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Tooting Looking Glass Day Nursery and Preschool

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30 Hours Funded Childcare
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In a Mumsnet survey of 131 users of Bright Horizons Nurseries: 82% would buy again and 85% would recommend

A warm and welcoming nursery in Tooting Bec

You and your child will love our beautiful day nursery and preschool in Tooting Bec. Our refurbished setting is designed to support your child's development, from the age of 3 months to 5 years.

Our commitment to inspire and nurture your child's curiosity extends beyond the indoors. We provide babies, toddlers and preschoolers in our nursery with access their own age-specific garden. So no matter your child's age, they will have their own space to explore, play and learn through a variety of age-appropriate resources.

Parents are always welcome to take some time out in our dedicated parent's room. This gives us a chance to catch up with you on how your child is progressing over a hot drink.

Set near the scenic Tooting Bec Common, our Tooting Looking Glass Day Nursery and Preschool in Tooting Bec is conveniently located a 10 minute walk from Tooting Bec Station, and a short drive to Tooting town centre. We also have a buggy storage area to make pick-up and drop-off as easy for you as possible.

We are dedicated to delivering high quality childcare and education to local families like yours. This is why we have received a 9.7/10 score on daynurseries.co.uk and are rated 'Good' by Ofsted (as of January 2021).

We would love to meet you and your child, so book a visit with us today and we will show you all our nursery has to offer during your own personal tour.



Our excellent nutritionally balanced menu is changed regularly to encourage a varied diet and is approved by Action for Children. Here is an example of a typical menu.

Food Hygiene Rating of 5

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Bright Horizons Family App

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the NEW Bright Horizons Family App. The app will offer a variety of features that will give you the ability to get more information on your child's day than ever before, as well as being able to notify the nursery of any changes to your planned pick-up or absences, as well as booking extra sessions.

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Fees & Availability

Where possible we look to offer flexible booking patterns and a range of funding options, including the government's 30 hours funded childcare* provision. To request pricing and availability, please request a call back by clicking the button below.

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Meet the Team

Looking Glass Managaement team

Nadia Kiani

I have been a Nursery Director in Tooting Looking Glass Day nursery and is been with company from last 15 years. I worked my way from being a nursery nurse to a deputy manager, to a Manager, a Senior Nursery Manager and now a Nursery Director. I have 20 years’ experience working in the childcare sector.

My role as Nursery Director 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. It is equally important to value my staff team, and I am very proud to lead each one of them. Alongside my deputies, 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 my staff team and myself. I have a diploma in Montessori with a distinction as well as my NVQ level 3 diploma. I have just completed a business-coaching course and I have a bachelor degree in science. I love being a mum to my two sons who are 15 and 12 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.

Looking Glass Third in Charge and SENCO

Laura Apicella

I am the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and Third in Charge at Tooting Looking Glass Day Nursery.
I have over 10 years’ experience working with children and I hold a level 3 in Child Care and Education.
Before I joined Bright Horizons I was a manager of a smaller nursery, I have experience as a learning support assistant and senior nursery nurse in the primary education sector supporting classroom teachers and children of different ages. My role as a SENCO can be varied - I am responsible for assessing, planning and monitoring the progress of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). I support the identification of children with special educational needs and co-ordinate provision for them too. I also liaise with parents and with other providers such as outside agencies, educational psychologists, health visitors and speech therapists to ensure we are supporting the children the best way possible. I create support plans for children and organise tailored activities/interventions to support their development.
My role as third in charge is to assist Nadia and Emma in providing professional leadership and management of the nursery. I promote the health, safeguarding and well-being of children as well as being a role model to other staff to deliver high-quality experiences and care for the children.
I believe I have a great role as I have the best of both worlds! I stay in touch with the development of the children and I also take part in coordinating, planning and organising a wide range of administrative tasks whilst working alongside Nadia and Emma


Looking Glass Managaement team

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.  

Candy Floss

Candy Floss

Hi, my name is Candy Floss, I joined Bright Horizons in March 2010 as the ‘Super Safety Hero’ to help nursery children stay safe and manage risks. My role as a Health and Safety Super Hero is unique to Bright Horizons and I’m in every nursery, 365 days a year.

Back in 2010, I saw a job advert for a Zebra Super Safety Hero – I was very excited, applied and was invited for an interview with several other zebras. We were interviewed by all the children who then voted on which of us would be their Super Safety Hero. It was hoof biting but I was thrilled when they told me I was the most voted for by the children who all loved me because of my cape and bag. My bag is very special, if something fits inside, it’s a choking hazard. You might be wondering how I got my name. The children in our nurseries chose five names and voted for their favourite. I love it as it’s unique, I mean have you ever heard of a zebra called Candy Floss? Exactly!

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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