Stoke Newington Nurseries

Why N Stoke Newington?

N Stoke Newington has been rethinking the nursery experience for families since 2017 and was rated Outstanding by Ofsted in 2019. Now, the first in our family of Stoke Newington nurseries has been joined by a brand new sister nursery on Church Street, which opened in Autumn 2020.

Our Defoe Road nursery has a whole host of amazing facilities, including our four beautifully-designed, modern playrooms where children are supported to play, learn and explore. Our Church Street nursery has been specifically designed for our younger age groups and features 5 playrooms, a purpose-built art room and an amazing rooftop garden which looks out across Stoke Newington’s skies. All of our over 3s in Stoke Newington have the opportunity to engage and gain an understanding of the great outdoors with our Forest School-inspired sessions – held daily, regardless of the weather.

Open longer

We’re open 7am – 7pm, with no punitive late fees.

Beautiful Spaces

Inspirationally designed, with specialist activity rooms and the latest air purifying technology.

Always learning

We support our educators to pursue early years degrees and further studies.

Friendliest nursery in town

We’re creating the best experience for our children, parents and teams.

Parents' breakfast bar

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

Forest School, every day

Our Defoe Road over 3s do Forest School-inspired sessions for 2 hours every day, whatever the weather.

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 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.

Outside of nursery hours, our spaces turn into community Family Clubs – centring around a monthly programme of one-off special events aimed at both families and parents. Access to this, alongside all meals, snacks, trips, formula and nappies, are included in our fees.

We’ve worked with an experienced nutritionist 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. Click here to see this week’s menu.

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