Purple Jay Lewisham

Purple Jay Nursery Lewisham takes the same Purple Jay approach loved by hundreds of parents and children all over London, to the area of Lewisham and Brockley.

We provide children with a safe, engaging and educational environment. Our approach to childcare emphasises emotional intelligence, creativity/innovation and nature.

Address: St Nicholas St, London, SE8 4QF

Ages Taken: 3 month to 5 years

Opening Times: 7:30am to 6:00pm

What Makes Us Special?

1. Creating Compassionate Innovators

2. Integrating

3. Prioritising

Central to our approach is creating “compassionate innovators” a phrase we have coined to encapsulate the Purple Jay way of childcare that has been developed through hard research, decades of cumulative childcare experience across our team, and detailed parent surveys.

The approach is “to help nurture children that can innovate and create the life they want in a way that is compassionate to themselves, others around them and the planet”.

“Compassionate Innovators” puts the development of emotional intelligence and creativity/innovation at the very heart of things.

See here for some of the research supporting our approach.

Nature is integrated into every one of our Purple Jay Nurseries.

Whether that is through continued investment into our gardens and prioritisation of outdoor play, working harder to ensure more of the children’s activities take nature into account, or working with trusted and vetted external parties to deliver enriching nature based experiences for the children.

We seek to give children an awareness, understanding and appreciation of the natural world and the impact their actions can have on it, for better or worse.

Our experience shows, and mounting research supports, that making nature a bigger part of children’s lives has numerous physical and mental health benefits for them.

See here for a summary of research on the benefits of nature for children.

Great communication with our staff, parents, and children allows for calm, clarity, consistency and greater satisfaction overall.

Purple Jay Nurseries continues to invest significant time and resources to help ensure our parents have all the information they need, when they need it, in a way they are most receptive to so they feel as connected as possible to their children while they are in our care and get the vital peace of mind they deserve.

We have multiple open communication channels for parents to utilise and have a dedicated customer care staff member, which, more than anything, demonstrates how important communication is to us.

What Makes Us Special?

1. Creating Compassionate Innovators

2. Integrating

3. Prioritising

Why Purple Jay Lewisham?

When it comes to nurseries in Lewisham and Brockley, there are countless options, so why Purple Jay Lewisham? What makes us stand out? What makes us special?

Personal Approach

We provide a bespoke, personalised approach for each child in our nursery.

Low Pollution Area

Our nursery is on a quiet, low pollution road.

Transparency & Communication

Our staff take pride in communicating closely so you always know how your child is progressing.

Multiple, Fully Equipped Rooms

Multiple, fully equipped rooms provide children with an engaging, stimulating and enriching environment.

Focus on Creativity & EQ

Unlike many others, we focus on developing your child’s creativity & emotional intelligence.

Family Run with Family Values

We’re a family run nursery with real family values, treating your little one as one of our own.

Varied Outdoor Play Area

A varied and interesting play area in an ultra-low pollution environment.

High Quality, Healthy Meals

High quality, healthy, fresh, nutritionally balanced meals are prepared daily on site by our trained cooking staff.

Safe & Secure

We’ve spared no expense with safety and security. All elements of the nursery, interior and exterior, are secure, and staff are first aid trained.

Mary Walters-Collett, Purple Jay Lewisham Nursery Manager

Mary has been in childcare for 13 years. In that time she has progressed from nursery cook all the way up to Senior Nursery Manager.

Her past 8 years have been in management and she’s enjoyed having a team to support and progress, supporting their learning and development so they can grow.

Her first experience in childcare was at the “Early Year Alliance” where, as a parent, she took an active role in ensuring the staff were fully trained in administering Adrenalin pens.

This experience got her more involved with the nursery, progressing further in it and gaining her level 5 qualification in the process! Mary takes pride in developing her own skills and keeping up to date with child development.

Mary started with us as Nursery Manager at Purple Jay East Dulwich 2 years ago. More recently has become the Nursery Manager at Purple Jay Lewisham as well as Senior Nursery Manager for the Purple Jay group.

Mary’s Favourite Childhood Book Character: Jo from the “Wait And See” Book!

A Garden That Is Truly A Little Special

Nature Watch

Natural Reading Den

Outdoor Kitchen

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Making Sure Our Staff Are Cared For

Staff Treat Box

Staff Wellbeing Sanctuary

Nursery Image Gallery

Image Gallery

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020 4579 0956