Looking forward to some warm weather….

….and of course some chocolate Easter eggs!

Our Clayhall children recently took part in some very important Fire Safety training, with the local Fire Safety training officer. This is the 2nd time in as many months we have had this training, to ensure this important knowledge is reinforced. Our Clayhall children were very attentive and we hope they may have taught the parents a thing or two when coming home!

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Fire Safety

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Fire Safety

A message from our new manager, Samina.

Dear Clayhall parents,

We hope you are all well and most important of all keeping warm! As many of you will be aware, we have a new manager at Clayhall Nursery & Pre-School. We carried out an extensive search to find the best candidate who would fit into and share our aspirations and we firmly know we have that now with Samina.

We have asked Samina to share some comments, please see below:

I am delighted to be running Clayhall nursery as Nursery Manager. I have now spent 15 very successful years working with children and being a part of their learning and development makes me proud every day!  I am passionate about providing outstanding quality of care for
babies and young children, and take great pride in seeing children learn, grow
and achieve.

I have a great understanding of the importance of the early years in a child’s
life, love children and am keen to give them a good start, with the
opportunity to grow and learn in the environment where they feel happy and

I believe that a child’s successful journey starts from very early education so it
is extremely important to provide a setting where children have an enjoyable,
fun learning experience and develop their skills and knowledge for future

Thank you, I have spoken to most parents already and look forward to getting to know you better.


Front of building 1

A New School Year begins…

…on behalf of everyone at Clayhall Nursery & Pre-School we hope you had a fantastic summer (even though we are not believing it is over yet!). We are looking forward to welcoming back our children and parents at the start of the new term.

A special mention to our Summer 2019 leavers as they start big school! We wish you all the best. It has been our absolute pleasure getting you all ready for the next step in your future education. Good Luck!

Thank you


Clayhall Nursery & Pre-School

Creepy Crawlies, Scaly Snakes and Slimy Snails……!!!

….all in day’s work at Clayhall Nursery & Pre-School.  We had one of our regular visits from Zoolab. The children were very excited and always look forward to the visit. Some of them are a lot braver than us…hats off to the our team members for having a go as well!

Taking the little petals to the petting zoo….

….recent summer trip to a local farm, making all the fairy tale stories come to life!

Ellie the Elephant has sure been busy…..

….as part of our programme to keep investing and improving Clayhall Nursery & Pre-School, we have refurbished our 0-2 babies room (Elephants). The upgrade makes the room even more inviting and a friendly, safer place to play for our little ones.

Fairlop Waters and Fire Engine

Winter Trip to Fairlop Waters….

…where the children also managed to convince the Fire Service, who were training in the area, to let them see their Fire Engine!

enjoying some winter sunshine

outdoor fun

feeding the ducks

Fairlop Waters and Fire Engine

Posing in front of the fire engine


Mini – Building inspectors were out in force…

…our children wanted to make sure the road to their fabulous nursery was well maintained so carried out their own inspection!

Clayhall Nursery & Pre-School Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year….

…and what a wonderful year it has been! A big thank you to all of our Clayhall Nursery & Pre-School parents, children and staff. During 2018, we have gone from strength to strength, where we are now the premier independent day nursery of choice in the area.

As new owners in early 2018, we have been touched by the support and positivity from all of you. We could not have got so far in 1 year without you, so a heartfelt personal thank you to all of you. We confidently and enthusiastically look forward to 2019 knowing we have your dedicated support, fantastic children and brilliant staff. We wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Recent photo updates are below, the Bears visiting the Snowglobe in Romford, where it looks as though the Clayhall team had as much fun as the children. 🙂 I am sure you have all received your Christmas cards over the last few days. On Wednesday we had our Clayhall Nursery Christmas lunch and today is our Christmas Fun Day! Our Clayhall team also managed to pull themselves away from the nursery and enjoy a well deserved Christmas dinner!

Forming an orderly queue!The wheels on the bus go round and round  Having fun1 Having fun Having fun3

Clayhall Team Christmas Dinner

Clayhall Team Christmas Dinner


Halloween Fun!…and a big congratulations to one of our Clayhall Team.

On Halloween some of our children came dressed to impress in fantastic outfits. We all had great fun looking at all the great costumes…well done kids!

On behalf of everyone on the Clayhall Team we would also like to congratulate one of our Nursery Practitioners – Rukayats Bashoran,  who has achieved a BA Hons in Education Childcare Studies. This further emphasizes our dedication to having the best trained staff looking after your children.