Clapham Nursery Schools

Nurseries & Pre-schools in Clapham
Trying to find a list of nurseries in Clapham, Battersea and nearby isn’t easy which is why we have created this listing to help parents find and choose a state or private nursery in the area. It goes without saying that everyone wants their children to feel happy and settled when they make the transition from home to nursery school so we have also compiled a ‘Top Ten Tips’ on choosing a nursery for your child. Just scroll down to the end of the listing. If we have missed out a nursery that you recommend, do get in touch.

Abacus Ark Nursery
St Paul’s Church, St John’s Hill, Clapham Junction, SW11 1SH
Age up to five years.

Abacus Early Learning Nursery School
135 Laitwood Road, Balham, London, SW12 9QH T:020 8675 8093
Age 9 months – five years.

Alderbrook Primary School with nursery
Oldridge Road, Balham, London, SW12 8PP T:020 8673 4913
From age three years (nursery)

Alphabet Nursery School
152 Northcote Road, Battersea, London, SW11 6RD T:020 7924 2678
Age two & a half – five years

Anglo Spanish Nursery Ltd
152 Clapham Manor Street, Clapham, London, SW4 6BX T:020 7622 5599
Age five months – five years.

Asquith Nurseries Ltd
30 Latchmere Road, Battersea, London, SW11 2DX T:020 7228 4722
From age three months.

Baby Room
Group of four nurseries in Clapham, Balham and Battersea.
Contact: 18 Old Town, Clapham, London, SW4 0LB T: 020 7627 2106
From birth – five years.

Balham Day Nursery And Pre-school (Asquith)
36 Radbourne Road, Balham, London, SW12 0EF T:020 8673 1405
From age three months.

Balham Nursery School & Children’s Centre
72 Endlesham Road, Balham, London, SW12 8JL T:020 8673 4055
Age two – four years.

Banana Moon Day Nursery
St Peter’s Centre, 31 Winstanley Road, Battersea, London SW11 2EZ T: 020 7228 8747
This new nursery is offering Totally Clapham parents an extra 5% off their first three months’ fees in addition to their current offer of 10% off. Just call the number above or email and quote Totally Clapham.

Beatrix Potter Primary School & Nursery
Magdalen Road, Earlsfield, London SW18 3ER  T:020 8874 1482
Age from three years (nursery).

Belleville Primary School & Nursery
Webbs Road, Battersea, London SW11 6PR and Meteor Street, Battersea, London SW11 5NZ T:020 7228 6727
Age from three years (nursery).

Bertrum House School Nursery
290 Balham High Road, Balham, London SW17 7AL T: 020 8767 4051
Age from two & a half years.

Blundell’s Nursery
194-196 Sheepcote Lane, Battersea, London, SW11 5BW T: 020 7924 4204
From birth – five years

Eaton House The Manor Nursery
58 Clapham Common Northside, Clapham, London SW4 9RU T:020 7924 6000
Age three – four & a half.

Ecole Du Parc
64 Garfield Mews, Battersea, London, SW11 5PN T:020 7326 9642
Age 18 months-5 years. English/French nursery.

Elm Park Nursery
90 Clarence Avenue, Clapham, London, SW4 8JR T:020 8678 1990
Age three months – five years.

Evolution Childcare Balham Rainbow
3A Ramsden Road, Balham, SW12 8QX T:020 8355 0892
Age four months – five years.

Gateway House Nursery School
Heslop Road, Balham, London, , SW12 8EG T:020 8675 8258
Age two & half – four years.

Grove Hall Nursery Ltd
59 Balham Grove, Balham, London, SW12 8BD T:020 8673 1943
Age five months – four years. English/French nursery.

Honeywell Nursery & Primary School
Honeywell Road, Battersea, London SW11 6EF, T:020 7228 6811
Age from three years (nursery).

Kidsunlimited Wandsworth Day Nursery
4 North Side Wandsworth, London, SW18 2SS T:0845 365 2929
Babies – age four.

Kings Avenue Nursery & Primary School
Kings Avenue, Clapham, London, SW4 8BQ T:020 7622 1208
Age from three years (nursery)

La Petite Fleur Pre-school Nursery
2 Grant Road, Battersea, London, SW11 2NU T:020 7223 0403
Age eight months – five years.
Lavender Hill Day Nursery
Lavender Hill, Battersea, London, SW11 1JG T:020 7924 1267
Age three months – five years.

Learning Ladders Nursery
Ground Floor, Falkner Court, Francis Chichester Way, Battersea, London, SW11 5HX  T:020 7622 9300
Birth – five years.

Little Garden – The Clapham Day Nursery
3 Peardon street, Clapham, London SW8 3BW T: 020 7622 5552
Age three months – five years

Lochinvar Pre-school Playhouse
Held on the site of Alderbrook Primary School, Oldridge Road, Balham, London SW12 8PP, T:020 8675 5624
Ages two – five years.

Mace Montessori Schools
69 Thorparch Road, Battersea, London, SW8 4RH T:020 7801 8608
Babies from 12 weeks – five years.

Magic Kids
Burns Road, Battersea, London, SW11 5AA T:07904 782398

Magic Mind Nursery And Pre-school
4 Helby Road, Clapham, London, SW4 8BU T:020 8674 5544
From birth – five years

Magic Roundabout Nurseries
Binfield Road, Stockwell, London, SW4 6TB T:020 7498 1193
Age three months – five years.

Marmalade Caterpillar
14A Boundaries Road, London, SW12 8EX T:020 8265 5224
Age two – five years.

Marmalade Cat
St Andrews United Reform Church, 1 Altenburg Gardens, Battersea, SW11 1JH T:020  8265 5224
Age two – five years.

Maytree Nursery School
155 Clarence Crescent, Clapham, London, SW4 8LN T:020 8671 3298
Age two – five years.

Mouse Home & House Nursery
27 Mallinson Road, Battersea, London, SW11 1BP T:020 7924 5325
Age two – five years.

Nightingale Montessori Nursery Schools
194 Ramsden Road, Clapham South, London, SW12 8RQ T:07958 567210
Age six months – five years.

Noah’s Ark Nurseries
Saint Michael’s Church & Hall Cobham Close, Battersea, London, SW11 6SP, 48 Endlesham Road
Clapham South, London SW12 8JL and Wandsworth Common West Side, Melody Road, London,
SW18 2ED  T:020 7924 3472/020 7350 1932
From age two & a half years.

Oaktree Nursery School
21 Ramsden Road, Balham, London, SW12 8QX T:020 8166 5932
Age two – five years.

Oliver House School
7-11 Nightingale Lane, Clapham South, London SW4 9AH T: 020 8772 1911
From 3 years (nursery) up to 11.

Parkgate House School & Nursery
80 Clapham Common North Side, Clapham, London, SW4 9SD T:020 7350 2452
Age two and a half – five years (nursery)

Pixies Nursery School
Clapham Common North Side, Clapham, London, SW4 0QZ  T:020 7720 7095
Age two and a half – five years.

Ravenstone Primary School & Nursery
2-4 Ravenstone Street, Balham, London SW12 9SS T:020 8673 0594
Age three – four years (nursery)

Riverside Nursery
Ensign House Juniper Drive, Wandsworth, London SW18 1TA T:020 7078 4098
Age three months – five years.

Saint Bedes Roman Catholic Infants & Nursery School
Thornton Avenue London, Balham, London SW12 0LF T:020 8674 7292
Age three – four years (nursery)

Somerset Nursery School & Children’s Centre
157-159 Battersea Church Road, Battersea, London, SW11 3ND T:020 7223 5455
Age two – four years.

Sparkies Nursery School
194 Ramsden Road, Clapham South, London, SW12 8RQ T:07939 268861
Age from three years

Stockwell Nursery
Stockwell Methodist Church Jeffreys Road, Clapham, London, SW4 6QX T:020 7738 8606
Babies – four years.

The Bumble Bee Nursery School
Pountney Road, Battersea, London, SW11 5TU T:020 7350 2970

The Little Red Hen Nursery School
Cabul Road, Battersea, London, SW11 2PN T:020 7738 0321

The Montessori School
102 Chestnut Grove, Balham, London, SW12 8JJ T:020 8673 8037
From two years.

The House Nurseries
69 Salcott Road, Battersea, London T:020 7924 3696 and 72 Bennerley Road, Battersea, London, SW11 6DS T: 020 7924 4338
Age one – five years.

The Park Kindergarten
351 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, London, SW11 4LH T:020 7627 5125

The Willow Nursery School
55 Grafton Square, Clapham, London, SW4 T:020 7498 0319
Age two & a half – five years.

Triangle Nursery School And Children’s Centre
25 William Bonney Estate, Clapham Crescent, Clapham, London SW4 7JQ T:020 7622 1393
From age two years.

Wix Primary & Nursery School
Wix’s Lane Clapham Common North Side, Clapham, London, SW4 0AJ T:020 7228 3055
From age three years (nursery)

Top Ten Tips for choosing a nursery

Day care nurseries are usually private nurseries (although there are some local authority ones) which take babies from birth (or a few months old). They are aimed at working parents and are open during school holidays too.  There are also many private nurseries which open during term time only and tend to take children from two and half years up until they start school. Many state primary schools have a nursery attached which children attend from the September after they are three years old. It’s worth noting that attendance at a state school nursery doesn’t mean automatic entry into the main school at reception age.

When you are considering a nursery for your toddler or child it’s not always practical to drag them along to look at every nursery. Once you’ve narrowed down your choice, however, it’s a good idea to bring your child along to a visit as Anita, admissions director at Abacus Ark Nursery Schools explains: “Seeing your child in the setting, you will be able to understand how engaged they will be. You will also get a feel for the way in which the nursery practitioners interact with your child.”

  1. Take a look at several nurseries in your area. Practicalities are important – is it on your way to work for example? However, the most important aspect is the quality of care. Visit a range of small, medium and large nurseries and although staff will be on their best behaviour you will still be able to tell how happy the babies and children seem.
  2. Many good nurseries get booked up well in advance. If you think you will be going back to work soon after your baby is born you are advised to start looking at day care nurseries as soon as possible. Even if your child isn’t starting until around two years old, many parents put their child’s name on a waiting list from birth! Morning places are usually more popular than afternoon places.
  3. Ask friends and neighbours for recommendations but remember, what suits someone else’s child doesn’t necessarily suit your child!
  4. First impressions do count. Is the person who greets you welcoming and helpful? Does the nursery look clean, secure (very important) and in good repair?
  5. Is there any outside space (and is it secure), how often do the children go outside? In the case of babies, do they get fresh air every day?
  6. Other important questions to ask for babies: what meals are included, does the nursery supply nappies and formula, where and when do the babies sleep?
  7. What is the settling in process? What happens if your child is taken ill or has an accident?
  8. How many children does the nursery have now and what’s the maximum they take?
  9. What is the notice period?
  10. Have a look at the latest OFSTED report. You can usually find this online.

It’s also worth taking a look at the advice on Mumsnet and Netmums.