´╗┐About Us

 Choosing the right Day Nursery is one of the most difficult choices you as a parent will have to make. Outstanding quality child care that promotes positive, 

nurturing relationships, well managed social experiences and high quality education can be difficult to find.

Small Friends is an 'Outstanding' (Ofsted 2015) Children's Day Nursery offering care and early education to children aged 22 months to 5 years old. We are situated in the heart of the busy, vibrant shopping and residential seaside town of Leigh-on-Sea. 

 We have built up a wonderful reputation through the quality of care, nurturing service and education we have been continuously providing for children and families for over 17 years. We feel this is based on our genuine love of what we do and our extensive knowledge of child development and of children's needs.

 We are extremely proud to be part of The Old Station Nursery group and fully embody their core values of togetherness, openness, community, energy, excellence and being inclusive. Together, as a collective group of 19 settings around the country, we work as a community to share knowledge and best practice; to inspire one another; and to ensure that we continue to innovate the ways in which we provide the highest standard of care to all children.

    Sessions Available:
  • Full days 8-6 pm

  • Mornings 8- 1pm

  • Afternoons 1-6pm


Early start 7:30-8:00 am/Late end 6-6:30 pm 


Your child's happiness and well being is of paramount importance to all of us who make up the team at Small Friends and we would like to warmly welcome you to our Nursery.