Having opened in September 2020, our Thornsett nursery is our newest nursery conveniently located between Birkbeck (10 minute walk) and Norwood Junction (12 minute walk) train stations.

Nursery details

​The nursery, which has been rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted, has been totally renovated to create a stunning facility across two floors and can accommodate 35 children daily between the ages of 3 months and 5 years. The babies (3months - 2 years) are based on the first floor, and the pre-schoolers (3-5years) and toddlers (2-3 years) are based on the ground floor in an open plan room with free-flow to the back garden.

The nursery is fully air-conditioned and is installed with comprehensive CCTV security systems. It is also fully furnished with the highest quality furniture, with a large array of items from Community Playthings.

There is a garden to the rear of the nursery and a dedicated baby garden to the front of the nursery for the children to explore, learn and develop in.

What do Ofsted say about us?

  • “​All children make good progress from their starting points and are well-prepared for the next stage of their education.”
  • “​[The children] are motivated learners and enjoy playing with the range of activities provided.”
  • “​Children have positive relationships with staff. Children demonstrate that they feel safe and secure.”
  • “​There is a good team spirit at the setting, and staff feel well supported and valued.”

Read the full report here.

Parent Reviews


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.


My son has been incredibly happy since joining Ladybird Thornsett. He names his teachers and peers and gets excited in the morning when we say he will be seeing them. The staff welcome him each day and have been great at getting to know him.


We are really appreciative of the support, learning and care that the staff have given my son during his time at Ladybird Thornsett. He has grown so much in confidence since moving to the nursery and he has said that he will really miss going there.


8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

1 Thornsett Road, Anerley, London, SE20 7XB

020 3417 2400



Meet Our Manager


I have always been passionate about helping others and, after working in a school, I had the pleasure of working in a nursery and loved every minute of it. I decided to focus more on this age group and completed my Early Years Professional Status. I enjoy watching the children and staff learn and develop, and have supported my team with furthering their knowledge in of the Early Years. As a parent myself, I recognise the importance of strong parent partnerships and encourage our parents to have an active role in the nursery.