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Balham Day Nursery and Preschool

An Innovative and Inspiring Nursery in Balham

Recently refurbished, our welcoming Nursery and Preschool in Balham offers a fantastic setting of fun and exciting learning opportunities for every stage of your child's development, from ages 3 months to 5 years old. With a convenient buggy park, the nursery is close to Balham and Streatham Hill train stations.

Throughout our age-focused rooms, we provide the best start to schooling life through our enriching and wellbeing-focused Bright Beginnings Curriculum, designed by our own Early Years specialists. This holistic yet personal approach supports each child's wellbeing, development, and progress, whether that involves transitioning between rooms or preparing for school. Our nursery also offers open ended resources that support children to make choices, be inquisitive/ creative while following their interests.

We also offer Settling in Sessions tailored to suit you and your family. Please ask our nursery manager for more information.

Our baby room, designed for children aged 3 to 18 months, is beautifully decorated to create a 'Home from Home' atmosphere. Here, we prioritise your child's individual routine, focusing on feeds and providing dedicated spaces such as a living area, a sensory room, and a separate sleep room.

Our Toddler Room, dedicated to children aged 18 to 35 months, focuses on your child's physical development while providing support with toilet training, and speech and language skills.

The Preschool Room for 36 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.

Moving outside your child can prepare for an adventure in our expansive garden! Children adore exploring its vast space, where specially designed zones offer tailored play experiences to suit every age group. From the thrill of discovering fruit trees to eagerly participating in discussions about upcoming seasonal changes, there's always excitement in the air!

In addition, we offer Boogie Mites an interactive music and movement session, which is loved by children of all ages and provides exciting opportunities to learn about the world through music and song; and while your child is busy exploring and having fun, we can keep you updated via our Family app. Available for all Bright Horizons parents, this will keep you connected with your child's day-to-day experiences and up to date as they develop during their time with us.

Book your tour today to meet our long-standing team and explore our nursery, we can’t wait to meet you!

Bright Horizons Balham Nursery Manager
Nursery Manager
36 Radbourne Road, Balham, London, SW12 0EF
  • Monday7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Tuesday7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Wednesday7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Thursday7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Friday7:30AM - 6:30PM
Lines open: Mon - Fri 08:00 - 19:00

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What’s included & Funding options

Whether you’re looking for a full-time or flexible booking pattern, get in touch with us to discuss availability. We will accommodate government funding options wherever possible.

Discover more about what we can offer your family by downloading our easy to read set of guides. Explore our Bright Horizons nurseries and discover the funding options available - from funded childcare and tax free childcare, to childcare vouchers plus key dates. You can also find out what's included in our fees and how we support families from the beginning.

*Not all nurseries offer every component of the all-inclusive package. Please check with your nursery for details.

Included in your fees:

  • Unlimited hypoallergenic nappies*
  • Unlimited hypoallergenic wipes*
  • Three nutritious meals
  • A range of healthy snacks
  • Formula milk for babies under 1 year
  • Cows’ milk or dairy-free alternatives for older babies and children

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Bright Beginnings at Bright Horizons

Bright Beginnings Curriculum

We believe that every child deserves the best start in life. Bright Beginnings is a holistic curriculum, designed to acknowledge the individual voice and needs of every child promoting confidence, wellbeing and a genuine love for learning.

As well as nurturing a lifelong love of learning, Bright Beginnings helps set the foundations for emotional resilience to prepare children for the next stage in their learning journey.

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Meet the team

Our team are dedicated to making your child's experience safe and fun. We always go the extra mile.
  • Bright Horizons Balham Nursery ManagerGraceNursery Manager
  • Balham Day Nursery and Preschool deputyMiriamDeputy Manager


Did you know that our nursery is on Facebook? 'Like' us to join in the fun! We share what we've been getting up to, as well as activities you can try at home with your little one. Learn about upcoming events happening at our nursery to pop in your calendar and enjoy meeting the team with posts about the amazing early years practitioners in our setting. We look forward to welcoming you to our Facebook community - just click 'like' and you're in!

Bright Horizons Family App

Our Family app offers a variety of features that give you the ability to get more information on your child's day, notify the nursery of any changes to your planned pick-up or absences and even book extra sessions if needed.

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