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Open 51 weeks per year
7am – 7pm, Mon – Fri
Standard day: 8am – 6pm
Excluding bank holidays & inset days

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N Hackney Downs
Lee House
6-6a Rectory Road
London N16 7QS

020 3026 0402

Why N Hackney Downs?

We couldn’t be more excited about our Hackney nursery, located in a beautiful listed building with a huge garden, right here in Hackney Downs. A sensitive restoration of a period building, our space is filled with character while equally purpose-built to support every element of our early years curriculum. Large playrooms, and a dedicated art studio/children’s kitchen, are filled with natural light. While outside, the enormous 8,000 sq ft garden is packed full of features including an adventure playground, race track, water play area.

Open Longer

Our standard day is 8am – 6pm, with an option to extend this by an hour to ensure flexibility for our families.

The great outdoors

Discover our huge garden, complete with adventure playground, race track, allotment and teepee camp.

Dedicated art studio

A space for children to unleash their creativity.

Parent breakfast bar

Beat the cafe queues and pick up a coffee as you drop-off.

Beautiful period building

A sensitive restoration filled with character while equally purpose-built to support every element of our early years curriculum.

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Rethinking Early Years Education

Here at N, we’re on a mission to Rethink Early Years, offering a fresh educational outlook to prepare children for life in the modern world. Working with leading early years experts, we’ve blended our own unique curriculum, taking influence from a variety of learning philosophies including Reggio Emilia, Bruner, Forest School and Montessori. We were recently named the UK’s highest quality nursery group and we believe that our bespoke approach, combined with the learning outlined by the EYFS, supports all of our children to play and explore, be active learners and critical thinkers.

Our bespoke curriculum is split into four key pillars of learning:

Holistic health

Self expression

Global responsibility

Inventive ideas

Learn about our curriculum

The N Day

Drop off

We recognise that mornings can be a challenge, and we’re committed to doing everything we can to ensure a positive and warm start to the day.

Child-led play

Children are able to freely play with our many resources including our art studio, dress-up stations and the
N library.


All N meals are prepared from scratch by our in-house chefs. We have family mealtimes where the children eat as a group with their key educators.

Educator-led learning

Every day our educators will lead a small group or individual sessions covering a wide range of topics, including yoga and cooking.

Outdoor learning

Our gardens provide the perfect backdrop for physical activities such as climbing, ball games and obstacle courses, as well as Forest School-inspired learning, planting and water play.

Sleep and rest

Our nursery rooms are designed to convert into cosy sleeping spaces, while children who no longer require a sleep can still relax in our designed ‘hygge’ corners.

Pick up

At home time, parents are encouraged to come in and chat with the educators and hear all about their child’s day and accomplishments.


We’ve worked with the former Head of Nutrition at Jamie Oliver, Laura Matthews, to make sure that we deliver a balanced menu that supports every child’s developmental needs. Our chefs prepare fresh meals in our cafe kitchen, everyday.

This week's menu

N Hackney Downs Management Team


Deputy Nursery Manager

Emma is a native of London and has been working in the field of childcare for 22 years, specifically with 15 years of experience as a nursery deputy manager. She holds a foundation degree in early years, which she completed in 2014, as well as an NVQ 3 in childcare. She takes pride in her ability to develop nursery nurses and providing children with the best start to their nursery journey.
In her leisure time, she enjoys going to the theatre, indulging in retail therapy, and listening to live music.


Nursery Manager

Taneshia has 27 years of experience in early years and is currently studying for a degree in the same field. Originally from Jamaica, she has three sons aged 21, 19, and 10. Taneshia's passion for supporting children's learning and development started when she worked part-time at a nursery after leaving school, and she has since built a reputation for her nurturing approach and commitment to child-centred values.


Deputy Nursery Manager

Viktor was born in Hungary, but he has been living in London since he was 11. He has a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification, he is a qualified Forest School Leader and has a Level 3 degree in Management. His early years journey began over 5 years ago. He loves spending time with his wife and their baby boy, who makes them laugh every day. His talents include skateboarding, and writing music and poetry!