Cavendish Lodge Nurseries Cavendish Lodg

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Cavendish Lodge is a beautiful double-fronted villa with large front and rear gardens. 

We welcomed our first children in 2007 with space for over 100 children divided into spacious air-conditioned rooms.

The nursery offers all year childcare for babies from 6 months, toddlers and pre-schoolers up to rising 5.

Cavendish Lodge is open Monday - Friday from 8.00 am - 6.00 pm

Our nursery award-winning meals are cooked daily on the premises, using fresh and good quality ingredients.

Cavendish Lodge is registered with Ofsted, Lambeth Council, and is a member of the National Day Nurseries Association. 

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our rooms

At Cavendish Lodge our rooms are divided for our babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

'Buttercups' is where our babies from 6 months to 2 years are looked after with lots of love and care. Before they start they get to enjoy three taster sessions to help them get used to new surroundings. With a staff ratio of 1: 3, there are always lots of people on hand to play, help, or give a cuddle.

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'Bugs Club' is for toddlers two to two and half years. It is where you find our independent little ones where they are given more choice in their days, though still within a carefully planned framework. There's a staff ratio of 1:4 to provide lots of guidance and helping hands.

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Cavendish Lodge Preschool is made up of 3 preschool base rooms  - Cheeky Monkeys, Leaping Lemurs and the Clockhouse. Children begin to move up to the first room from around two and half years and will move through the rooms until they start reception, at rising 5 years old. The children now are usually confident and skilful little learners, busy with creative and investigative activities, often with close friends and clear preferences. The staffing ratio is 1:4 for under 3s and 1: 8 for 3 -5 year olds.

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our nursery day



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The quality of teaching is outstanding. Our Nursery managers and room leaders support our qualified childcare practitioners in furthering their excellent knowledge of children's development.

The quality of teaching is outstanding. Our Nursery managers and room leaders support our qualified childcare practitioners in furthering their excellent knowledge of children's development.


Amber Edwards

CLNS General Manager & Nursery Manager

Amber brings a wealth of experience in running nurseries - plus the wisdom that comes from bringing up her child.  She has a Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies (EYFS) and is passionate about developing the daily activities and the learning experience of our children.


Margo Viljoen

Deputy Manager

& Curriculum Lead

Margo is a familiar and popular face, very keen on nurturing staff talent. Margo, who’s originally from South Africa, has worked in nurseries for more than 20 years. She’s well qualified with NVQ Level 3 and BTEC Level 3 in Child Care, Learning and Development, NVQ L5 in leadership and 



Andrine Clarke


Joint Room Leader

Andrine has a degree in Early Years Teaching and Learning and is an experienced practitioner and Room Leader.  Andrine is a long-serving member of the Cavendish team, having worked in the Buttercups team for more than nine years. She loves introducing the babies to exciting sensory and messy activities and is always looking for new ways to keep them engaged and excited to learn.


Tamzin Blagrove


Joint Room Leader

Tamzin is a longer serving member of staff who has worked with babies but has also been a Room Leader for the toddler age group giving her an insight into preparing babies for their next steps. Tamzin has a Level 3 in childcare  and uses her own experience of being a mother with a young child when supporting the Buttercups babies and their parents.


Geraldine Vassell

Bugs Club

Room Leader

Gerri has worked at Cavendish Lodge Nurseries for over three years. She is a caring and dedicated child care senior practitioner with a wealth of experience with Babies and Toddlers.


Olesya Njemnobi

Cheeky Monkeys

Room Leader

Olesya was a room leader previously at Cavendish Lodge before leaving to bring up her children, who attended Cavendish Lodge Nurseries. 

Olesya has embraced her

role as room leader with

the support of the 

experienced team in Cheeky Monkeys.

come and say hello

Cavendish Lodge, 52 Lewin Road, 

Streatham, London, SW16 6JT

Call 020 8835 8500

Finding the right nursery for your little one is essential and a very personal decision. So we suggest that you visit our nursery. Please book a visit online or e-mail me.


See you soon.  

Naomi, Admissions 

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