Creative, exploratory play where children interact with nature.


A rich and stimulating environment which supports young children’s learning through purposeful play.


A happy, healthy community where everyone can develop confidence, respect for others and a love of learning.

Headteacher's Welcome

Balham Nursery School is a Wandsworth maintained nursery school where we provide a happy, healthy community and everyone can develop confidence, respect for others and a love of learning.

A great education is one of the most precious gifts a child can receive and in everything we do, we are driven by the best interests of the child.

We hope that you and your child will have wonderful memories of Balham that stay with you forever.

Cherishing our past, embracing our future

We aim to help realise the potential social, intellectual, physical and emotional development of each child irrespective of race, class, gender, culture, language or disability. Our School Development Plan 2018-2021 encapsulates our priorities in order to achieve this goal. For further information about targets for 2019-2020 please click here.

Exploring nature in our mud kitchen
Child-led activities
Learning together with music
Natural, creative, risky play
  • Deadline for applications for a nursery place

    Applications for a nursery place starting in September 2020 close on Friday, 7 February 2020
  • Apply Online

    You can now make an application for a Nursery or Early Education place online.
  • Balham Children's Centre Spring Term 2020 Timetable

    Balham Children's Centre is now part of the THRIVE Wandsworth Tooting Cluster.
  • Easy Fundraising

    A quick, easy and free way to raise much needed funds for the Nursery.
  • Ofsted - January 2018

    We remain outstanding!