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Lavender Nursery

Coronavirus status: OPEN

A nursery in Mitcham which provides care for 2, 3 and 4-year-olds.

We offer you:

  • A fully-equipped, purpose-built childcare facility
  • Care for children from 2 to 5 years old
  • Spacious rooms
  • A really large, lovely garden and outdoor play space
  • A fully equipped sensory room
  • Facilities all on one level; no steps or stairs to climb
  • Experienced and fully qualified staff team
  • Milk and fruit at snack times and water all day
  • Healthy, appetising meals, freshly-prepared by our chef on site

What Ofsted says about Lavender Nursery

"Staff have nurturing, warm relationships with children, which results in children being happy and settled. They know the children well”

“Children develop healthy habits because they take daily exercise, in all weathers, in the spacious garden. There is a large undercover area which allows children to engage in role-play activities outside, as well as indoors. Children also have natural areas to plant and grow”

“Children make good progress in this well-organised nursery. Staff cover the required areas of learning in planning well and provide a wide variety of activities that they base on children's interests and skills. Children select resources of their choice to create their own play and staff balance this well with adult-led activities”

What parents say about Lavender Nursery

“We want to thank you for 3 terrific years looking after, encouraging, teaching, patiently understanding our child. She has thrived under your care and is a brighter little person for it. Lavender Nursery has been absolutely wonderful”

“Over 10 years you have taught my children so much, from crawling to running, shuffling to dancing, seeing to reading, noticing numbers to counting. But most of all you helped them to develop their own personalities, becoming confident, polite, caring loving children, ready to face the next step of their life journey”

Who to contact

020 8274 5133
Merton website
Parent Organisation


Lavender Nursery
Tamworth Recreation Ground
London Road

Buses S1, 264, 280, 355 and 270 stop outside. The 152, 201 and 127 buses stop at the end of Figges Marsh. There is limited parking in the pay and display car park. Free parking in surrounding side roads. Tooting station is a short walk away.

Other Details


Other notes

For further information about our vacancies, show rounds or completing an application form please call or come into the nursery when the office is open between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
Speech and language delay
Medical needs
Hearing impairment
Global developmental delay
Physical disabilities
Challenging behaviour
Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Moderate Learning difficulties (MLD)
All childcare providers must comply with the SEND Code of Practice 2015, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, and the Equality Act 2010 which states that they must not treat a disabled child less favourably and make reasonable adjustments to ensure they are not substantially disadvantaged. Additional information about support available at this setting may be provided under the section Local Offer at the foot of this website page.

Dietary Needs

Has Provision

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Afternoon spaces available for autumn 2021
Date updated

Funded Places

3 & 4-year-olds
Extended entitlement for 3 and 4-year-olds
How are funded places delivered?
Either over 38 weeks of the year (school term time) or over more than 38 weeks of the year

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 7.45am 6.00pm
Tuesday 7.45am 6.00pm
Wednesday 7.45am 6.00pm
Thursday 7.45am 6.00pm
Friday 7.45am 6.00pm

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
10/12/2010Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
30/01/2014Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
29/09/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
30/10/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer


We have a SENCO who has undertaken a wide range of training to enable them to work in partnership with parents and professionals and put strategies in place to ensure children with SEN have positive outcomes whilst in our setting.

We also provide a range of training courses for staff within our setting, to support their skills to meet the needs of children with SEN, which has included:-

  • Supporting children’s language and communication
  • Supporting children’s behaviour
  • Supporting children with social communication difficulties
  • Supporting children with ASD

Our staff use a range of different strategies to meet children’s individual special educational needs which includes:-

  • Small group work to encourage children’s listening and understanding using visual props
  • Small group work to support children’s developing vocabulary/speech
  • Small group work to support children’s interactions with their peers and encourage turn taking
  • Small group work to support children’s joint attention
  • Individualised support for short periods during the session to work on targets set by occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists
  • Use of visual timetables, visual props, objects of reference and sings to support children’s understanding of the routines, what will happen next, and encourage children to make a choice

Our environment is purpose built and we have wheelchair access and accessible toilets and nappy changing areas.

Last updated: 22/09/2021
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