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Balham Day Nursery and Preschool

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30 Hours Funded Childcare
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In a Mumsnet survey of 131 users of Bright Horizons Nurseries: 82% would buy again and 85% would recommend

An innovative and inspiring nursery in Balham

Your child will be happy and secure at our welcoming Nursery and Preschool in Balham, rated 'Good' by Ofsted. This fantastic setting offers fun and exciting learning opportunities for every stage of your child's development, from 3 months to 5 years old.

Grow and Learn

Your little one's individual routine is our priority where we focus on feeds and provide a separate sleep room in our Baby room raging from 3 - 18 months. They'll love exploring our dedicated sensory room.

Our Toddler Room for 18 to 32 months focus's on your little ones child's physical development and we support toilet training as well as speech and language development.

The Preschool Room for 32 months to 5 years provides fun and exciting structured activities as well as encouraging children to ask questions, independently explore and develop skills ready for school and beyond.

Your child will get the very best start through our enriching and wellbeing-focused Bright Beginnings Curriculum, where we build on the foundations of the government's EYFS curriculum. We combine a wide range of activities to nurture and develop the skills your child needs to flourish and reach their full potential.

Preparing for School

Our Ready For School Programme encompasses all Growing Enhancements to ensure your Growing Reader, Writer, Mathematician and Artist can explore other areas of learning. Children are also taught important life skills such as serving themselves at mealtimes, tying shoelaces and communicating effectively.

Your little one will love our Boogie Mites activity which provides an exciting opportunity to learn about the world through music and song.

Follow their progress via the Bright Horizons Family app and keep updated with photos and videos via your smartphone or laptop.

Outdoor Exploration

Children enjoy our large garden, separated for age-appropriate play. They particularly love our fruit trees and the opportunity to contribute to regular discussions about what the seasonal changes will bring.

All-Inclusive and Convenient

Your child will enjoy our delicious meals, freshly prepared by our onsite chef. Necessities such as snacks, wipes, nappies, creams and formula are also provided, so there's less for you to pack during those busy mornings!

Balham Day Nursery and Preschool has a convenient buggy park and is within close proximity to Balham and Streatham Hill train stations.

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We look forward to meeting you and your little one to give you a personal tour and answer any questions you might have.

Balham Day Nursery and Preschool Manager
Harriet Mukuka
Nursery Manager


Our excellent nutritionally balanced menu is changed regularly to encourage a varied diet and is approved by Action for Children. Here is an example of a typical menu.

Food Hygiene Rating of 5

Supporting and Learning

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Bright Horizons Family App

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the NEW Bright Horizons Family App. The app will offer a variety of features that will give you the ability to get more information on your child's day than ever before, as well as being able to notify the nursery of any changes to your planned pick-up or absences, as well as booking extra sessions.

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Fees & Availability

Where possible we look to offer flexible booking patterns and a range of funding options, including the government's 30 hours funded childcare* provision. To request pricing and availability, please request a call back by clicking the button below.

*Terms and conditions apply to 30 hours funding. Click here for more information.

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Meet the Team

Balham Day Nursery and Preschool Manager

Harriet Mukuka

I have been with Bright Horizons for 15 years. During this time I have spent 2-3 years with each age group, I managed to gain the relevant qualification during this time period and was promoted to Nursery Manager.

Over the past 6 years, my role has developed to oversee the nursery as a whole and seamlessly running its operations whilst overlooking every aspect of child development. I am the designated Safeguarding Officer for Balham Nursery and I hold both First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid certificates.

Balham Day Nursery and Preschool Deputy Manager

Debbie Treacy

I have 24 years in childcare experience. I joined bright Horizons in 2011 as a room manager and worked my way up to a Deputy manager in 2014.

I enjoy working in the rooms promoting quality and ensuring policy and procedures are being followed. I am passionate in providing outstanding and exceptional care and education to all our children and families. I am always eager to develop my knowledge and practices within the child care sector.

Candy Floss

Candy Floss

Hi, my name is Candy Floss, I joined Bright Horizons in March 2010 as the ‘Super Safety Hero’ to help nursery children stay safe and manage risks. My role as a Health and Safety Super Hero is unique to Bright Horizons and I’m in every nursery, 365 days a year.

Back in 2010, I saw a job advert for a Zebra Super Safety Hero – I was very excited, applied and was invited for an interview with several other zebras. We were interviewed by all the children who then voted on which of us would be their Super Safety Hero. It was hoof biting but I was thrilled when they told me I was the most voted for by the children who all loved me because of my cape and bag. My bag is very special, if something fits inside, it’s a choking hazard. You might be wondering how I got my name. The children in our nurseries chose five names and voted for their favourite. I love it as it’s unique, I mean have you ever heard of a zebra called Candy Floss? Exactly!

Why Bright Horizons

The Bright Horizons passion and enthusiasm for providing high-quality care isn’t just common knowledge within our own business – we’ve also gained some impressive accolades from external sources for excellence as both a childcare provider, and as an employer. We are the only childcare company to have been listed for the last 11 years as one of the country’s top 50 “Great Places to Work” by the Great Place to Work Institute.

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