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Maythorne Cottages Day Nursery and Preschool

Maythorne Cottages Day Nursery and PreschoolMaythorne Cottages, Nightingale Grove, Hither Green, London, SE13 6HE
0208 016 4171
Discover, Play, and Grow at Our Nursery in Hither Green

Welcome to Maythorne Cottages Day Nursery and Preschool. Our Ofsted Good-rated nursery in Hither Green originally opened in 2003 and we are dedicated to providing children aged 18 months to 5 years with the best care and education.

Bright and Spacious Rooms

Each of our rooms has been specially designed to meet the developmental needs of our age groups. The rooms are bright and engaging and filled with resources and activities to support your little one in every way. From cosy reading nooks and role-play areas, to play trays and arts and crafts stations, there is always something new to discover.

A Bright Beginning for Every Child

Your little one will get the best start to their schooling life through our enriching and wellbeing-focused Bright Beginnings Curriculum, designed by our own Early Years specialists.

Building on the foundations of the government’s EYFS curriculum, Bright Beginnings combines a wide range of activities to nurture and develop the skills your child needs to flourish and reach their full potential. This holistic yet personal approach supports each child’s wellbeing, development, and progress – whether that’s moving rooms or preparing them for school.

You can stay updated with your child’s day through our Bright Horizons Family app.

Enriching Learning Programmes

At our nursery in Hither Green, your child will get the best start to their schooling life through enriching learning experiences thanks to our Growing Enhancement programmes. This unique programme introduces your child to essential key skills in subjects including maths, reading, writing, science, art, IT, sports, and more.

Along with our enhanced and enriched learning programmes Maythorne Cottages Day Nursery is excited to partner with Superstar Sports. Superstar sports are the leading UK supplier of nursery sports coaching. They deliver fun and engaging sports sessions for children that follow the early years guidelines are Ofsted approved.

For more information about Superstar sports, please ask our team on your personal tours or when visiting our nursery.

Exploring Outdoors

We have a lovely garden space for your little one to enjoy. The gardens benefit from freeflow access from the classrooms, allowing your child to choose whether to play inside or out. The garden is landscaped with plenty of covered areas, so fun can be had come rain or shine.

All-Inclusive Care and Convenience

  • Nutritionally-balanced meals are prepared by our onsite chef. Our all-inclusive care extends to snacks, nappies, wipes, and sun cream.
  • Onsite buggy park.
  • Our nursery in Hither Green is located close to Hither Green station and Lewisham tube.
  • Enjoy longer opening hours of 7:45am to 6:30pm.
  • Limited funded-only places are available

Your Personal Tour

Our team can’t wait to welcome you and your little one to our nursery in Hither Green. Book a personal tour today and come and see everything we have to offer. 

Melissa Taylor Nursery Manager
Nursery Manager
Maythorne Cottages, Nightingale Grove, Hither Green, London, SE13 6HE
  • Monday7:45AM - 6:30PM
  • Tuesday7:45AM - 6:30PM
  • Wednesday7:45AM - 6:30PM
  • Thursday7:45AM - 6:30PM
  • Friday7:45AM - 6:30PM
Lines open: Mon - Fri 08:00 - 18:00

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What’s included & Funding options

Whether you’re looking for a full-time or flexible booking pattern, get in touch with us to discuss availability. We will accommodate government funding options wherever possible.

Discover more about what we can offer your family by downloading our easy to read set of guides. Explore our Bright Horizons nurseries and discover the funding options available - from funded childcare and tax free childcare, to childcare vouchers plus key dates. You can also find out what's included in our fees and how we support families from the beginning.

*Not all nurseries offer every component of the all-inclusive package. Please check with your nursery for details.

Included in your fees:

  • Unlimited hypoallergenic nappies
  • Unlimited hypoallergenic wipes
  • Three nutritious meals
  • A range of healthy snacks
  • Formula milk for babies under 1 year
  • Cows’ milk or dairy-free alternatives for older babies and children

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Bright Beginnings at Bright Horizons

Bright Beginnings Curriculum

We believe that every child deserves the best start in life. Bright Beginnings is a holistic curriculum, designed to acknowledge the individual voice and needs of every child promoting confidence, wellbeing and a genuine love for learning.

As well as nurturing a lifelong love of learning, Bright Beginnings helps set the foundations for emotional resilience to prepare children for the next stage in their learning journey.

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Meet the team

Our team are dedicated to making your child's experience safe and fun. We always go the extra mile.
  • Melissa Taylor Nursery ManagerMelissaNursery Manager
  • stephanie Whittle Maythorne cottagesStephanieDeputy Manager


Did you know that our nursery is on Facebook? 'Like' us to join in the fun! We share what we've been getting up to, as well as activities you can try at home with your little one. Learn about upcoming events happening at our nursery to pop in your calendar and enjoy meeting the team with posts about the amazing early years practitioners in our setting. We look forward to welcoming you to our Facebook community - just click 'like' and you're in!

Bright Horizons Family App

Our Family app offers a variety of features that give you the ability to get more information on your child's day, notify the nursery of any changes to your planned pick-up or absences and even book extra sessions if needed.

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Bright Horizons Family App
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