Quality Education in
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Chestnut Nursery Schools is one of the UK’s leading providers of high-quality, pre-school education, with nurseries based in London, Norwich, and Cambridge. We’re committed to giving your child the best start in life by helping them develop their intellectual, emotional and personal skills through learning and play.

We balance traditional teaching methods with learning through play in a warm, nurturing environment. Our schools are very much at the heart of the communities they’re based in! Your child’s first experience of school is crucial to influencing their future education. We know Chestnut children are happy children, who thrive and engage with our core curriculum, helping them onto the next stage of their school life!

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Why Choose Us?

Selecting a nursery for your child is one of the most important decisions a parent can make. At Chestnut Nursery Schools, we provide high quality childcare and pre-school education to meet the most exacting standards. We pride ourselves on the level of care and attention your child will receive under our supervision. All activities are carefully planned from the Early Years Foundation Stage to meet every child’s individual needs. Activities are stimulating, challenging and progressive. At Chestnut Nursery Schools, your child’s development, both mentally and physically, is incredibly important to us. Your child will be carefully observed, and their progress recorded so that the next stage of activities can be planned for.

Give Them A Fantastic Start!

At Chestnut Nursery Schools, we really do believe that with your child in our care, they will gain a fantastic start in life. These early years of childhood will give them strong foundations of learning and curiosity, that can provide so many opportunities to excel in later life. In a Chestnut Nursery School environment, your child will be encouraged to grow and thrive. They will experience our Core Curriculum, our Forest School ethos, cooking classes, and so much more. We strive to offer your child as much as possible, in the hope that when they go on to higher levels of education, they are fully prepared for the experiences and challenges that lie ahead.

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Our Amazing Staff

Our staff at Chestnut Nursery Schools are a mixture of ages, sexes and cultures, but all pride themselves in creating a welcoming, secure and loving environment for the children. All staff undergo a rigorous selection process to ensure the highest calibre of care. Alongside this, we regularly review performance and offer opportunities for ongoing training and development. These frequent reviews keep the overall level of care at our nurseries extremely high. The staff at Chestnut Nursery Schools truly love what they do, and each gain a great sense of satisfaction in knowing they are providing great memories and experiences for your child. You can leave one of our nurseries at ease, and trust that your child is experiencing a safe, happy, and nurturing time, growing and developing into a fantastic individual.

Our Story

Chestnut Nursery Schools Ltd. was set up in August 2002 by Steven Davies and David Saunders. David was a Deputy Head Teacher for many years and Steven was a College Lecturer. They opened their first nursery in a large Victorian house in Newham, on Chestnut Avenue, and that is where Chestnut Nursery Schools Ltd. began. David and Steven’s vision was to always provide the highest quality childcare and education in an environment that inspires young minds, as well as being a safe and secure place that promotes the welfare of all children in their care. They currently have 13 nurseries in London, 6 in Norfolk, and a nursery and training centre in Cambridge. All nurseries are delivering the vision that started in 2002.

What Do Parents Have to Say?

Amazing nursery! My little boy has been going here for about a month and he has settled in so quickly! He loves being there, as there is so much to do! The staff are incredible, they go above and beyond. I would recommend this nursery to everyone ❤️


Norwich Research Park

Best nursery my child could go to. Friendly staff and awesome care.


Halbutt Street

My daughter loves it here! The people working here are lovely, they really get to know your child and work in a child-centred way. The toys are all natural materials and there's lots to play with. A spacious place with room to explore. My daughter has become really confident and social while coming to this nursery!


St. Nicholas House

Best nursery ever, the teachers are lovely and my son loves going, he sees his teachers as his friends because the teachers treat him as their friends and their own.


Earlham Grove

My daughter has blossomed here. It was the first proper nursery setting she attended at the age of 2 & 8 months so it took her a few weeks to settle. Now, at the age of 4, she runs on in every day, happy to see her teachers and play with her friends. The staff are friendly and helpful, always finding exciting and interesting ways to stimulate and motivate the children. A wonderful place to learn and grow.



My kids went to this nursery for around 2 years as a full time nursery going kids and to attend after school clubs. Both enjoyed their stay and loved their staff and formed special bonds with the key workers in the nursery. Overall a pleasant and nurturing place for the kids.



I wanted to let you know how happy I am about my daughter's progress at St Nicholas House, North Walsham. Since she has started there, her development has come on leaps and bounds, and I am so impressed with Claire, Laura, and the team there. She is now able to express emotions verbally and is also communicating her needs well. Her language has come on no end and she surprises me every day with new words. She is also able to recognise numbers and letters, apparently unusual at her age, and is learning her ABC. I am so grateful that the nursery has stayed open despite circumstances to allow me to work, and I am so grateful to all the staff who work so hard to ensure my daughter is happy there.


St. Nicholas House

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177 Earlham Grove,
E7 9AP


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0208 5030394