursery. When I’m at work I feel relaxed and have a peace of mind.”
Jennifer Mitchel

“The staff at Clayhall nursery are very friendly, understanding and caring with the children. Since my child has been going to Clayhall nursery it has encouraged her to eat better, dress her herself, use the toilet when she needs to and be more independent. Clayhall nursery is the place for your child to learn, rest, play and to feel happy.”
Sammy Lawrence

“The staff at Clayhall nursery are very friendly and have close relationships with parents and our children. Clayhall nursery provides the best facilities and needs for our children. The staff at Clayhall nursery are able to provide individual requirements for children. The environment at Clayhall nursery is very cosy with very friendly staff and this results in having happy babies at the Nursery.”
Ravinder Soor

“There is a very happy environment at Clayhall nursery with very nice and approachable staff.”
Mark Luton

“We feel that the teachers at Clayhall nursery are exceptional and care for the children a lot.”
Nerys Montana

“The management and staff at Clayhall nursery are very good with children. The nursery is clean. I have been happy with all the services. I would recommend this nursery to anyone I know with children.”
Arnie Gupta

“Both of my boys started here at short notice. The staff were very helpful and friendly and done an amazing job helping the boys settling in. My youngest is always ready to come in the morning saying see friends.”
Kim V

“My daughter has been at Clayhall Nursery full time, 5 days a week since she was 4 months old. I have been more than happy with the standard of care here, the staff really do love the children and even those who have left and gone on to other jobs have kept in touch and even visit us at home, such is the level of commitment to the children. The core staff are mature ladies with grown children of their own who have a good, common sense approach to childcare. My daughter has never cried when I leave her in the morning and looks forward to her day at nursery. She has had the freedom to explore her creative side with painting and crafts and has learnt to read and write well in advance of starting Reception. The building is a little scruffy but do not judge the standard of care by the decor, the staff here are what make the place, and they don’t come much better than here.”
Suzanne H

We have an inclusive approach, a 'Good' Ofsted rating and many glowing testimonials from parents.
  • Dedicated staff who are committed to ensuring the best possible care and education for your baby, toddler or child.