Little Elms Lee

Little Elms is an established nursery that aims to provide the highest standards of care for children aged between 3 months and 5 years.

Welcome to Little Elms Lee, our second largest nursery with its own pre-school building.

Established in 2010, our nursery is nestled in a beautifully restored Victorian building on Handen Road, South London. Conveniently located between Hither Green and Lee stations, both offering direct links to central London, Little Elms Lee is easily accessible via major bus routes and is just a mile away from the DLR station at Lewisham. 

With an impressive Ofsted rating of ‘Good,’ Little Elms Lee stands as our second largest nursery facility. We pride ourselves on offering tailored baby and toddler spaces, complemented by a dedicated preschool opened in 2018. Our state-of-the-art facilities are meticulously designed to cater to the unique needs of each age group. The nursery features cosy carpeted areas for play and easy-to-clean spaces for creative, messy activities.

Our preschool boasts an array of fantastic amenities, including interactive whiteboards and a specialised IT area. Here, children not only develop essential school readiness skills but also engage in weekly yoga and sports sessions. Our curriculum, crafted with care, ensures that children at every stage actively participate in thoughtfully designed educational activities and opportunities.

Little Elms Lee extends its charm outdoors with purposefully equipped gardens tailored to different age groups. 

In our kitchen, a full-time qualified Chef prepares delicious and nutritious meals and snacks, abundant with fresh fruits, to delight young taste buds. 

Other Little Elms nurseries nearby: Catford, Catford Green

Where to Find Us​

84 Handen Road, Lee SE12 8NR

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Our Spaces

Little Elms prides itself on dedicated rooms for every age and every stage of early childhood development.


Everything you need to know about joining Little Elms, from application to admission, and day-to-day routines. 

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