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Islington nurseries?

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LRMadre Sun 08-Oct-17 17:19:34

Can anyone recommend good nurseries in Islington/Highbury area? I have spoken to a few friends who have different recommendations and would love to get an idea about the range of options available. Any good/bad experiences?

I'm 14 weeks' pregnant, and probably crazy to be thinking about nurseries so soon! But the ones I've found already seem really expensive...

Any thoughts welcome - thanks smile

Terentia Tue 10-Oct-17 21:52:09

Highbury Community Nursery might not be too expensive, although I've no personal experience of it.

There's a Facebook group called Islington N1 Mums which would be a good place to ask.

LRMadre Mon 16-Oct-17 21:09:49

Thanks Terentia! I will look up the FB group. Are you based in Highbury?

Terentia Mon 16-Oct-17 21:41:13

I'm further south, but often found myself in Highbury, as there's lot of baby and kids stuff on.

We used a children's centre nursery and were very happy with it but I imagine you'd be too far away, and they all differ.

CruCru Mon 16-Oct-17 23:52:56

Hi OP, you’re definitely not too early. When are you planning on using a nursery?

My children go to Beckett House (in Richmond Avenue), which I love. If you’re looking for somewhere that starts a bit earlier, friends really liked Highbury New Park.

RedIsBest Mon 16-Oct-17 23:55:02

We used Little Angels a few years back & liked it, as did several friends more recently but it is pricey. I've heard good things about Highbury Community Nursery but register early. Ambler might also be cheaper. I understand Finsbury Park has a few cheaper options but couldn't tell you how good they are. Also look at Aberdeen Park Nursery, a close friend sent her son there & liked it. Good luck!

Fuckit2017 Tue 17-Oct-17 18:14:56

I travelled from near Newcastle to London with a 3 and 8 year old. That was years ago though. And it was day tone not evening. If it was me I would just go for it. Then at least once your there your there and you and children can rest once there without the worry of more travel

CruCru Thu 19-Oct-17 12:50:13

One thing to mention is that nurseries do tend to be quite expensive. I remember being quite taken aback at how much they end up being. They have pretty high overheads and have to pay their staff so it adds up.

mostimproved Mon 23-Oct-17 08:04:42

Not sure if it’s too far (canonbury area) but my son went to Floral Place which was a lovely nursery and affordable too!

girlingerrupting Wed 01-Nov-17 21:04:22

Hopes & dreams but it's at angel. Very good.

MrsD28 Thu 02-Nov-17 08:51:13

If you are towards Finsbury Park, then I highly recommend Hornsey Day Nursery on Hornsey Road - my little boy is there and he absolutely loves it. It is also pretty reasonably priced - I think it starts at under £1500 per month full time.

Nurseries are very expensive - pretty much everywhere we looked in this area was around £1800 per month.

LightTripper Thu 02-Nov-17 14:01:18

A bit further away, but depending on where you are/where your commute is to it may work for you: two of my NCT friends used and loved Zeeba on Dalston Square (right by Dalston Junction station, a few minutes walk from Dalston Kingsland). Kids from there always look happy and well cared for when I see them playing in the square or using the library.

TriJo Fri 03-Nov-17 15:35:50

MrsD My son is in HDN as well for the last year and is very happy there. Lowest price we found in the area.

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