Yardley Forest Nursery

Hawkwood Lodge, Yardley Lane, London E4 7RS

Yardley Forest Nursery is nestled on the edge of the magical Epping Forest, in a large, old Lodge House and set in its own impressive grounds. The nursery is 2,680 square foot, with capacity for 48 children, set in half an acre of outdoor grounds.

Yardley Forest Nursery is a thriving and exciting place for your child to build on their education and social interaction with other children from all walks of life. The nursery was awarded an Ofsted rating of 'Good' in September 2013 and since then the company has been focusing on improving every aspect of the nursery in a journey to providing the most outstanding form of care for each and every child.

Learning and play at Yardley Forest Nursery is enriched with a philosophy which focuses on the great outdoors, freshly made food and physical exercise; staff and children are encouraged to make full use of the Forest and outdoor space and participate in weekly Forest Schools activities.

Yardley Forest Nursery has a team of high-quality and professional staff with staff being handpicked based on their experience, personal qualities and the character that they bring to this happy and diverse nursery setting.

Group: Pemberton Childcare Ltd

Person in charge: Laura Borner (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Waltham Forest Council

Number of Staff: 10

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 48

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays, 3 days between Christmas & New Year

Fees Guide: Email or phone nursery for full fees


Yardley Forest Nursery is in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. It is situated a stones throw from the South West side of Epping Forest. It is 1.7 miles from Chingford station that serves as a direct rail link into Liverpool Street Station in The City. The Nursery is at the end of Yardley Lane, a narrow, mostly residential road 0.1 miles from the busy main road, Sewardstone Road. The Nursery is also served by the 379 bus from Chingford Station.


Visiting Yardley Forest Nursery is by appointment only, with individual show rounds being done once a week at an allocated time. You can make an appointment by phone or email.


There is parking onsite at Yardley Forest Nursery


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8.1 Yardley Forest Nursery has a Review Score of 8.1 (8.104)

The Review Score of 8.1 (maximum of 10) for Yardley Forest Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Yardley Forest Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.1 out of 5 from 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 5 for Yardley Forest Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (12 Excellents x 5) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 5

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 3.104 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Yardley Forest Nursery is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 9.6 positive Reviews (48 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 9.6 Target = 0.104

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

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Reviewer Connection to Yardley Forest Nursery

  • Mother of Child

Having tried a few other local nurseries I finally took my children out of a place I wasn't happy with (a large, expensive chain) and now they go to the magical Yardley Forest Nursery.

I'm so happy I found this place but slightly annoyed it took me so long! My children race from the car to get to the front door and the staff and children all seem very happy to see them and to be there themselves.

They get to spend large chunks of time in the forest itself and are always happy, tired and nicely muddy/glittered when I pick them up. They love their key carers and it feels like an extended family setting.

If your child likes to be outside then it doesn't get any better than this.

How likely would you be to recommend Yardley Forest Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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