What is a nursery?

Nurseries are a general term for childcare services that look after children aged 0 - 5 on non- domestic premises. 

Choosing Nursery Education in Wandsworth includes information on free places in the state, voluntary and independent sector.

The closing date for applications for nursery places within a primary school in September 2015 is Friday 13 February, 2015. 

Contact the nursery direct for more information and an application pack.

Find a nursery in Wandsworth

To find a Wandsworth nursery for your child please search using the links below or use the postcode search on the left hand side. 

Nurseries in Balham

Nurseries in Battersea

Nurseries in Putney

Nurseries in Roehampton

Nurseries in Southfields

Childminders in Tooting

Nurseries in Wandsworth

These can be:

Day nurseries - Day nurseries provide childcare for children from under one-year-old up to the age of five. They are registered with Ofsted to provide childcare. They are usually open from 8am - 6pm, all year round.

Private nursery schools - . A nursery or school that is run by a private sector provider. They provide education for children aged from two and a half to five. They are registered with Ofsted to provide childcare. Private nursery schools are usually open part-time. 

Independent schools - Independent schools provide education for children aged from three to 11 in Wandsworth. They have to be registered with the Department of Education (DfE). Schools are usually open part-time. 

Pre-school playgroup - Pre-school playgroups provide places for small groups of children aged from two and a half to five, to learn and play. They are run by the voluntary sector on a not-for-profit basis. Playgroups are usually open part-time.

Nurseries in Wandsworth that are not part of the local authority are regulated by the government through the Office Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted).

In addition, many of these nurseries in Wandsworth are registered with the Local Authority to provide free nursery education places.

Can't find what you want? 

You can call or email the Family Information Service who can help find what you want.

Email: fis@wandsworth.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 8871 7899
Text us on 07797 805 456 - text FIS at the beginning of your message

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