About Seymour House

From our family to yours…

Seymour House was launched in 1988 by our fabulous founders, John and Julie. 

As working professionals with dreams of starting a family, John and Julie knew just how important it would be to find experienced, nurturing, and dependable childcare.

That’s when this epic husband and wife team harnessed their imagination and set out to create a nursery school that would give children the very best start in life, for a future filled with possibilities. 

John and Julie knew that the secret to their success would be the team that joined them. So, they made it their mission to find the very best people possible to provide beyond brilliant care and education both for the children and their families. 

They were so passionate about caring for children and supporting the families in every way they could, that Seymour House became a unique and magical place, unlike any other nursery around. 

With more and more families wanting to join, it wasn’t long before Seymour House started to grow. We now have 11 day nurseries across Essex and Hertfordshire, each led by a brilliant team of early years experts. 

To this day, Seymour House nurseries have remained a family run group with wholesome values. John and Julie have since taken a step back to enjoy some well-deserved relaxation time, passing the reins to their son, Jonathan, who is now the Managing Director. Their daughter, Victoria, is also part of our team as the Commercial Manager. 

Together, we use our experience and creativity to provide a unique early years approach, where fresh ideas and forward thinking deliver the best outcomes for the children in our care. This is demonstrated through our tailor-made 5Cs curriculum, and engaging pedagogical techniques. The creation of Nursery Kitchen also ensures our children receive meals that are consistently healthy, tasty, and safe.


Our team is our superpower

The Seymour House team is simply brilliant, giving nothing but the best to families and making our nurseries outstanding! We are proud to have a highly qualified team of long-standing early years experts and educators.

That’s why we invest in our team with personal, social, and career initiatives plus lots of fun events that nurture their wellbeing and reward their brilliance. 

Training and progression opportunities are there for the taking, with personalised skills development programmes and career pathways. We also offer market-leading pay that increases as each team member gains new skills and we are there to encourage and support them every step of the way.  

In 2023, we set up our Early Years Apprenticeship Academy, offering the very best training and development to budding educators. This means that we can inspire our team from the very start of their careers, ensuring they receive an outstanding education to help create a bright future for themselves as part of the Seymour House family. 


Living our values, every day

Children are at the heart of everything we do. The Seymour House team values are written by our team for our team and remind us of what is important about working here. We live our values every day.


Say hello to our 3 Bs…

  • Beyond Brilliant – Our families get nothing but the best from us.
  • Better Together – We are united in supporting families to thrive.
  • Be Kind – We nurture children, each other, and our planet. 

Find out what parents say about us

Sarah Leete

We have always been and remain confident that when we leave our daughter Nursery, she receives the highest level of care and pre-school education available. We would have no hesitation recommending Seymour House to any friends seeking high quality childcare

Mrs Ellis

I would like to thank the nursery team for the outstanding care they have given to Millie over the past three years.  Every Team member is kind, thoughtful and professional

David and Katrin Bome

We have always been very pleased with the care, knowledge, professionalism, skill, and nurturing nature of the team

Chloe Jenkins

The nursery team are amazing and have made the process of returning to work so much easier for me.  I have complete confidence in them

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