About – De Lacey Day Nursery School
Give your child the best start

Want the best possible start to your child’s early education?

Welcome to The de Lacey Day Nursery where we are delighted to offer your child the best possible, Montessori inspired, start to their education, right here in the heart of Norwood Green.

  • A beautiful homely environment, filled with natural and real resources,
  • A modern, purpose built nursery building, with plenty of parking,
  • A covered garden which children can enjoy, protected from the wind, rain and hot sun all year round,
  • Outdoor ‘Forest School’ sessions, building on confidence and independence with challenging play.
  • A Montessori inspired curriculum which challenges and develops children to the best of their ability,
  • Regular cooking and music sessions,
  • Tai-Chi sessions with our trained staff,
  • A knowledgeable and experienced staff team, able to give your child the care and attention they need to grow.
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We are very proud to bring you award winning childcare all day, all year round, right here in Norwood Green. Your child will benifit from our unique teaching and learning philosophy, taking the best of Montessori, and bringing our very own modern touch to everything that we do, to give your child the best possible ‘springboard’ into their education.

When we operate

Term dates 2024/25

We are open all year, for 50 weeks of the year (with a week shut down over Christmas, Easter and the bank holidays).

We offer all year places, term time only places, and a ‘holiday club’ during the school holidays for children of The de Lacey Group.

*Our very popular ‘Holiday Club’ will run from our Osterley branch nursery on the following dates

Christmas Holiday Club: December 19th, 20th, January 2nd, 3rd , 6th & 7th only.
Easter Holiday Club: Monday 7th April – Friday 11th April
Summer Holiday Club: 21st July – 19th August

DeLacey Day Nursery

Opening Hours

  • Monday
  • 8.00am - 6.00pm
  • Tuesday
  • 8.00am - 6.00pm
  • Wednesday
  • 8.00am - 6.00pm
  • Thursday
  • 8.00am - 6.00pm
  • Friday
  • 8.00am - 6.00pm
  • Saturday
  • closed
  • Sunday
  • closed
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What we do

for you as parents

As your child’s main educator and role model, we want you to be as much a part of your child’s educational journey at school as you are at home, so we provides lots of events and opportunities for you to get involved, including;

  • Regular updates on what your child gets up to and is learning about via our online ‘Learning Journal’ app
  • Annual ‘Christmas Show’ in which all children participate
  • Grandparent’s Afternoon
  • Open Evenings
  • Newsletters
  • Active Facebook and Instagram pages
  • Mothers Day Event
  • Fathers Day Event
  • Parent’s First Aid course
  • World Book Day
  • Family Reading Event
  • End of year ‘Graduation’ Party/Event
Meal Time

Healthy Eating

Your child’s health is very important to us, so we pride ourselves in providing a healthy environment in which they can grow. Whilst with us your child will benefit from;

  • Nutritious, home cooked, fresh vegetarian hot meal every day cooked on site by our chef
  • Organic milk and water to drink, available all day
  • Fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables at snack time each day
  • Regular kids Cookery Club sessions where children can experiment with tastes and textures
  • Our ability to meet a wide range of dietary requirements.
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The Team

The Boring Bit

Policies & Procedures

It is important to us that you know how we operate at The de Lacey Montessori school, that you know what is important to us, and how we will respond to particular events and incidents.

We want to be completely open and transparent with you, so if you do not find what you are looking for here, please do just ask.

Below you will find our full policy document attached, it contains the following policies;

  • Children’s Rights and Entitlements
  • Safeguarding Child Protection
  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • Looked After Children
  • Missing Child
  • Attendance
  • Online Safety, including Mobile Phones & Cameras
  • Employment
  • Student Placements
  • Induction of Employees and Volunteers
  • Supervisions
  • Staff Behaviour
  • 1st Aid
  • The Role of The Key Person and Settling-In
  • Staffing
  • Administering Medicines
  • Managing Children who are Sick, Infectious, or who have Allergies
  • Recording & Reporting of Accidents and Incidents
  • Nappy Changing
  • Food and Drink
  • Food Hygiene
  • Promoting Positive Behaviour
  • Health & Safety
  • General Standards
  • Maintaining Children’s Safety and Security on the Premises
  • Staff
  • Personal Safety Including Home Visits
  • Supervision of Children on Outings and Visits
  • Risky and Challenging Play
  • Risk Assessment
  • Fire Safety & Emergency Evacuation
  • Animals in The Setting
  • No Smoking
  • Valuing Diversity & Promoting Equality
  • Special Educational Needs
  • British Values & Prevent
  • Admissions
  • Parental Involvement
  • Separated Families
  • Children’s Records
  • Provider Records
  • Transfer of Records To School
  • Confidentiality & Client Access to Records
  • Information Sharing
  • Working In Partnership with Other Agencies
  • Making a Complaint.