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Balham Day Nursery and Preschool

Balham Day Nursery and Preschool36 Radbourne Road, Balham, London, SW12 0EF
An innovative and inspiring nursery in Balham

Recently refurbished in October 2023, 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.

Book Your Personal Tour

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

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 - 18:00

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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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