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Nightingales Nursery - helping your child learn through play


Nightingales has been described as South London’s best kept secret!

Tucked away between Clapham South Tube and Clapham Common we are proof that ‘good things really do come in small packages!’

We pride ourselves on the fact that we are a small family orientated nursery. Our aim is to create a warm caring environment as we realise that choosing a nursery is one of the most important and difficult decisions you will make.

Staff at Nightingales, work in partnership with parents to reassure you that your child will be cared for in a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment.

The nursery is a converted house in the beautiful, secure grounds of St Francis Xavier College. St Francis Xavier College is an Ofsted outstanding 6th form college and Nightingales is proud to be part of this community.  There is a large outside play area and the children have opportunities to plant and  help tend the nursery vegetable patch.

Since 1994 Nightingales has been providing an exciting learning environment,meeting the individual needs of  children and families in South West London . We are ideally situated across the road from Clapham  Common and close to Clapham South Tube Station and a 15 minute walk from Balham train station.

Children smiling

The nursery provides a holistic learning environment; we pay special attention to the transition period from home to nursery, reassuring parents of their child’s well being and progress on a daily basis. Parents and visitors often comment on how happy and confident the children appear.

There is a generous staff to child ratio, with 20 children being cared for by 6 qualified and dedicated staff. Our philosophy is ‘Happy staff  make happy children,’ and the friendly staff team build positive relationships with all the children and parents, ensuring they meet  individual needs.

We provide training opportunities for future nursery practitioners from local colleges.

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