Clerkenwell Nursery

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Safari Kid Clerkenwell Preschool & Nursery

Located within a repurposed church hall and less than a 10-minute walk from Old Street/Barbican Underground stations, Safari Kid Clerkenwell day nursery boasts great indoor and outdoor spaces that are well equipped and spacious for children aged 3 months to 5 years.

Early Explorers

Our brand-new extension to the preschool caters for children aged between 3 to 18 months. With large indoor spaces and an enclosed garden, our youngest of Safari Kid are without a dull moment. From heuristic play opportunities to treasure baskets and carefully planned messy play and home corner areas, the younger ones have it all in our Early Explorers program.

Turbo Toddlers and Preschool Level 1

Working side by side is our spacious and well-equipped classrooms; Turbo Toddlers and Preschool Level 1. The children have a large, educational space to explore and fulfil their curiosities, as well as being designed to develop their cognitive, emotional, social and fine/gross motor skills.

Preschool Level 2

Our oldest kindergarten children in Safari Kid are housed in our purpose-built mezzanine floor with a room that has amazing views of our garden and a space for all our preschool Level 2’s to explore. A specifically designed weekly timetable and an array of activities that aid pre-math/writing skills has been designed for school readiness and is ready to incorporate fresh and new ideas of all our children.

Our Uniqueness and drive

Here at Safari Kid day nursery in Clerkenwell, our aim is for all children to learn and develop to the best of their abilities in a fun and engaging way that sparks interest and curiosity. Our activities are done in small groups or on a one-to-one basis so that all our children can get the most out of their learning.
Our STEAM lesson plans help provide fun challenges to support children’s understanding of how things work daily. Learning languages has never been more inspiring and fun through our Spanish, French and Mandarin programmes, specifically planned and designed by our own native speaking teachers.
Creating a preschool environment with the best elements of Reggio Emilia, Steiner and Montessori, we can provide bright, airy indoor and outdoor spaces that spark inquisitiveness, challenges and interests throughout all stages of learning and development.

Please do contact our experienced staff for further details.

Visit our other Safari Kid London centres:
Chiswick Nursery & Preschool
Camden Nursery and Preschool
Golders Green Nursery & Preschool
Windsor Nursery & Preschool
Wandsworth Nursery & Preschool

Upcoming Events:

Fun Day (Sat, 3 Aug) – Safari Kid Wandsworth


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Centre size

3,300 sq ft

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Age range

3 months to 5 years

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Outdoor space

Huge garden

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What our parents say

Our team

Ms Sapfo Pantzaki

Nursery Manager

Hello, My name is Sapfo. Seven years ago, my husband and I relocated from Greece, kick-starting my journey as a music and art teacher in North West London for the under-5s. Both of my university degrees – a master’s and a bachelor’s – reflect those interests. Eventually, mainstream education came calling when I headed my own preschool centre. But my role at Safari Kid is so amazing because I can really indulge in creative activities!

Ms Eleni Chondrogianni

Deputy Manager

Hi, I'm Eleni and I am holding a Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) BA (Hons) and Early Childhood Education Paediatric First Aid qualification.

Ms Naziya Odud

Early Years Practitioner

Hello there, I am soon to be qualified as Level 3 Paediatric First Aid.

Ms Shannon France

Early Years Practitioner

Welcome to Clerkenwell, I hold a diploma in Children & Young Workforce Paediatric First Aid. That means I’m good with emergencies, even as I excel the most at what’s on my curriculum any given week.

Mr Craig Brown

Head of Preschool - Early Years Teacher

Hey, my name’s Craig, Well, I’ve got a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (P.G.CE) with Early years Teaching status on top of that. You can thank the University of Greenwich for that. What else? I’ve qualified for paediatric care and chemistry if we’re looking at the scope of my scientific pursuits. Nothing, however, can beat the reaction I get from the students, more than anything.

Ms Jieying Ivy Wang

Early Years Educator & Mandarin Teacher

Hello, My name’s Jieying and I have an MA in Early Years Education (UCL), along with a BA in Management with Entrepreneurship from Southampton. Don’t let that last part fool you - I love helping kids grasp Mandarin, far away from the stuffy offices I could’ve worked for if things had turned out differently…

Ms Rahimun Nessa Ruba

Early Years Practitioner

Hi all, After more than 10 years in professional childcare, there’s very little I haven’t seen or deal with. Safari Kid was my chance to be part of a progressive philosophy that feels new each day. Oh, and I have a Level 3 Childhood diploma, on the qualifications side!

Ms Georgia Spithouri

Early Years Educator

Hi all, I am from Crete, a sunny and beautiful island. I studied Early Childhood Education at the University of Athens. I have worked in an educational programme at the archaeological museum of Heraklion and as a volunteer with refugees’ children. Since coming to London I have been working in Montessori and Reggio Emilia inspired Preschools. I have also done my master course as a SENCO at UCL. My best friends will describe me as loyal, positive and a chocolate lover! I love travelling and learning about new cultures and civilizations.


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