An Eltham nursery has been named as one of the best in London after receiving glowing reviews from parents.

Crafty Wizards World Pre-School, based in Eltham High Street, has made the shortlist of the top 20 nurseries in London according to DayNurseries.

While competing against 2,478 other nurseries, the nursery proved to be a favourite with parents, carers and guardians.

This is the seventh year in a row that Craft Wizards World Pre-School has made the top 20.

The nurseries were rated on overall standard, facilities and outside space, learning, resources and equipment and ICT, care, activities, staff, food and nutrition, management, cleanliness, safeguarding as well as value for money.

There are over 14,000 nurseries in the UK, with over 400,000 people working in the childcare sector.

Around one million children in the UK attend a nursery, ranging in age from three months to five years old.

Amanda Hopkins, reviews manager of DayNurseries, said: “We would like to congratulate Crafty Wizards World Pre-School – Eltham on being rated by parents as a top nursery in London.

“Being rated so highly by family and carers of children that attend the setting is a huge achievement.

“Our award is valuable recognition from parents and carers that this nursery is offering their children an excellent standard of care and a stimulating environment, which will help boost their development and hopefully create a lifelong love of learning.

“We hope these awards give parents that much needed guidance in choosing the right nursery for their child.”

Matthew Byrne, director of Crafty Wizards World Pre-School – Eltham said: “This proves that our magic really does work.

“As a small and unique set of pre-schools that focus on making learning magical we are very proud to receive the many, many 5 star reviews from our Crafty Wizards parents and carers.

“We have won the Top 20 in London for the past seven years, the only pre-school and nursery in Greenwich and London.

“It is spell-binding that our Crafty Wizards parents and carers continue to believe that we offer quality childcare.

“We focus on supporting all our Crafty Wizards with personalised learning opportunities so that they enjoy the magic of learning and make the best possible progress that they can.

“Crafty Wizards has grown and now offer five pre-schools, a holiday club and a Kids Play Now creche.

“We are based in Eltham, New Eltham and Bromley.

“Despite our growth, we continue to run as a family style pre-school and involve ourselves in all sorts of local events for families and offer free events throughout the year.

“We are small enough to care and large enough to make an impact.”

The awards are based on the review score as of March 28, 2024.

Nurseries are excluded from the awards if they are not compliant with the regulatory authority.

The awards are based on over 67,000 reviews received between March 29, 2022, and 28 March 2024 from parents, relatives and guardians of children who attend the nurseries.