The Nest Pre-School is an arts-based, community, not-for-profit, parent run pre-school, established at Longfield Hall in 1992.

Owner: Parental Run

Person in charge: Juliet Williams (Head) + Parental Chair

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Lambeth Council, Ofsted Registered No 144059

Nest Ofsted Report 144059 10th July 2015

Number of Staff: 7,  3 everyday, peripatetic, class teachers, French, Forest School, Computers, Ceramics

Service Offered: Nursery School – PVI (Voluntary/Not for Profit),

Open term time- 38 weeks, Full Day Care 8.30-3,

Sessional Day Care 9-12 & 12-3

All three unfunded sessions cost £25 each.

Funded children have the Option of attending Classes Mon-Fri @ the cost of £7/class or £35/week.

15 hour Universal Government funded place are available for eligible 3 year old’s Mon-Fri.

30 Hours Government Funded Place for eligible 3 year old‘s ie 9-3pm Mon – Fri.

Please sign onto HMRC web address below to check your eligibility for 30 hrs Funding.

Parents who only want the universal 15 hours free entitlement must not go on the website. This is still an automatic entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds.

If you are eligible for 30 hours childcare HMRC will be issue you with an identification number for the child (DERN).

This is Your validity code.

3.      NOTE: If the parents have more than one child, for example, twins, they will need to have TWO DERN numbers, one for each child.

4.      Parents must will bring their DERN number to The Nest Pre-School

5.      When parents bring their reference (DERN) number, the provider will use the spreadsheet above to record the following details

i.      DERN number this is the number the parent will bring to you

ii.      Name of parent who is registered

iii.      National Insurance number of registered parent

iv.      The name of the child

v.       The child’s date of birth (DOB)
Parents are prompted to update their information on a 3mthly basis by HMRC to determine on going eligibility for 30 hours funding.


Total Places for Children: 25

Age Range: from 2 years 6 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri 8.30 -3.00  (AM sessions 9.00-12.00, PM sessions 12.00-15.00)

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 8.30.-15.00


When Closed: School Holidays

Fees Guide:   >>> Nest Preschool Fees Guide

Admission Information: None, First come first serve, Siblings welcome

Languages Spoken (other than English): French, Italian.

Directions: Entrance to The Nest Pre-School is on the Burton Rd side of Longfield Hall.
Walking 5 mins from Brixton Rd,   Brixton tube -15 mins, Bus stop P5 from @ Loughborough Rd 5 Mins,  Loughborough Junction Railway station 10mins, Denmark Hill 15 mins

Visiting: Please email or phone, prior to visiting, prospective parents are welcome to visit around 10am Mon- Fri

Parking: Free Parking currently Proposed CPZ & Drop off due Sept 2017.