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Keren’s Nursery Holland Park

Qualified first-aider on site
Ofsted Registered
Toilet suitable for wheelchair users
Dietary needs catered for
Suitable for children and young people with SEND
Sensory Play Opportunities
Communication aids, such as Makaton, are used
Baby changing facilities
Outside Play Opportunities
Three and four year old funding
Registered to provide 30 Hours Free Childcare

We are a "home away from home" nursery school, operating from Holland Park Synagogue. We and an Ofsted OUTSTANDING nursery and have two more branches, in Belsize Park and Hampstead Garden Suburb. We are a multilingual nursery, educating children from 10 months to 5 years of age. We are fond of nature and lucky to have our large garden access, playgrounds and a park. We are FOREST SCHOOL nurseries, that combine outdoor activities implemented in our EYFS curriculum. 

The nurseries are managed with passion by Keren & Assaf Ben-Ezra, who started their first Nursery at home with three children, fourteen years ago.  “We believe in the personal touch”, explains Assaf, “We create communities! And as a result, the children feel at home”. The team builds a highly stimulating environment, which enables children to be independent and to initiate their own play and explore ideas.

Keren believes that children learn through play and the activities throughout the nursery’s daily routine are designed to encourage children’s natural curiosity. The nursery emphasizes social, creative, communication and listening skills, as well as physical and emotional development. Math and Literacy skill develop as the child’s interest increases and is used daily in the curriculum. Furthermore, sensory development is a strong focus in our baby room and we provide many opportunities for babies to explore using their senses. The strong foundation skills Keren’s provides children from as young as 10 months to Reception school are vital. “We prepare children for life, not only school classes” guarantees Keren proudly. “We are privileged to facilitate the achievement of our key goals for the children which are Self-Esteem & Self-Confidence, Social Skills & Independence”. Additionally, we provide extracurricular activities to include Music lessons, Sports and Hebrew stories and songs.

Keren’s Nurseries pride themselves on establishing strong and happy relationships between staff and children and amongst the children themselves. We are constantly working on smooth communication, through newsletters, photo links, texting and emailing, each parent chooses their most comfortable communication tool.

Keren’s nursery uses the “Tapestry” system. It is highly recommended by OFSTED, to track children’s development on daily basis.  Parents receive access codes to view their children’s development at any time. Spending a full week at the nursery, with their key teachers, allows children to settle quicker and develop their confidence faster. We build children’s knowledge according to their individual stage of development, being daily with the children allow us, professionals, to use the scaffolding schemas and enhance children’s development. 

Keren’s value the views of all staff, children, parents and other external professionals, which we consider as part of our self-evaluation process. We set continuous targets, which they review to maintain high standards. Children with additional needs receive exceptional one-to-one support from staff, which enables them to make rapid progress from their starting points.

Our chef cooks daily, Kosher, fresh and nutritious homemade meals, using balanced, plant-based recipes and no processed foods.

Ofsted inspectors were very impressed by the strong and confident teams at Keren’s nurseries: “The management team is very strong. The manager provides excellent support for staff to ensure that they are highly skilled and well-trained practitioners. Staff very accurately assess children's development and plan precisely for their learning. Children make extremely rapid progress from their starting points" Ofstead inspection November 2018.  “We train our team to their best abilities, our strength is our team!” states Keren. 

“We are the experts in settling in children with English as additional languages, being a bilingual myself", states Keren, “We feel and notice the needs in the community surrounding us”. We are using Makaton (sign language) and visual aids to support children with transitions. We assist with decreasing anxieties. We have vast experience with settling in children who move from different countries and also children with multi languages at home.  

Last year we officially established Keren's Nursery as a 'FOREST SCHOOL'. We provide Forest School sessions to the nurseries' older children (Blue Group) where they enjoy learning outdoors. It has been a great investment, in our team and children, using the amazing London parks and gardens we have in all our nurseries.

"Our established track record shows that our children are well prepared for successful admission into top primary schools". Nursery founder, Keren Ben-Ezra says, “We make sure that all children make progress and reach their full potential while nurturing their emotional well-being.”

Who to contact

Contact Name
Keren Ben-Ezra or Alexandra Costin
Contact Position
Owner & Nursery manager
 020 3457 8020
 07904 890 509

Where to go

Keren’s Nursery

Shepherds Bush Station (7 min walk)

Holland Park Station (10 minute walk)

Other Details


We do not charge admin fees. We only request a month deposit which is refunded against your child's last academic month.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Physical impairment
Medical Needs
Challenging Behaviour
Autistic Spectrum Disorder ASD
Serious allergy / Anaphilaxis
Severe dietary needs
Global Developmental Delay
Emotional needs
Learning difficulties
Loss or Bereavement
Language impairment
Over the three nurseries we have a special needs and disabilities advisor and each nursery has a designated SENDCO who are sent on training as and when it becomes available.

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
We have vast experience catering for all kinds of allergies. Parents are asked on Day 1 to list their child’s dietary needs or preferences. Their child’s meals will be adapted to suit their needs. We follow a vegetarian and fish Kosher diet in the nursery and all meals are prepared on site.

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Experience with
Our nurseries recognise and discuss a variety of celebrations and cultures from around the world - such as Lunar New Year or Diwali - alongside the Jewish festivals - Rosh Hashanah, Chanukah, Pesach, Shavuot and so on. Children have the opportunity to represent their own culture and learn about others through our Language of the Month - each month a language chosen from the ones our children speak at home is displayed throughout the nursery, via songs, stories, games, dancing or international food recipes.

Childcare Information


Baby Room and 2-3 Years old

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide 30 hours entitlement

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 8 am 6 pm
Tuesday 8 am 6 pm
Wednesday 8 am 6 pm
Thursday 8 am 6 pm
Friday 8 am 12.30 pm
Themed Sessions
Treasure baskets
Full cooked lunch
Visit & Outings
Heuristic play
Walks to local park etc
Home Corner
Water play
ICT Facilities
Meals cooked on premises
2-5 rooms
Music time
Accept Childcare Vouchers
Messy Play Area
Multicultural Themed Play
Dress Up
Nappy changing facility
Cater for Special Diets
Nature Exploration
Outdoor Playspace
No Smoking Policy
Out-door Play
Play Kitchen
Pet Dogs
Sand & Water Play
Air Conditioning
Baby Facilities
Baby toys
Arts & Crafts
Quiet Area
Both indoor and outdoor activities
Books & Storytelling
Role play dressing up
CCTV security cameras
Construction toys
Secure Access
Climbing Frame
Sandpitsand play
Disabled Access
Sensory Play
Soft Play area
Songs, Rhymes and Music
Sleeping Area
Small world toys

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
20/09/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
28/11/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
Last Updated 03/11/2022

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