Welcome to Nell Gwynn Nursery

At  Nell Gwynn and Ann Bernadt Nurseries we create safe, nurturing environments where everyone is known and valued and where needs are acknowledged, accepted and met. We are dynamic schools with an inclusive ethos which ensures there are consistently high expectations for all. In particular we celebrate the primacy of the parent as the enduring educator. We support and enable children and families to develop dispositions to be lifelong learners. Our focus is on building successful learning communities where all stakeholders have a role to play including, children, staff, families and Governors.

Dear Parent/Carer

Great new courses from Virtue for September

Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching &Learning (free)

Level 2 Certificate Introducing Caring forChildren & Young People (free)

Level 3 Diploma for the Children & YoungPeoples Workforce (free)

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Pamper & Play – South London

A day that focuses on Mum: The Pamper & Play

Join us for a day of relaxation and fun at the Pamper & Play event: The new Mum group! Get ready to indulge in some much-needed self-care and put your feet up whilst we look after you and your kids of all ages.

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Harris Academy Peckham

112 Peckham Road London SE15 5DZ

South London Gallery


TUE 28 MAY, 11AM-2PM

Join picture-book author Gabby Dawnay in a fun, explorative family workshop to celebrate the return of spring! Suitable for children aged 7–12 years with their parents and carers.


Explore our Orozco Garden with our free, self-guided garden trail for children and families. All materials are provided, including watering cans, magnifying glass and binoculars.

SAT 22 JUN, 11AM-5PM

To celebrate Windrush Day 2024, the SLG will be running a free day of events for all ages. Celebrating Peckham and Camberwell’s local Caribbean community through cooking workshops, art, play and film. More details coming soon!

Free 6-week course for parents of children aged 3-5

Sign up to the course to: 

  • Find out how to give your child a great start with maths.
  • Get the most out of sharing books and telling stories.
  • Take part in important research to develop a national project.

Every Thursday morning for 6 weeks

Starting 9th May 2024 (term-time only)

At Rye Oak Children & Family Centre

Whorlton Road, Peckham SE15 3PD

Arrive at 9:30 for refreshments and creche, session 10am-11am 

Booking essential: please call 020 3848 5780 or ask at the

Children’s Centre Office. 

For more information contact mary.devlin@learningunlimited.co

London Children’s Flower Society – GOLD award

Well done Nell Gwynn children and staff for gold certificates for Spring planting and growing! A lovely gold certificate for the close observational paintings and drawings too!


Pantosaurus has helped 1.5 million parents Talk PANTS and keep their children safe from sexual abuse.

Developed in consultation with children, parents, carers and teachers, Talk PANTS is here to help children understand their body belongs to them, and they should tell a safe adult they trust if anything makes them feel upset or worried.

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Potty training: how to start & best age to potty train

Learning how to use the potty independently and stopping wearing nappies is a big milestone for your child. There are lots of new and exciting skills for them to learn with your help.

To make this process easier for you both, follow our evidence-based 3 step Let’s Go Potty approach.

It begins with preparation to use the potty, next is practising potty skills before eventually stopping using nappies as your child gains confidence.

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Brightlobe – NHS-approved study

Nell Gwynn Nursery School is collaborating with a team of child psychologists and neuroscientists from Brightlobe who is conducting a NHS-approved study to validate a new iPad game to assess neurodevelopment in young children. The ultimate goal of the research is to provide the practitioners with an easy-to-use and effective tool to inform them of children’s strengths and challenges and help making diagnosis of neurodevelopmental conditions much quicker and easier. This tool is going to help the NHS shorten the assessment waiting lists and benefit the children in need and their families.

They are currently looking for 3 to 5 year olds with a diagnosis of autism, global developmental delay, communication disorder and/or ADHD to play the iPad game and tell them what they think about it. Participation involves (1) parents giving permission and completing a questionnaire and (2) children playing the games (taking 45-55 minutes) at school.

Please see https://bit.ly/3hYYeBf for the details of the study and sign up if you are interested. Up to 2 x £10 gift vouchers are received for taking part. Thank you for your participation.

The EYFS is based on 4 important principles that shape our practice:

Our Curriculum

There are seven areas of learning and development that shape the educational programmes we use in Early Years. These are divided into three Prime areas and four Specific areas.

All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected as shown in our diagram.

These areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.

See the diagram here. You can find out more about our curriculum via the links below.

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