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Kindred Islington Nursery and Pre-School

Our award-winning nursery, situated in the heart of Islington, is a warm and welcoming environment where our staff are passionate about creating awe and wonder in every moment!


Call us for a chat - 020 7226 4037


  • We offer exceptional childcare and early years education to children aged from 3 months up to 5 years.
  • We are open from 8:00am to 6:30pm.
  • Home-cooked, nutritious meals cooked onsite by our passionate Chef.
  • We are proud to be recognised as Good by Ofsted - check out out report here.
  • We are located in the heart of Islington in a beautifully  converted Victorian building.

Come and Check Us Out!

The process of getting to know your child starts from the very first time we meet you at your tour.

This is an opportunity to discuss your child’s needs and discover the success of Kindred in our mission to create inspiring worlds full of awe and wonder for little ones to grow and thrive in! Giving them a place to play and learn away from home.

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Our Team

Meet Our Kindred Islington Nursery Staff


After our passion, what is the next most important thing you should know about us?

That’s easy: our incredible staff! Pure and simple. They are the heart of our family and what makes us unique. Our inspiring and passionate staff are the reason we have been voted the Top Nursery Group in the UK 2022 twice and hold the coveted ‘Top 20 Nursery Group 2023’ award.

Dedicated to being the best that a family could ask for, our nursery staff are constantly developing themselves through our training programme run by childcare and EYFS experts. It is not just our little ones who are the passionate lifelong learners here at Kindred!

Helen Hajithemistou
Nursery Manager

Manager Hello, I am Helen, and I am the manager at Kindred Islington. 

I have worked in early years education for 39 years with 26 of these having been as a Deputy and then Nursery Manager. I have worked at Islington for the past 7 years and hold a degree in Leadership and Management in Early Years. My role as manager also includes being the names SENCo and DSL. 

My passion has always been based around children and helping them blossom into unique individuals. 

Nese Tarhan
Deputy Manager

Hi, my name is Nese, and I am the Deputy Manager at Kindred Islington. 

I have worked at this nursery for 15 years and have been the deputy for the past 5 years. My nationality is Turkish, and I am mum to a 6 year old boy. 

I hold a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and I am also the named Health and Safety Co-ordinator for the nursery. I enjoy my roles and relish creating new experiences with our little ones whilst creating memories and learning new skills along the way.  

What's On?

What's On?

Blog Listing

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Kindred Cheshunt: Our Gardening Journey

Combining her passions for childcare and the outdoors, Jo Monery, Deputy Manager at Kindred Cheshunt, chats to us about the journey which lead the nursery to receive the coveted RHS Level 5 award in School Gardening.

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8 Easy Science Experiments using just Household Ingredients

Has British Science Week left you looking for more fun and educational activities to do at home with your children? Well, look no further than your cupboards! There are plenty of easy science experiments you can do using just simple ingredients you may already have laying around at home.

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Cut the Costs: Five Easy Ways to Save on Childcare

Amidst the current financial crisis, rising costs have made it imperative, more now than ever, to be smarter with our spending. That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of the best ways to save some pennies when it comes to nursery fees.

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Top Tips for Fussy Eaters

Sarah Tayler is a Senior Nursery Manager at our Kindred Hainault nursery and has over 18 years childcare experience. She has always been incredibly passionate about children's nutrition and was instrumental in the design of our accredited menus. Sarah chats to us about fussy eating and some top tips to help little ones to enjoy a variety of foods.

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Opening Hours


Monday to Friday, from 8:00am to 18:30pm.

Open during the whole year except for bank holidays and during one week for Christmas.


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Our Location

Our Location


Kindred Islington Nursery and Pre-School
Shepperton House,
83 - 93 Shepperton Road,
London,
N1 3DF


Download our Ofsted Report
Download our Ofsted Report