Arden House is a converted Registry Office which has large, spacious rooms with high ceilings and plenty of natural light through the bay windows. We offer childcare between the hours of 8.00 am – 6.00 pm for children aged from 0-5 years. We run full and part time day-care sessions with flexible sessions for children accessing the free 15 hours/11 hours educational grant. We have a baby room for children aged 0-2 years which has its own separate sleep area and milk kitchen, 2 toddler rooms for children aged 2-3 years, 1 pre-school room for children aged 3-5 years. We are also lucky enough to have a Children’s Centre within our setting, which furthers links with the local community. We have a large, safe and enclosed garden which is made up of safety surfacing and AstroTurf. We also have a separate natural exploration area offering a variety of exciting and stimulating activities for the children to experience and investigate.

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Our Location

Find out where we are based


198 Longbridge Road, Barking, IG11 8SY

Contact Number

02085 916788

Email Address

[email protected]

Bus Routes

5, 62, 145, EL2, EL3, N15, Z2

Nearest Station


Opening Times

Find out when our nursery opens and closes

Monday 08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00
Thursday 08:00 - 18:00
Friday 08:00 - 18:00

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Arden House Open Day

Opening the doors to Chestnut families

Arden House
13th Apr 2022

Lot's of Celebrations!

St. Patrick's Day

Arden House
17th Mar 2022

World Book Day

Little book lovers!

Arden House
3rd Mar 2022

Manager & Deputy Manager


Kim Pybus

Manager, Chestnut Nursery Schools Arden House

My name is Kim Pybus and I am Level 3 qualified in Childcare and Education. I have worked in childcare for over 24 years covering many different roles from nursery practitioner, to third in charge and now Deputy. I thoroughly enjoy watching children develop a new skill and become independent whilst using that skill. I have a daughter of my own and she is now in her 20’s. I believe the skills and experience and passion for working with children has played an integral role of both of our growth. I have now been working at Arden House for several years and find this extremely rewarding.



Deputy Manager, Chestnut Nursery Schools Arden House

My name is Kortni and I have been working in childcare since left college. I have worked my way up from nursery practitioner through to deputy manager. I have a passion for watching children learn, grow and develop their skills. No two days at work are the same, which makes it so enjoyable.