dove house

Dove House is our second site which opened its doors in September 2010.   

With several air conditioned rooms for over 100 children including a wonderful and very popular indoor sandpit.

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

Dove House 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.

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

our rooms

At Cavendish Lodge we have the rooms divided into room for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.

Robins is where our babies from 6 month to 2 years are looked after with lots of love and care – even before they start, enjoying 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.

Swallows is our toddler room for 2 to 3 years. It is where you will find where our independent little ones 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.

Eagles is for pre-schoolers between 3 years and rising 5's.  The children now are usually confident and skilful little learners, busy with creative and investigative activities, often with close friends and clear preferences. It's much more like being in a school reception class. Staffing ratio is 1: 8.

dove house team

The quality of teaching is outstanding. Staff have an excellent knowledge of supporting children's development.

The Nursery managers and room leaders are support by qualified childcare practitioners.

James Skorczewski

Dove House Manager

James is our ever-patient, super-organised manager of Dove House. With over 13 years experience working in nurseries. James has worked in Cavendish Lodge for 10 years in variety of roles, working his way up to manger. James has a passion for working with children along with supporting staff development. James is level 3 qualified. 

Louisa Elgie

Deputy Manager

& Babies Lead

Louisa has a degree in childhood studies and has worked in childcare  for

more than 5 years.


She loves working with children and 

is developing new and 

exciting learning 


Jamie Cormack


Room Leader

Jamie is a level 3 and has been working with children for 12 years. She is enjoying her role as Robins room leader. She is developing new activities with her team to make Robins a fun place to be. 

Jennifer Nascimento


Room Leader

Jennifer is back with us at Cavendish Lodge Nurseries after studying and gaining further experience within the childcare sector. She is level 3 qualified in childcare with a wealth experience in pre-school and was a senior practitioner in parakeets before leaving for her studies.

Lara Riselli


Room Leader

Lara is NVQ 3 qualified and has been at Cavendish Lodge Nurseries for 8 years and has a passion for working with children. Lara has worked her way up from toddler room practitioner to pre-school room leader.

come and say hello

Dove House, 55 Lewin Road, 

Streatham, London, SW16 6JZ

Call 020 8835 8500

Finding the right nursery for your little one is important 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.  

Tara, Admissions 

Call 020 8835 8500


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Cavendish Lodge Nurseries Limited,

52 Lewin Road, Streatham,

London, SW16 6JT

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