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.

Emma Williams - Executive 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.

Exploring nature in our mud kitchen
Child-led activities
Learning together with music
Natural, creative, risky play
  • Update for Parents - 2 November 2020

    It's "business as usual"!
  • Taking your Child to Nursery

    Government Leaflet for Parents
  • Government Guidance for Parents

    Returning to School
  • Helping Children Learn at Home

    Learning Resources for 2-4 year olds
  • Update for Parents - 28 April 2020

  • Ofsted - January 2018

    We remain outstanding!