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THE LODGE The Lodge, Magdalen Road
London, SW18 3NP

Magdalen Lodge is our first nursery located in Earlsfield, Wandsworth SW18

Housed in a converted Victorian Lodge, we founded Magdalen Nursery at this site in 2012. We took a great deal of care and thought in converting this beautiful old building into a safe and modern nursery setting.


The nursery garden takes pride of place at the Lodge and is loved by all the children and families at the school. We have a dedicated gardener who takes care of our large garden which perfectly accommodates areas for play and recreation whilst still maintaining lots of natural plants, shrubs and flowers. Physical play is through the various climbing frames which are suitable for all the age groups as well a fantastic selection of outdoor toys and resources.



The interior of the Lodge has been carefully renovated to create a homely setting, maintaining lots of the property’s original features and painted with soft tones. We wanted to create a home from home for our children and that can be seen across the various different rooms. In fact, one of our policies is to maintain a family atmosphere throughout the setting. This is reflected from the style and presentation of the rooms, to the small groups of children in each room and the way each child’s day is structured at the nursery. Children join each room together in groups of 6 to 8. They stay with their friends and key carers throughout the day, playing together, eating together like a family at the table and then napping during the day in their dedicated cots or mats.


The different rooms in the nursery are separated by age group and ability of each child. Our children start their journey with us in “Dicky Birds”, our baby room. This room has been carefully designed to gently care for our youngest children. Soft furnishings, gentle lighting and easily accessible resources make it a perfect place to nurture our babies. This room has our most experienced members of staff as managers. A lot of time and love is dedicated to the Dicky Birds room as we recognise the importance of a good start for our babies in nursery life. As the children grow, they move across the different rooms alongside their friends and peers. Each room maintains the same small groups of children making it a much more focussed, intimate environment to learn and thrive.



As with all of our nurseries, The Lodge has a separate Pre-School Classroom. This is the last stop for our children as part of the Magdalen journey. “Explorers” is a purpose built classroom situated outside the main building next to the garden. We wanted to create a special environment for our 4 to 5 year old children as they approach “big school”. As a result, the organisation of this room is slightly different to the rest of the nursery. We have a dedicated Nursery Teacher who focusses her teaching in a slightly more formal way, preparing the children for their first steps in a school environment. Although education is always through play at Magdalen Nursery, we believe our structured pre-school classrooms give our children that slight head start once they begin school.


We make a great emphasis on the quality of our food at the Lodge. Children join us for breakfast, enjoy lunch and stay for tea during their day with us. Their days are punctuated between meal times with healthy snacks which is always fresh fruit. All of our food is freshly prepared by our truly wonderful in house chef, who produces delicious home cooked food using our rotating seasonal menu. She prepares everything from scratch, never using pre made sauces and we never ever add salt or sugar. Our menus are created with close liaison with all families and ensure they include a balanced diet of meat, fish and vegetables. We try to represent as many different cuisines as possible in the menus as we feel a developed palate is an integral part of a child’s development. Allergies and preferences are adhered to in a very regimented and organised system in the kitchen.


Our children love their food at Magdalen Nursery and always finish their plates!


Contact us

Magdalen Nursery
The Lodge
Magdalen Road
SW18 3NP

Tel. 020 8870 4022
Email: enquiries@magdalennursery.com

Our opening times are from 7.30am to 6.30pm.

We are open Monday to Friday all year round except the Christmas week.

Both full time and part time spaces are available to children aged from 3 months to 5 years.

Fees are all inclusive of nappies, toiletries, snacks, lunches and meals.

Continuing our ethos of connecting with our parents we will have regular “mums mornings” with fresh cakes, teas and sandwiches from our kitchen.

We are a community nursery and our aim is to be at the heart of our local community, a place for parents to meet and a place for children to learn.

We value parents’ involvement in the nursery and their child’s development with us.

Parents are the child’s primary educator and it is essential that they build a strong and close relationship with us – the partnership between home and nursery is paramount to the child’s learning.

We feel an honest and open communication between parents and staff is fundamental for a happy child and healthy school. Parents will be able to monitor their child’s progress through their developmental profile, which is available to them at all times.

Magdalen Nursery prides itself on its commitment to health and nutrition. ​

Our excellent in-house chef creates a weekly seasonal menu which provides a balanced diet for our children. This will always contain plenty of fresh vegetables, meats and fruit. We pay due attention to every child’s dietary requirements and any allergies.

We believe that establishing healthy habits is essential in early life and our varied menu reflects this. Equally, we believe in broadening our children’s minds and introduce different tasty foods from around the world to them through the week.

Parents are kept informed of what their children eat with menus and samples. Our fees include breakfast, which is served between 8am to 8.30am, mid-morning snacks and milk, a healthy hot lunch and afternoon tea.

Magdalen Nursery has very strict staff recruitment processes. We are very meticulous in selecting only the best candidates for each position. ​

After being shortlisted, candidates are thoroughly checked and vetted. Only after completing an intensive induction programme are they finally hired.  Our recruitment policies and processes are quite extensive and available to view in our office.

Our staff are some of the best in the market – each member has formal qualifications in Childcare or teaching. Regardless of our facilities, we are very aware that it is our staff which makes us stand out – and it is with this in mind that we can confidently say our staff are second to none.

We are extremely proud of our excellent facilities at Magdalen Nursery. We have the best quality fittings and furniture with the highest safety ratings.

All tables and chairs are wooden and robust. Our toys are easily accessible by our children and cleaned daily to maintain hygiene standards.

We have an excellent CCTV system within our nursery for maintaining our strict safety guidelines. It is constantly monitored on a large screen in the managers’ office.

We promote a healthy lifestyle by encouraging our children to be physically active and enjoying the outdoors. We have a fantastic, natural and secure gardens which are dedicated to our children. They have a variety of play equipment and toys and are a very special place in our nurseries.

Every day at Magdalen Nursery is a mixture of child–led and adult directed activities with a curriculum based around learning through play. Our fun and stimulating environment allows children to embrace their natural curiosity and enthusiasm for life. We believe that by providing a platform that supports children to discover and experiment, they will learn.

Throughout the day there are a variety of activities including messy play, drama, painting, baking and books. We have a lovely vegetable patch specifically for the children – every week they will spend time in our garden learning about fruit and vegetables, growing them and finally enjoying eating them! We aim to nurture creativity through music and movement, art and design. Time will be spent on maths and literacy games as well as exposure to computers and IT.

Magdalen Nursery is a registered early years provider and as such we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

The 7 key areas of learning in the EYFS are:

• Personal, Social and Emotional Development • Communication and Language • Literacy • Mathematical Development • Knowledge and understanding of the World • Physical Development • Expressive arts and design

Children experiment, discover and learn in our creative, inspiring environments. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and its 7 key principles, our aim is to develop and teach children to become engaged learners. Each key learning area of the EYFS is explored to prepare them for the future – to help them become bright, alert and well-rounded children. We learn through play, but learn fundamental literacy and numeracy skills, tolerance, respect and love for one another.

It is our goal to provide each child with a personal programme for development and learning.

Every child is treated as an individual and encouraged to learn at his or her own pace. Through careful observation and analysis, we document our children’s profiles and guide their development personally. This is structured through online portals which are accessible
to parents throughout the day. We explore our children’s individual interests and build on their existing knowledge, thereby teaching in a way that is both meaningful and interesting to each child.