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Postby kiddo1974 » 16 Sep 2011 12:26

Our son will soon be 2 years. Can anyone recommend a good daycare around please? Rubadubs is on top of our list but unfortunately, they have such a long waiting list. Any feedback on daycares around would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks v much.
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Re: Childcare

Postby KM » 17 Sep 2011 17:44

Our kids (3 and 1) go to Cuddly Bear Daycare on Panmure Road. Lovely nursery, run in a house, by the lovely Heidi and staff. Outstanding Ofsted.
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Re: Childcare

Postby caz » 19 Sep 2011 10:14

Depending on where you live, Kidsunlimited Beckenham is great (lots of outside space, lovely staff, happy kids). We also used the First Steps Montessori nursery in Upland Road (East Dulwich) some years ago and were very impressed but waiting lists are long. If term-time only provision isn't an issue, try the Cator Park Montessori nursery. Try and see many and take your son along - not every nursery suits every child and Ofsted reports only tell a very small part of the story. Good luck!
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Re: Childcare

Postby pocketpip » 20 Sep 2011 12:24


I really struggled earlier this year due to the long wiating list at all of the 'good' nurseries- also saw about 15 childminders none of whom seemed quite right, then someone recommended Little Cherubs Nursery in Lower Sydenham which i had been put off by the way it looked, but my daughter has been there since January and I am so happy with it. It's not the smartest nursery, but the staff are so lovely and caring, and I know that I am leaving my daughter with people who really love children and enjoy looking after them. It's definitely worth a look to see how you feel about it!

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Re: Childcare

Postby Suzee » 21 Sep 2011 12:10


We use Cornerstone Day Nursery on Trewsbury Rd (there is also a branch on Jews Walk). My son is 2 1/2 and has been going there since he was one. We're really happy with it.
Their details will be on the Ofsted website.

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Re: Childcare

Postby Dovie's Day Care » 30 Nov 2011 10:59

Dovie's Day Care

A new nursery in sydenham
141 Newland's Park

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Dovie's Day Care
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Re: Childcare

Postby mysti77 » 1 Dec 2011 20:59

If you are closer to forest hill there is townsend montossori
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Re: Childcare

Postby kiddo1974 » 8 Jan 2012 22:55

Hi all,
Thanks so much for all your responses. Apologies that I didn't respond to it earlier. For some reason whenever we checked we didn't see any replies to our query. However, it all loaded on today. Weird!!! But really thanks v much.
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Re: Childcare

Postby cheena10 » 28 Aug 2017 16:03

Hello there,
As per my knowledge, the positive long-term impacts that high-quality daycare preschool and child care have on children and the economy, these programs provide important benefits to working parents, especially working mothers. The prohibitively high costs of private child care and the dearth of quality, accessible public providers means that parents are often left to choose between the lesser of two evils: low-quality care or forgoing needed pay to stay at home and care for a child themselves.

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