The Willow Nursery School, established for over 30 years, is an independent, privately-owned nursery school situated at 55 Grafton Square, in the heart of Clapham Old Town.

We offer a happy, safe and fun environment for 2-5 year olds to begin their schooling. Combining traditional teaching with aspects of Montessori, we believe in children learning through play and enjoyment.

  • Bright, spacious premises
  • Large garden and outdoor play areas
  • Morning and afternoon sessions
  • Excellent links with follow on schools
  • Well trained team of teachers and assistants
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MANAGERS

Caroline Henson
Sarah Turner

OPENING TIMES

Term time only – three terms per year.

UNDER 3 YEARS OLD

Mornings only
Drop off between 8.55am – 9.10am
Pick up 12.15pm

OVER 3 YEARS OLD

Mornings and optional afternoons
Drop off between 8.15am – 9.10am
Afternoon sessions on Monday, Tuesday
and Wednesday with pick up at 3pm

What the Parents Say

This is a fantastic nursery, it has everything I was looking for, a high adult to child ratio, warm and friendly staff who genuinely focused on my daughter and got to know her quickly, a high level of training and professionalism without feeling formal and stuffy.

What the Parents Say

“I really can’t thank you enough for all that you and The Willow have done for Wilf. He has totally thrived under your care. You have nurtured his enthusiasm and channelled his endless energy and questioning mind into positive development rather being the class fool/troublemaker – although I’m sure you get a bit of that!”

What the Parents Say

“Thank you so much for everything you have done this year for Leo. He has absolutely adored his time at The Willow and you have been an enormous part of that.  Thanks to your skilful nurturing and kindness you have turned an ugly duckling into a very fine swan indeed.” Kirsty and Nick

“Very special thanks to all of you for making these years such a positive experience for D and F.  I know my kids will miss you all enormously but at least they, and indeed all of us, will keep our fond memories of the past years at The Willow.  The Willow is a very special place and has given our kids fantastic start in life that we will always remember!” Jenny

 

“Thank you for all your hard work and dedication. This year has been wonderful for Matilda and we have seen her visibly gain confidence socially, physically and educationally. She comes home so excited about what she has done in the day with beautiful creations! We are amazed at the creativity and we really appreciate what you and the team have got at The Willow which is magical.”

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