From our Family
To Yours

We are a small group of family-run children's nurseries in South East London. We maintain a strong family ethos and believe that, by working with the families we serve, we can produce confident and happy children who thrive and have every opportunity to reach their full potential.

Our Story

Ladybird Nurseries was founded in 1995 by Priya as her son, Eshan, was coming towards the end of his nursery journey at our Anerley nursery. She took over this setting in 1995, followed by our Beckenham nursery in 1997.

With both nurseries having developed an excellent local reputation, Eshan joined his mother after graduating from university and decided to expand the Ladybird group further. He opened Ladybird Penge in 2017 and ​our newest setting, Ladybird Thornsett, in 2020.

What Makes Us Unique

We create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all children and their families.

Outdoor play area
Outdoor Play Areas

All of our nurseries have outdoor spaces for our children to explore, learn and develop in. Children spend time in the garden every day.

convenient nursery

All of our settings are open 51 weeks of the year from 8am – 6pm and are conveniently located close to local bus and train stations.

Enrichment Activities

We offer a variety of inclusive activities to enhance our children’s learning experiences and to spark curiosity.

healthy eating
Happy Healthy Eating

All meals are freshly prepared daily on the premises by our own chefs and are carefully designed to provide good nutrition whilst making healthy-eating fun.

dedicated staff
Dedicated Staff

Our staff strive to deliver the very best care for every child and are committed to providing a safe and secure environment where children can learn and develop.

Key person
Key Person

Every child who attends our settings will be assigned a key person to act as a bridge for the child between their home and the setting.

Settling in Period
Settling In Period

We offer free settling in sessions for your child to adjust to the new environment.

Childcare costs
Simple Fee Structure

We have a simple fee structure which covers all meals, nappies, wipes, formula milk and extracurricular classes.

Stay connected
Stay Connected

Stay connected through our interactive app, Famly. View parent updates, events, invoices and your child’s journey all in one app.

Visit Our Nurseries

Contact us today and book a visit to one of our locations.

Affordable Childcare

Happy Parents Say About Us


​My daughter loved going to Ladybird Nursery. The staff took such good care of her. She developed incredibly after starting nursery. The management is excellent, very well organised and communicative. I felt like my daughter was in exceptional hands.


Ladybird ​Anerley


​Nothing but praise and gratitude for all of the staff at Ladybird. My children have developed and thrived so much in this environment and we all formed such lovely bonds with the staff. Thank you for preparing and guiding both children onto their new school chapters.

​Sarah S.

Ladybird ​Beckenham


​We have been extremely happy with the excellent level of care and attention given to our daughter. Staff are always friendly, approachable and very caring. As a result, our daughter is thriving. We are relieved to have found such a wonderful nursery!

​Leanne S.

Ladybird ​Penge


We have been really pleased with the experience both our daughters have had at Ladybird Thornsett. We are so grateful to the staff and management for all they do for the children and the excellent reports and feedback we've routinely been given.


Ladybird ​Thornsett


​Both my children have attended Ladybird and have loved their time. The nursery has a very friendly homely feel and the staff treat the kids like their own. The preschool staff prepare the children for school brilliantly and it was a smooth transition from nursery to school. I would recommend Ladybird to anyone.


Ladybird ​Beckenham