Alyth Kindergarten

Alyth Kindergarten was established in 1970 to provide pre-school progressive education for Jewish children. The Kindergarten was awarded ‘Outstanding’ in their 2015 Ofsted inspection. You can find the report on Alyth’s website here.

The exceptional management team rigorously drives improvement forward. They lead staff to ensure they deliver the highest standards of practice so that all children achieve their full potential. Partnerships with parents are exceptional. Staff involve parents in all aspects of the setting, including their children’s ongoing learning and development. Staff use highly successful systems to assess and identify children’s individual needs accurately. Children receive early support, when needed, in order to help them make the best possible progress. Staff use planning extremely effectively to support children’s development. They ensure activities and experiences are challenging to provide children with continuous opportunities to extend their learning. Children develop confidence, resilience and tolerance towards others through highly effective experiences that promote these important qualities. Children make consistently high rates of progress and are extremely well prepared for the next stage of their education.


This nursery school’s outstanding reputation has grown over the years and continues to maintain its unique position in the area for its child-centred and caring approach.


Alyth Kindergarten aims to provide a warm and nurturing fun-filled environment where each morning is a new adventure and laughter, fun and learning through play are the order of the day.  Alyth’s ethos is to educate the whole child and build the emotional intelligence so vital for academic learning.


Through free expression in all forms of creative art, music and movement, drama, constructive and imaginative play, children are encouraged to develop at their own pace to become happy, independent, secure, sociable and confident, and aware of the world around them. Alyth encourages children to become keen to absorb knowledge and socially ready and mature to fit into the new social group at their school.


At Alyth, a two year programme is offered, beginning when a child has turned 2 years old by 31 August of that year.  Should you feel your child is ready for kindergarten and they turn two between September and end of January, Alyth do consider accepting them with the option of repeating 6 months in K1.


Priority for admission to the Kindergarten is always given to Alyth members.


Alyth have two classes: K1 (2-3 year olds) and K2 (3-4 year olds).  Two intakes per year take place for the younger group.  The first is during September and the next intake is in January.  Alyth Kindergarten can accommodate up to 46 children with staffing ratios well within the requirements and with full-time staff having all the necessary qualifications.


The kindergarten is open Monday to Friday from 09:00-12:00 for the 2 to 3 year olds and 09:00-12:15 for the 3 to 4 year olds.  Extended and excellent afternoon themed sessions are offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until 14:30 for K1 and K2.


A breakfast club is available 8.00 – 9.00 am  (offering an additional hour to those parents who need it).


Alyth would be delighted to arrange a time for you to visit and find out more. Please call and ask for Mita Khara, Alyth’s Kindergarten Administrator


You can also contact the Head of the nursery, Tor Alter,

Brondesbury Park Synagogue Nursery

Brondesbury Park Synagogue Nursery is an Ofsted registered Jewish nursery catering for children 18 months – 4 years. It provides high quality care encouraging and stimulating children in a loving, accepting and happy Jewish environment. The nursery is run under the auspices of the United Synagogue.

Nursery hours
Monday to Thursday: 9am-3.30pm
Friday: 9am-12.30pm

Tuffkid Nursery

Tuffkid is an integrated nursery which accommodates 26 children from two years of age. Tuffkid welcomes children who are experiencing developmental problems.


At Tuffkid Nursery, children with special needs play and learn alongside mainstream children. Together, they take their first steps in a lifetime of growth and achievement. The high staff to pupil ratio and the child development expertise makes this a very sought after environment.


Tuffkid is able to provide physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy where necessary. Early intervention can prove critical in preventing future difficulties. Tuffkid is an essential stepping stone for parents in their struggle to come to terms with their child’s disability. From the comfort of a mainstream setting, parents are encouraged to voice their concerns and fight for their child’s educational rights.

Yavneh Nursery

Yavneh nursery is a small, friendly nursery located in Woodside Park, which carefully nurtures children’s personal, social and cognitive skills. With its dedicated, experienced and supportive staff team, it provides each and every child an opportunity to access the very best in early years Jewish education, within a safe, caring and well equipped environment. It places strong emphasis on group activities, encouraging sharing, friendships and communication with both other children and adults, to prepare them for the transition into Reception.


The nursery’s Early Years Foundation programme is designed to create confident learners who are able to make independent decisions within an enjoyable framework. There are opportunities for the children to participate in supported free play, small group and large group activities. It values parental involvement within the Yavneh framework and operates an open door policy where parents are welcome to visit at any time.


Yavneh nursery is OFSTED registered (registration number 147651) for twenty nine children from the age of two until they are ready for Reception. The nursery is open from 9.15am to 1.15pm Mondays to Thursdays with lunch provided and an option to stay until 3pm for the afternoon session and from 9.15am to 12.15pm on Fridays. Ask about our breakfast club which starts at 8am but is on a supply and demand basis.


Yeladenu Pre-School

Yeladenu is an Ofsted outstanding pre-school and is the only Jewish pre-school in Haringey. It provides a loving and nurturing environment for children aged 2-5 years old.

Nagila Pre-School

Nagila, which means “rejoice,” is the excellent and highly praised nursery of Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue.  It offers a safe, secure and stimulating setting in which pre-school children are free to develop to their full potential in a friendly and nurturing Jewish environment. The school is purpose built with its own secure outdoor play area, which is used daily and gives the children space to move and learn.


The nursery has a maximum of 40 children and at least eight staff are on duty each day. All teachers hold recognised Early Years qualifications.


Nagila Nursery is open Monday to Thursday from 8.00am to 3.00pm (and Fridays from 9.00am to 12 noon.


Nagila is registered with the London Borough of Barnet and complies fully with all the requirements of The Children Act. Nagila has been judged to be an ‘Outstanding Provider’ by Ofsted three times consecutively – in 2010, 2016 and 2019.


Noah’s Arkley

Noah’s Arkley cater for 46 children aged from 18 months to 5 years, Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 6pm and 8.30am to 1pm on a Friday. The nursery is open all year round.


Most of the children go on to local Jewish Primary Schools.  The nursery prides itself on providing children with a happy, stable and caring environment.  It follows the new Early Years Foundation Stage and curriculum and promotes warm, traditional Jewish values. Noah’s Arkley provides a kosher snack lunch for children staying until 1.30 Monday – Thursday.

Pinner Jewish Kindergarten

Pinner Jewish Kindergarten is a small friendly nursery located in the Henry Jackson Centre of Pinner Synagogue providing quality pre-school education within a welcoming, safe and caring environment. Children enjoy learning to develop as individuals, through its programme of intellectual, social, creative and physical activities.  Birthdays at PJK are celebrated with the children cooking their own cake and sharing this with their friends at nursery during a special Kabbalat Shabbat.


During term children at PJK benefit from visits to the local park and library.  The nursery received a positive report from Ofsted and staff at PJK work closely with Harrow Early Years to ensure the highest standards are maintained and that staff are continually updated on current best practice.  As well as the Early Years curriculum children also enjoy a full and varied year of celebrating the Chagim and Tribe from the United Synagogue has supported these.


The nursery is open five mornings a week from 9am to 12.30pm but children can join for 3, 4 or 5 mornings a week.



Sharon Kindergarten

Sharon Kindergarten opened its doors in 1973 and is a privately run Jewish kindergarten which operates within Kinloss.


The kindergarten is supported by the Barnet Early Years Advisory Team and is also a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance and are inspected and registered by Ofsted.


The kindergarten is open from 9am until 3pm from Monday to Thursday and from 9am until midday on Friday.

Stars Nursery

Little Stars nursery follows the guidelines of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), making sure that the children learn a variety of different skills through play.  Activities are set up to encourage the children to play with different toys and equipment that teach them the six areas of learning and development as identified in the EYFS, the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.


Whilst they are playing a key worker is continually monitoring the children assisting in their play and observing the developments they are making. These are compiled into a learning journal which is a collection of documentation of the child’s development and given to parents when their children leave the nursery.


On a Monday and Wednesday there is a Jewish studies themed activity. Each month the theme changes and these include: the festivals, shabbat, shul, mezuzah and tzedakah. Activities include Rabbi visits, stories, music, shows and creative activities.  On a Friday children enjoy a Shabbat party which includes a mock Kiddush with Shabbat Ima and Shabbat Abba, making challah, singing and dancing.  The nursery also now hosts the Hebrew nursery rhyme group, You and Me, on a weekly basis.


On a Tuesday and Thursday children learn about UK topics including seasons, ourselves, shapes and colours, animals and transport, using different activities to involve the children, including painting, cooking, dress up and singing.