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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 is 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 Preschool is made up of 3 preschool base rooms  - Eagles, Woodpeckers and Parakeets. 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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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.


James Skorczewski

Dove House Manager

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

James is level 3 qualified. 


Louisa Elgie

Deputy Manager

& Curriculum 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 the pre-school room leader.

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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