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Kindred Shortlands Nursery and Pre-School




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  • Kindred Shortlands, Bromley is located 8 minutes walk from Shortlands train station.
  • We are open from 8:00am to 6:00pm. We offer a 7:30am early start and a 6:30pm late finish.
  • We offer exceptional childcare and early years education to children aged from 3 months up to 5 years.
  • Our nursery is set in a home-from-home Victorian house lovingly converted.
  • We have ample parking at our nursery, along with a good sized buggy store where you can leave your pushchairs.
  • Home-cooked, nutritious meals cooked onsite.

Parent Reviews

  • "Our son has always loved going to Kindred Shortlands Nursery since his time in the baby room. He comes back home with a smile and is excited for the next day. He has plenty of opportunities to play outdoors, get messy and creative and learn valuable everyday life skills. We always feel heard and included in his development planning.
    The staff at Kindred Shortlands are not only friendly but also very flexible. When our little boy experienced some health issues last year, we received support beyond our expectations. I cannot overestimate how much help it was for managing our daily routines.
    In terms of the setup, the place is spacious and full of character with great facilities for each room. The food is delicious and freshly made on-site. I can wholeheartedly recommend Kindred Shorthands to other parents."

    Maria A

  • "My daughter is in babies and the staff are excellent. She loves going to nursery every day and has really developed into a chatty little independent girl. Her confidence has really grown and the staff in Babies are so kind and nurturing. I couldn’t recommend this nursery enough."

    Devi M

  • "Our two children are going to Kindred Shortlands, the eldest being in preschool. He transferred from another nursery and was noticeably happier here at Kindred. Staff turnover is low and you get to know and trust the educators who are very friendly and cheerful.
    We also appreciate the family atmosphere of the place. The parties they organise for children and parents several times a year are a lot of fun for everyone. The food is prepared on-site and the children love it. Unlike some other places, it doesn’t feel like a large group with a more corporate identity, but a smaller, personable and friendly nursery.
    We have recommended this nursery to our friends, grateful for how settled our children have become."

    N B

  • "A great nursery with kind, caring staff. Our little girl has been going for a year and she absolutely loves it! They have a lovely outdoor space, they do a variety of fun activities and the freshly cooked food is a real treat! Highly recommended."

    Eleni M

  • "I’ve got my two boys at Kindred Shortlands including an 8-month-old baby and we all love it. They both settled straightaway, even when my eldest changed nursery at 2.5 years old because of our house move. The staff makes all the difference, everyone is so lovely and caring. I can’t recommend them enough."

    Kathleen C

  • 'My daughter has been here for a year now and still loves her Tuesdays and Thursdays there. As a mum, I am still super happy with the care and support given to my daughter. All of the amazing staff, lovely food and brilliant activities make me happy and so confident and comfortable that my daughter is getting the best in her early years.'

    Ella Elizabeth F



Our Awards

Top 20 Large Nursery Groups 2023

Nursery Group of the Year

Nursery Group of the Year

Begin your child's Kindred Adventure!

During your one-to-one visit to our Kindred Nursery and Pre School, we will talk you through our ethos, show you how we inspire our children to be curious learners and help you to experience how we spark their imaginations.

You will meet with our incredible team and they will be able to help answer any questions you may have. Whether it is about our settling-in process, our nutritionally accredited home-cooked food, or government funding options to help with childcare costs.

Book your visit and discover for yourself how we fill our children’s days full of awe and wonder to help them to grow and thrive in an early years setting.


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Our Team

Meet Our Kindred Shortlands 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!

Lisa Higgins
Nursery Manager

Hello, my name is Lisa, and I am the Nursery Manager at Kindred Shortlands. I have been working in Early Years since 2001 and have worked at this nursery since 2013 where I started at the Deputy Manager before becoming Manager in 2016. I hold a Level 3 Diploma & NVQ in Early Years Care and Education and both a Level 3 & 5 in Management and Leadership. 

I have a real passion for Early Years and the importance of creating an environment where children are happy, confident, thriving and inspired through 'awe and wonder'. While also creating strong parent partnerships where a parent/carer feels part of their child's journey with us and are confident leaving their children in our care. 

Also important to me, and alongside my staff team is creating a home feel for the children and their families as well as a working environment for the staff team where all are welcomed to be their individual selves and are encouraged and supported to achieve their career goals. 

Sharon Gray
Deputy Manager

Hello, my name is Sharon and I have been working in childcare for the last 25 years with the last 7 years as a Deputy Manager.

Childcare has always been my passion and watching and helping the children grow and develop throughout their time at nursery is what makes my job so rewarding. 

What's On?

What's On?

Blog Listing


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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.


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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Opening Hours

Monday to Friday, from 8:00am to 6:00pm. We offer a 7:30am early start and a 6:30pm late finish.

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

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Our Location

Our Location

Kindred Shortlands
19 Bromley Grove,

We have ample parking avaliable at the nursery and a large, secure buggy store.

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