Looking Glass | Day Nurseries & Pre-School | London

Looking Glass Day Nursery and Preschool

Why Children Love Us

A place to grow

Our nursery setting is open Monday to Friday from 07:30 to 18:30, for children aged 3 months to 5 years. We offer a warm, welcoming environment supporting the transition from home to nursery, and we provide excellent nutritionally-balanced menus using fresh ingredients prepared by our own chef. Our highly qualified team helped us secure a Good rating in our latest Ofsted inspection.

Nadia Kiani
Nursery Manager

Nutrition

Our excellent nutritionally balanced menu is changed regularly to encourage a varied diet and is approved by the Childrens Food Trust. Here is an example of a typical menu.

Supporting and Learning


Growing Mathematicians

1-2-3-4-5! Mathematics is embedded in everything that we do and experience in our day-to-day lives and our Growing Mathematicians programme has been created to help your child understand the purpose and importance of mathematics. 

Growing Readers

Growing Readers brings together home and nursery life, providing parents with some of the theory behind developing children’s reading skills, and also providing handy Hints & Tips, recommended reading lists and suggested activities for parents and children to explore together.

Growing Writers

Our Growing Writer’s approach supports the complex magical journey from making a mark, to emergent writing, to confident writer, laying the foundational skills that enable each child to flourish with the confidence and capability to succeed at school.

A day at Looking Glass Day Nursery and Preschool

Below is an example of a typical day

  • Morning

    Drop Off

  • Morning

    Breakfast

  • Morning

    Free Play

  • Morning

    Growing Programmes

  • Morning

    Organised Activities

  • Morning

    Organised Activities

  • Midday

    Lunch

  • Afternoon

    Sleep Time

  • Afternoon

    Sleep Time

  • Afternoon

    Free Play

  • Afternoon

    Outdoor Play

  • Afternoon

    Growing Programmes

  • Afternoon

    Organised Activities

  • Afternoon

    Tea / Dinner Time

  • Afternoon

    Outdoor Play

  • Afternoon

    Free Play

  • Afternoon

    Free Play

  • Afternoon

    Pick Up

Fees & Availability

Where possible we look to offer flexible booking patterns, including everything your child needs. To request pricing and availability, please request a call back by clicking the button below.

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Meet the Team

Nadia Kiani

I have been a senior nursery manager in Looking Glass nursery since September 2016 when I transferred over from our Streatham nursery. Before I joined Looking Glass I worked my way to a senior nursery manager, from being a nursery nurse to a deputy manager. I have 17 years’ experience working in the child care sector.

My role as senior nursery manager is varied, from making business decisions to playing with the children. I am responsible for all operational and regulatory aspects, building a vision which is shared by the whole team. I manage by effectively leading, inspiring potential and will engage my team to deliver exceptional care and education.  

I love to work in partnership with my parents by developing a parent advisory committee to facilitate communication, share information and allow parent input. Alongside Lauren and Emma I spend time leading by example within my staff team to reflect on practice and improve on the quality of care and education.

I am always keen to continue my professional development for myself and my staff team. I have a diploma in Montessori with a distinction as well as my NVQ level 3 diploma. I also have a bachelor degree in science. I love being a mum to my two sons who are 12 and 9 years old who keep me very active and I love spending time with them.

I love what I do and I am 110% committed to my staff, children and families.  


Lauren Runacre

I started my career in childcare 12 years ago and have been with Bright Horizons since 2008. I started my journey with Bright Horizons as a Nursery Nurse in a Preschool room, working my way up from a Room Manager, to Head of Unit and Quality Care for the under 2 year olds, to Third in Charge and on my return after becoming a mummy for the first time I became Deputy Manager in 2016.

During this time I gained my level 2 & 3 in Childcare, Learning and Development, Level 2 in Leadership and an advanced qualification in Management. I have always had a passion for working with children and alongside a staff team that share the same vision and goals when it comes to quality care. I feel my role as a childcare provider is endlessly rewarding and I love knowing that I am providing a safe, stimulating environment for our children.

Emma Vincent

I have been the Deputy Manager at Looking Glass since November 2016.  I have a degree in Early Years and have 18 years experience working in the Early Years sector and 8 years experience as a Deputy Manager.

I am passionate about delivering and creating outstanding care and education. I am very proud to be working alongside Nadia and the team and it is my passion to give the children the very best start to their education. It is so rewarding to be a part of the early communities that I see form around me every day.

In my role as the Deputy Manager I am as equally involved in the care of children as I am in the general management of the nursery. I think this gives me the best of both worlds as I can help develop the future of the business while taking an active part in the development of the children I so love to work with.

Here at Looking Glass we know that your first concern is the safety of your children and we agree. I am responsible for ensuring the health and safety of every aspect of the nursery. This includes making sure that all the checks and balances are kept to, but it also means making sure that our staff are well looked after so that they in turn can look after your children. There is no typical day for me as there are no typical children here at Looking Glass. Every day and every child is different and I love that my job my job covers such broad scope.

I look forward to welcoming and caring for your child and hope that their and your experience here will be a long and happy one.  

Great place to work - Best Workplaces 2016

Why Bright Horizons

The Bright Horizons passion and enthusiasm for providing high-quality care isn’t just common knowledge within our own business – we’ve also gained some impressive accolades from external sources for excellence as both a childcare provider, and as an employer. We are the only childcare company to have been listed for the last 11 years as one of the country’s top 50 “Great Places to Work” by the Great Place to Work Institute.

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