The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John's Wood

                                                     The LJS Nursery School, 28 St John's Wood Road, London NW8 7HA

                                    The Liberal Jewish Synagogue is a company limited by guarantee (Company No. 9113305)

                                                     and a registered charity in England and Wales (Charity No. 1159292)

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By nursery, Oct 9 2017 08:30PM

We have now upated our policies and are adding new photos and information so you can see all we are doing.

By nursery, Oct 6 2015 01:13PM

All our new starters have settled beautifully and are thoroughly enjoying the LJS Nursery experience.

We celebrated the Jewish New Year by making honey cake, due to a popular request we are including the recipe below.

It was a pleasure for the children to enjoy time in the Succah which was built by LJS members. We had a fruit and vegetable recognition session, sang songs and shook the lulav and etrog.

Every week we enjoy Kabbalat Shabbat with the nursey family, visitors are always welcome. We are delighted with our Forest School programme, we harvested a giant pumpkin that we are going to use in our cookery class. Karolina ordered log seats for the children to make us a step closer to nature.

LJS honey cake recipe:


1 lb self-rasing flour

1 cup oil

1 cup sugar

3 eggs

1 small tin Golden Syrup (or honey)

2 tsps ground ginger

1 tsp cinammon

1 tsp mixed spice

1 tsp bicarbonate soda

1 tin boiling water


Sift the dry ingredients together, add the oil, sugar and beaten eggs and mix thoroughly. Add the syrup or honey and finish with a tin of boiling water. Pour into two lined loaf tins. Bake in a medium oven for about 30-45 min until golden brown, springy and cooked in the middle.

By nursery, Jun 17 2015 01:09PM

We are so lucky to have our outside learning space, a bonus for an inner London school.

Our forest school project is now well and truly launched. The children are having great fun in our mud kitchen making pies and potions.

The pumpkin seeds we planted have turned into little plants and the children are watering them everyday.

The children are learning about the life cycle of a butterfly. We read the story of 'The hungry caterpillar' using props. Our youngest class have made a beautiful display of the story, which they are using for counting. In reception and Class 2 we are actually hatching real butterflies. The children are watching the stages and making notes in their 'Butterfly diaries'. What a great way to motivate the children to write!

We know from experience there will be a few tears when the butterflies are released in the playground. Watch this space for the latest photographs!