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dove house

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

It has several air-conditioned rooms for over 100 children including a beautiful 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 award-winning nursery meals are cooked daily on the premises, using fresh and quality ingredients.

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

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our rooms

At Dove House our rooms are divided for our babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Robins 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.

Swallows and Eagles are our toddler room for two to two and half years. It is where you will find where 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.

Dove House Pre-school is made up of 2 preschool base rooms  - Parakeets and Woodpeckers. 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

dove house team

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.



Dove House and Playhouse Manager

Louisa has worked in childcare for more than 9 years. She has a degree in Childhood Studies and loves working with children and is developing new and exciting learning opportunities.  Louisa has been the Deputy manager of Dove House for the last 4 years and also enjoys promoting positive staff well being at Cavendish Lodge Nurseries.



Dove House and Playhouse Deputy Manager

Jennifer is back with us at Cavendish Lodge Nurseries after gaining further experience within the childcare sector. She is level 3 qualified in childcare with a wealth experience in pre-school and toddler rooms in Dove House.




Room Leader

Jamie is a level 3 practitioner and has been working in childcare for 15 years. She has experience working across all age groups and has been our room leader in 'Robins' for the last 4 years. Jamie loves to play and interact with our babies, ensuring they have a fun filled day at nursery through lots of engaging and exciting activities. 




Room Leader

Wilma has been working at Cavendish now for over 4 years, she has worked her way up from practitoner to room leader. Wilma has worked in our baby rooms and is now our Toddler room leader. Wilma has a passion for Music and can often be found with her drums durning circle time.

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Room Leader

Amelia is a level 3 qualified practitioner who is currently working towards a degree in Child Psychology. Amelia has worked in childcare for 5 years and enjoys being enthusiastic, creative and imaginative, especially when exploring the children's interests and creating fun play opportunities.




Playhouse Lead

Third in charge Dove House

Lara is NVQ 3 qualified and has been at Cavendish Lodge Nurseries for 11 years and has a passion for working with children. Lara has worked her way up from practitioner to Playhouse Lead/ Third in charge. Lara enjoys supporting our Pre-schooler’s in being school ready and watching them fly the nest in the summer as independent learners ready for big school.

come and say hello

Dove House, 55 Lewin Road, 

Streatham, London, SW16 6JZ

Call 020 8835 8500

Please don't hesitate in contacting our admissions team  if you want to ask any questions before you visit the nursery

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