Care in a family atmosphere

The Elim Church Day Nursery is located in Windermere Road, Southend on Sea, Essex and provides the highest standards of care and child development in a family atmosphere. The children are cared for by our qualified and dedicated staff in a happy and stimulating environment. The Nursery provides full day and sessional care with pre-school education. We are registered with the Local Authority and Ofsted.

Children are admitted to the Nursery from the age of six weeks, up to compulsory school age.

Our Philosophy

We believe that all children are equal and individual regardless of background, education, race, colour, special needs, creed or faith. We believe that all children have the right to learn both corporately and individually. We believe that each child has the right to be loved and accepted for who they are. We accept the task of training, caring, loving, educating and teaching social skills. We believe that our staff should consist of people who have a commitment to the well-being and care of the children. We believe that they should be people who show no favouritism and have the ability to love and care consistently to the child's advantage.

Nursery Care and Education

The Nursery has an education programme for three to five year olds. The children quickly discover that learning is fun, as they are gently encouraged to learn and develop at their own pace.

Our programme follows the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’ guidelines, which help children progress in all areas of their development. The children also have the opportunity to learn basic French, and enjoy a physical education programme with additional regular visits from the Southend United football coaches.

Our building is brightly and attractively decorated, The facilities include a computer area, a bike play area and a garden with soft play surfaces.

Our baby unit, with specialised staff qualified in baby care, provides an excellent environment for infants from six weeks old. These rooms create safe and soothing surroundings, where babies receive individual attention.

Our qualified nursery staff comprise NNEB, PPA Diploma and NVQ levels 2, 3 and 4. We also provide training for students.


Our cook provides home-cooked food on the premises (Vegetarian options are available). We do not serve Pork or food containing nuts. The children receive meals as follows:

Breakfast for babies - As required

Toast and Milk – from 8.00am (A cereal breakfast can be provided on request)

Morning Snack – from 9.45am (Fruit, Cheese snack biscuits, Dry Cereal, Raisins, Malt loaf, etc.)

Lunch (Choice of menu and fresh fruit daily) – from 11.45am (Example meals include, Fish Cakes, Omelette, Roast Meats, Cheese and Onion Rolls, Mince and Pasta, Ravioli, Scrambled Eggs, Chicken Casserole, Flan. All meals are served with a variety of Vegetables, Potatoes or Rice and followed by deserts, Fruit Crumble and Custard, Ice Cream, Jelly, Mousse, Rice Pudding, etc.)

Afternoon snack / Tea – from 4.30pm (Toast and toppings, Cake, Rolls, Fruit, Sandwiches, Pancakes, Crumpets etc).


About the Nursery

The nursery is Ofsted registered and is managed by Anna Blogg on behalf of the Southend Elim Church (part of the Elim Estuary Church Group). Our aim is to provide loving care and pre-school education in a happy family environment. We are proud of our premises and staff and you are welcome to visit us.

Our Vision is to provide the highest standard of childcare in a stable environment where children feel safe, happy, relaxed and respected. Where children can grow and learn ,to achieve their individual goals with  love and encouragement.

We cannot change the world but we can touch the lives of those who come into the Elim Church Day Nursery.

Other Care Services

After School Care - under 8 years


We aim to be competitive in our fees, without compromising the quality of care, staff or facilities. Our fees are reviewed on an annual basis. We offer a range of packages, per hour, per day or per week please telephone 01702 461458 to discuss the options available to you. Fees are payable weekly or monthly in advance to the Nursery administrator.

There is a standard one off registration fee for all children of £10.00. This covers administration costs and the provision of plimsolls.

Nursery vouchers The Nursery will accept vouchers and Government grants for children from three years of age. This will enable children to continue in our pre-school class until they go to school.

Contact the Nursery

The Nursery is open from 7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday throughout the year. We are closed on Bank Holidays.

For further information on facilities or prices and to arrange a visit to the nursery please telephone Anna Blogg on 01702 461458 or email

To find out more about Southend Elim Church please visit the

Southend Elim Church Website