Little Elms Shirley

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 Shirley, a vibrant hub of early years education nestled in South Way since 2015.

Our nursery is the heart of the community, conveniently serving families in Addiscombe, West Wickham, Addington, and the broader East Croydon area.

Boasting an Ofsted rating of ‘Good,’ Little Elms Shirley is synonymous with compassionate staff and cutting-edge facilities, echoing the high standards set by our other renowned nurseries.

Our nursery is meticulously designed to cater to the unique needs of babies, toddlers, and pre-school children. The spacious and bright interior seamlessly extends to ample garden space, ensuring a holistic environment for growth and development.

With dedicated rooms for each age group, our thoughtful layout allows children to partake in tailored activities, fostering emotional, physical, and communication development. From weekly Musical Bumps sessions for our youngest learners to personalised attention with our school readiness programme for pre-schoolers, we go beyond standard care.

We infuse a sporty touch into our curriculum with dedicated football sessions for pre-schoolers led by a coach, adding an element of fun and physical activity to our educational approach.

Our commitment to a well-rounded experience extends beyond the nursery walls. Regular local outings to the library, Millers Pond, and woodlands provide fresh perspectives, enriching your child’s learning journey with diverse experiences.

Feeding both minds and bodies, our full-time Kitchen Assistant, supervised by a qualified Chef, ensures that your little one enjoys a healthy diet with nutritious meals and snacks.

Other Little Elms nurseries nearby: Elm Road, Queens Road, Bromley

Where to Find Us

2A South Way, Croydon CR0 8RP

Contact Shirley Nursery

Make an Enquiry

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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.

Settling In Process

At Little Elms, we understand the importance of settling in each child at their own pace. Learn how we do this.