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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 Defoe Road
5 Defoe Road
N16 0EP

020 8017 3065

N Church Street
110 Church Street
N16 0JX

020 3026 9486

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

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

Beautiful Spaces

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

Forest School, every day

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

Parent breakfast bar

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

Balanced meals

Our meals are nutritionist designed and freshly prepared on-site.

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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

The N Stoke Newington Management Team


Deputy Nursery Manager

Bethany has been working in Early Years Education since 2012 and holds a Level 6 diploma. What she loves most about her job is that no day is the same! She enjoys spending time exploring new places and being outdoors. She has recently taken up running and open water swimming.

Elena C.

Deputy Nursery Manager

Elena, with over 8 years of experience in childcare and a CACHE Level 3 certification in Child Care and Education, is passionate about creating nurturing environments that facilitate children's development and broaden their worldview. Her fluency in the Greek language further enhances her ability to connect with Greek-speaking children and families, promoting inclusivity and cultural understanding.


Front of House Manager

Mia has a Level 2 in hairdressing, but upon returning to the UK after travelling, she worked in a children’s shoe shop which is where her passion for childcare was born! Mia finds it incredibly rewarding to be part of young children’s development. In her spare time, she likes to hang out with her ‘son’ (dog), Benny!


Nursery Manager

Nikol relocated from the Czech Republic to London a decade ago, possessing fluency in Czech, English, and French. With a 12-year background in childcare, she is presently pursuing a BaHons in Childhood and Youth Studies, with graduation anticipated in 2024. Her fervent enthusiasm lies in the realm of educational quality. Beyond that, Nikol's interests encompass culinary pursuits and the exploration of diverse cultures.


Deputy Nursery Manager

Samira has been working in the Early Years sector for the past 6 years. She holds a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification and is currently completing her foundation Degree in Early Education and Teaching. The most inspiring aspect of her role is providing children with limitless opportunities in life, by building the foundation of skills, knowledge and confidence every day. Outside of nursery life, she enjoys reading and swimming.


Senior Nursery Manager

Selen has worked in childcare for 15 years and has a degree in early childhood studies. Her passion for working with young children comes from seeing how her mother who was an educator positively impacted young lives. She aspires to be the type of educator who can inspire others too. Selen also loves spending time with her one-year-old daughter… and baking cakes!