Our Ethos

We provide a happy, warm and caring environment where all children and their families feel welcome and valued.  We believe that children feel safe and secure through the special bond they develop with their key cares; the confidence and reassurance that relationship brings is essential to their experience and development in our setting.  We encourage parent partnership and active participation to optimise the child’s growth and development, to reach their full potential, prepare children to enter school ready to learn and to participate in family and community life.

We believe in the importance of play, focusing on children’s personal interests and curiosities.  We foster a love of learning through exploration, fun and challenge in a safe environment where all children are supported to achieve their best from their unique starting points.  We place a great emphasis on creativity and self-expression, allowing children to express themselves freely and without judgement  Personal development is also a strong focus and we prepares children for life by helping them manage their feelings and emotions, instilling values such as respect , honesty, kindness and resilience.  We also teach young children to care for and respect themselves and others, and be sensitive to the needs and feelings of others.

Our Nursery

Rosemary Works East was opened in 2017 to provide high quality childcare to the local community and families working in the surrounding areas.  The two owners, Kate Jennings and Magalie Billaud set up Rosemary Works Hoxton twenty years ago. In 2017, Magalie devoted her time to setting up Rosemary Works East in Clapton; she now oversees both sites.

When we set up Rosemary Works East, we took five key members of staff from Hoxton to work at East so that the ethos would be carried through to the new setting.  The majority of our staff team are fully qualified and experienced. There is a welcoming, happy, calm family feel throughout the whole setting; the staff care for each other like a family and the care given to the children is loving and consistent.

Our nursery is located in one of the oldest remaining tram depots in London and has been designed and converted from scratch, incorporating many unique and individual features. The nursery has open-plan feel where children can be seen from all angles, through low partitions and glass divides.  It has a beautiful, indoor, wooden playground for the older children, made by ‘Made From Scratch’  with a treehouse, giant walk-in sandpit and king of the castle climbing post.  The babies benefit from their own quiet black-out cot room, and the toddlers enjoy a multi-purpose sensory room.  Millfields Park is on the door step and has excellent facilities including a lovely children’s playground, canal and forest school sites.

We are based in a great location in the heart of Clapton, close to the Lea Bridge roundabout.  Clapton Train Station is a 5-minute walk away with trains direct to Liverpool Street Station. Buses number 106, 253, 254, 393 & 425 stop directly outside the tram deport and the 38 & 56 are a short walk away, on the corner of the Lea Bridge roundabout.

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The nursery offers outstanding care and education for all children between the ages of 3 months and 4 years.   We provide a safe and loving environment where children’s individuality is valued and recognised. We believe in equal opportunities for all where the children learn to grow and thrive in a non-discriminatory environment. We learn to respect one another, be friends with one another and enjoy each other’s company.  All of the children’s contributions are valued and the children are treated as important individuals from the moment they join the nursery.

We open 5 days per week, 49 weeks a year and offer:

  • A long day: 8.00- 18.00
  • A short day: 10.00-16-00
  • The nursery is closed for 1 week at Easter and 2 weeks at Christmas, 3 staff training days a year and all public bank holidays.

We are very proud of our nursery and although you will find much information on our website, there is no substitute for a visit. If you are interested please ring us on 0208 442 4060 or email us at info@rosemaryworkseast.co.uk and we will be happy to make an appointment for you to come and visit the nursery. We are a friendly team; your call will be answered personally by one of the management team and we will facilitate a visit which suits your time and life schedule.