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.

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



Introducing our Newsletter! October theme: Mini-beasts

….hello to our Clayhall Nursery & Pre-School family and friends…..

As it has been a while since our last blog post we would like to warmly welcome our new children (and parents!) who joined in September.  It has been fantastic to see the lively buzz around the nursery and lots of new faces.

Please keep referring us to your friends and family, we would love to keep expanding and growing and welcome more parents and children to share in our wonderful experience.

We like to listen to our parents and therefore we have started a new monthly newsletter. This will be emailed to parents and shared on this blog. It provides a simple update of what each room has been getting up to and also shares some important announcements. Issue 1: October 2018 is below. If you would like for us to include anything in particular please feel free to reach out to us.

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Goodbye to our pre-school leavers who are starting big school in September!

From all of us at Clayhall Nursery & Pre-School, we would like send our best wishes to our Class of 2018 in their future education.

We hope all leavers and parents will look back fondly on their time with us and hope we have set a brilliant foundation for your future school years.

Please come and visit us again soon!cake garden1 garden2 Leavers party thanks for slide thanks for slide2

All set for the summer…first year objectives achieved within 6 months!!

To our dear Clayhall friends and family, on the front page of our website we set out our objectives for the first year of our ownership. We are pleased to tell you that we have completed these in the first 6 months!!

• Brand new kitchen – completed January 2018
• Internal refurbishment – completed May 2018, but always ongoing!!
• Garden extension – completed June 2018
• New classes and activities for children – including new toys! – completed May 2018
• Proposed multimedia/softplay room – currently in planning
• New website! – completed February 2018
• Full rebranding – beginning with new signs in early 2018 – completed February 2018

Please see recent photos and blog posts. A big thank you for your support and our dedicated team.

Vinnie & Ajay

Giraffes room 2-3 years old repainted

Giraffes room 2-3 years old repainted

Repainting the staircase

internal painting and new play items for our children

Replacing and leveling the play area

New climbing frame being put together


work in progress

New play area

Climbing frame coming together

Brand new climbing frame and garden

Tiny Mites Rhyme time



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Loving the new paint job!

…we remain the premier nursery in the area and continue to invest in our children and facilities as well as placing some much needed investment in the building. The nursery was recently re-painted and we installed a new sign. We have already heard some feedback from our children and parents who love it!! Currently, we are repainting the inside and will share some photos soon.

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Fairlop Waters trip….

…our dedicated staff took our nursery children on another fun trip to Fairlop Waters.  We are firm believers in providing a full round education outside the classroom and keen to get all of Clayhall Nursery and Pre-School children out in nature.Fairlop waters 7 Fairlop waters 6 Fairlop waters 5 Fairlop waters 4 Fairlop waters 3 Fairlop waters 2 Fairlop waters 1

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Dinner party etiquette at Clayhall Nursery & Pre-School….

….our children hosting their own “pre”-Easter Holiday dinner party, I wonder what is on the menu? Wishing you and your families a very Happy Easter! from everyone at Clayhall Nursery & Pre-School.

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Play Kitchen

Not 1 but 2 new kitchens installed at Clayhall Nursery….!!

…yesterday morning our little giraffes (2-3 year olds), came in to find they had a new kitchen, so they can practice making delicious hot meals like we do in our new nursery kitchen.

Play KitchenNew Kitchen - Washing up areaNew Kitchen SinkNew Kitchen Cooker