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Welcome to Effra Nursery School and Children’s Centre. We hope you will find all the information you are looking for here on our website.
We are a teacher-led, Lambeth local authority nursery school, and a member of the Lambeth Nursery Schools’ Federation. We provide free education places for 2, 3, and 4 year old children. In addition we offer breakfast, after school and holiday provision. You can also pay for your child’s place or extend their hours. We are open from 8.00am to 6.00pm for 48 weeks of the year.
At Effra we are committed to giving every child the opportunity to learn and thrive, making sure they have a fulfilling start to their educational journey. We have a very experienced and stable staff team who will support you and your child throughout their time at Effra - from settling-in to transition to primary school. We will work closely in partnership with you to ensure your child enjoys a happy and stimulating time with us.
If you are interested in a place at Effra for your child please contact us on the details below, or fill out the form here and we will get back to you. If you would like to have a look around Effra call or email our admin team to arrange one. We welcome visits.
Please contact our admin officer for further information or paper copies you would find helpful.
Head of school
Nursery places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds
We have places for children of 2, 3 and 4 years old so if you are looking for a place for your child please contact us using the details below. You can find out more about the help available with funding your childcare on the new government website Childcare Choices and also at Lambeth Parent Portal.
Some useful guides from the Early Years Alliance
NEW free Winter Toolkit
We've launched a new free Winter Toolkit for early years providers containing a series of useful resources to help you — and your families — to navigate the unique difficulties you may face in the winter months.
This year’s toolkit includes a series of guides, posters and other resources not only providing information on topics such as infection control and prevention and winter safety guidance, but also advice on how to support families in poverty this winter. Download your FREE toolkit here: https://bit.ly/3e8vtAm
The children's centres are running some sessions, in very small groups that are pre-booked. Information about these sessions is here. You can book by calling the contact information on the timetable. If you need any support you can complete a self-referral form via the Lambeth website or call the Effra number.