Greenwich Nursery and Pre-school

Located in a large purpose-built setting with the garden accessed from all the rooms, Little Cubs Academy Day Nursery and Pre-school in Greenwich, is just a stone’s throw from Maze Hill station, only 5 minutes’ walk from Greenwich Peninsula, The River Gardens, and a short drive from Charlton and Blackheath. The nursery and pre-school is open from 8:00am to 6pm, 51 weeks a year for children from 3 months to 5 years of age.


The setting has been designed with natural, sustainable, neutral materials and colours to create a calm, warm environment, and is regularly updated with new toys, equipment and educational resources. There is also a purpose built sensory room for the under 3’s, and amazing free-flow areas for all age groups .

The nursery and pre-school’s outside area at Little Cubs Academy Greenwich, features an organic fruit and vegetable growing area, mud kitchen and sand boxes. We like to give our children the broadest range of experiences with the best quality providers, so alongside our programme of activities linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), we also offer a very diverse selection of all-inclusive activities such as forest school in nearby woodland, cooking, yoga, sport, French, drama, music, dance classes, coding, sport, PE, and regular visits to Greenwich Deer Park, The Queen’s Orchard fruit and vegetable garden, Greenwich Ecology Park, and Mudchute Farm, one of the biggest inner-city farms in Europe.

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What Makes Us Unique

  • The day nursery and pre-school is open from 8:00am to 6pm
  • The founders have young children themselves
  • A stone’s throw from Maze Hill station, only 5 minutes’ walk from Greenwich Peninsula, The River Gardens, and 5 minutes drive from Charlton and Blackheath
  • Guided by some of the best early years experts
  • Child-led learning where the children themselves drive what they learn
  • Parent learning events throughout the year, led by a GP, nutritionist, dentist, child psychologist and sleep trainer
  • Intergenerational learning where we partner with local elderly care homes
  • Highly qualified, passionate staff, run by our very experienced and inspirational head teacher
  • We work with leading nutritionists to create seasonal, balanced menus, serving freshly cooked food every day
  • Home-made smoothie menu
  • Yoga taught by one of our in-house fully qualified teachers
  • Varied curriculum centred around the individual needs of each child – learning through play, cooking, dance, sport, arts and crafts, French, PE, music, drama, and coding
  • Sensory room for the under 2’s
  • Organic fruit and vegetable growing area
  • Emphasis on school readiness in pre-school
  • Forest school in nearby woodland
  • Regular trips to green spaces and places of interest for all age groups
  • Nature, the outdoors and sustainability at the heart of everything we do
Our Spacious Day Nursery Rooms Greenwich

A fresh approach to early years education

At Little Cubs Academy, we feel it’s important to sometimes look backwards, as always looking to innovate is not the sole route to success. We do believe in embracing traditional, early-years teaching methods from around the world. At our day nursery and pre-school in Greenwich, as well as creating engaging environments, our methodologies also teach and promote:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development,
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

We fundamentally believe that traditional teaching methods paired with core values of love, care, compassion, honesty, equality, and nurture, should be at the heart of everything that we do. Find out more about us by reading our story

Greenwich Nursery and Pre-School

Greenwich Day Nursery & Pre-school Rooms

Children are grouped into rooms according to their age, each with experienced staff and daily routines and activities designed around their needs and interests:

Nursery and Pre-School Children in Nursery Bear Cubs Room

Bear and Lion Cubs

3 months to 2 years: A structured yet flexible routine, teachers focus on providing love, cuddles and sensory/tactile play. We help to build confidence by ensuring the children feel secure and cared for. We open up a world of discovery, and provide plenty of opportunities for messy and outdoor play, music and games.

Nursery and Pre-School Children in Nursery Bear Cubs Room

Tiger Cubs

2 to 3 years: Fresh air and outdoor play including gardening, ball games, and bikes/trikes are a focus, as well as helping to grow children’s developing senses and interaction skills. We promote every child’s uniqueness, and aid them in learning about themselves.

Nursery and Pre-School Children in Nursery Pre-School Room


3 to 5 years: Supporting children’s learning in a planned, yet play-based environment, we help build confidence, self-assurance, independence, and respect for others, so that children are armed with the skills and knowledge for their next step.

Meet The Team

Greenwich Nursery Staff

The staffing team is led by Head Teacher Ela Tayfur, who has over 10 years of experience working in nurseries and pre-schools in Greenwich. Ela has established amazing relationships with local parents and children, running nurseries and pre-schools throughout the local community for much of her career.

Greenwich Nursery Staff

Emily Quee supports Ela as the Deputy Head Teacher, she is also oversees the Pre-school and Tiger Cubs Room. Emily is very passionate about nature, the outdoors, and well-being. She is our fully qualified forest school and yoga teacher.

“It is incredibly rewarding to see the children develop, grow in confidence, social skills and thrive right before our eyes, it really makes all our hard work truly worthwhile.”

Ela Tayfur – Greenwich Head Teacher

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Contact us to find out why we are one of the best nurseries and pre-schools in Greenwich, Blackheath and Charlton.


Little Cubs Academy Greenwich Day Nursery & Pre-school,

100 Old Woolwich Road,


SE10 9PN

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Open 51 weeks per year
8:00am to 6pm, Monday to Friday
Excluding bank holidays, inset days and Christmas

(5 minutes’ walk from Greenwich Peninsula & The River Gardens, & 5 minutes drive from Charlton & Blackheath)

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