Welcome to Battersea Day Nursery & Pre-School
For childcare in Battersea and nursery services in the Battersea area of London
Battersea Day Nursery & Pre-School is a purpose built children's nursery rated GOOD by Ofsted and located close to local businesses. We are strategically placed near to Clapham Junction, Battersea Park and Queens Town Road rail stations, with easy access to central London and surrounding areas.
We pride ourselves in offering a home away from home oasis so that your child can settle with ease and be fully integrated into the family here at Battersea. We understand how daunting the prospect of leaving other people to look after your child can be, which is why you will also receive up to £750 worth of FREE settling in sessions to ensure your child is happy and settled to enable you to leave the nursery with complete confidence.
We are located close to a number of local schools; Sacred Heart, John Burns, Chesterton, Shaftsbury Park, Dolphin Primary, Highview and Wick as well as two private schools; Newton Prep and St Thomas’.
The specially designed, spacious rooms are equipped with premium quality, age-appropriate furniture and resources from Community Playthings. Our secret garden comprises of a large climbing frame and sand pit, water feature, and a separate garden for our babies. There are also dedicated learning areas for the children to maximize and mirror what goes on indoors.
We will be delighted to welcome you to Battersea Day Nursery & Pre-School. Our friendly, experienced and highly qualified staff are on hand to conduct a personal nursery tour at a time to suit you. To book a tour, please call 01753 20 11 22 or
How to find Battersea Day Nursery & Pre-School in Battersea
The nursery is within 10 minutes walking distance from Clapham Junction Station, and buses 344, 319, 345 and 49 take you past the station.
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Information about Battersea Day Nursery & Pre-School
Special Offers at Battersea Day Nursery & Pre-School
Local Offer Information for Wandsworth
As part of Wandsworth's Local Offer for 0-25-year-olds with special educational needs and disabilities, we provide the following information. More information regarding Wandsworth's Local Offer can be found by visiting their website.
Battersea Day Nursery is part of Asquith Nurseries Limited. The nursery has been registered since 15 June 2004.
• The nursery is based on one level and comprises of four play rooms • The setting is open from 7.30-6.30 for 51 weeks of the year, closing for one week over the Christmas period and bank holidays. The nursery is registered to allow 79 children at any time of which 37 may be under 24 months. There is currently 64 children on roll.
• The nursery is situated in a local residential road and is a short distance away from Clapham Junction Train and Battersea Park Station providing good links into Croydon and Central London. The nursery serves Battersea and the surrounding area. Our staff and children represent diverse communities and speak a variety of languages. To extend this, we have Spanish and French languages as part of our curriculum. This diversity also helps us to celebrate festivals, sing songs in different languages and builds on partnership with parents as they all feel a part of the family.
• The nursery has 21 permanent staff of which 15 hold an early year’s qualification. We have a supply team to help support the setting during staff holidays and sickness which ensures children receive continuity of care.• The nursery also employs a cook who attends daily and prepares nutritional meals from our seasonal menus which change weekly.
• Within the nursery, we have a high ratio of qualified staff and our third in charge holds a degree in Early Childhood Studies. Many of our staff are working towards higher levels of education within the early years.
We have a unique settling in process that reassures parents and the children.
The baby room at Battersea Day Nursery & Pre-School
Our baby room is an oasis for our little ones to begin their learning journey. We take on board information from parents as we believe they are the primary educators. Babies enjoy the experiences of one to one time with their key person, investigating heuristic baskets, musical instruments, sensory boards and board books.
We also have a separate sensory room where they can explore textures, sounds and lights and a separate sleep room where they can have undisturbed, restful sleep.
The toddler room at Battersea Day Nursery & Pre-School
Our toddler room builds on the sensory skills they learnt as babies and allows for the introduction of a wider range of sensory resources where they can add another dimension to their play.
In the toddler room the children are challenged to be more independent as they are given opportunities to make choices, help in tidying away and sit for circle time.
High quality wooden furniture and resources from childcare experts ‘Community Playthings’ also encourages and supports their increasing physical skills. Staff are in tune with children’s development and they plan age appropriate activities to develop and enhance these skills.
The nursery room at Battersea Day Nursery & Pre-School
Our nursery room provides a fun and stimulating environment where our children learn skills through play and discover a love for learning.
With clearly defined areas and a variety of role play experiences, children learn to share and take turns, learn how to negotiate with each other, start learning how to problem solve as well as starting to manage self-care routines.
Their room rules consist of having ‘kind hands’, ‘listening ears’, ‘walking feet’ and ‘looking eyes’. These rules help the children to begin to manage their behaviour in an appropriate way for their level of understanding.
The preschool room at Battersea Day Nursery & Pre-School
Our pre-school room is led by our qualified teacher and boasts state of the art interactive ICT equipment, which provides the children with hands on experience to research and learn about a variety of topics bringing to life their interests. Their touch screen computer has pre-loaded activities linked to literacy, numeracy and science, which also support their increasing knowledge of counting, matching number to quantity, recognising and sounding out letters as well as discussing similarities and differences.
It is a high priority that our children are ready for school. To ensure they are ready, we teach them to manage their care routines with support from their teacher such as getting dressed independently, knowing where to place and find their belongings, serve their meals, play respectfully with their peers and make independent choices in their play.
The outdoor spaces at Battersea Day Nursery & Pre-School
One of our most enjoyed areas is our large, spacious adventure garden where children have the opportunity to run, ride, slide and explore. It is sectioned into different areas ensuring age and stage appropriate activities are provided at all times, with a separate garden for the younger children to explore at their own pace.
The garden has undergone a £50,000 development and includes many exciting features giving the children a range of outdoor experiences. We take pride in creating learning areas, which include a music wall, growing area, math area, construction area and a platform for mark making and role play.
meet the team at Battersea Day Nursery & Pre-School
Carol Fletcher, Nursery Manager
Carol is a people person which is very evident when you meet her. She has been in childcare for nearly 30 years and she has 4 grandchildren of her own. Carol believes in running a tight ship and that her staff can only be as good as their leader, which is why she drives high standards and is a great mentor to the team.
Dhanvanti Deshmukh, Assistant Manager
Dhanvanti has been working at Battersea for over 9 years. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience and a passion for making up games and songs with the children. Dhanvanti holds a Masters Degree in Early Childhood as well as Early Year’s Professional status.
Jade Wayland, Assistant Manager
Jade has been promoted to the role of Assistant Manager. Jade has a bubbly, infectious personality which draws the children in as she believes in providing exciting experiences to foster their learning. She holds a BA Hons Degree in Early Childhood Education.
Jamila Jones, Third In Charge
Jamila has been at Battersea for the past 7 years. Her warm and loving nature supports the children’s developing interests and she is very sensitive and responsive to the children’s needs. Jamila holds a level 3 qualification in Child Care and Education.
Farid Haddour, Chef
Farid has over 6 years experience working in the catering industry. He is responsible for preparing delicious healthy meals for the children and at our open days. His passion for food has led him to carry out cooking sessions with our nursery room and pre-schoolers, which is a big hit.
All staff within Battersea Day Nursery & Pre-School strive to educate the children to new life experiences and the cook achieves this on a daily basis, educating the children's palate to reflect the wonderful cultural and diverse mix within Battersea Day Nursery & Pre-School.
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Testimonials about Battersea Day Nursery & Pre-School
I wanted to take a moment to express our gratitude to you for all of your support and hard work since Jackson first started settling in at 6 months old. You're settling in period was fantastic, Jackson loved Asquith, Battersea from day one but settling in really put my mind at rest. Dhanvanti was just wonderful with both us and Jackson from the very start. She was extremely supportive and understanding of our concerns which she always alleviated immediately and she had the ability to engage and calm Jackson if he was ever upset at the start (and particularly at drop off times).
I must mention Tina and Peter-Ann who have been with Jackson from the very start and who Jackson has had an instant bond with. They have both rocked him to sleep and cared for him like he was one of their own putting my mind completely at rest. As Jackson has grown and moved into different rooms he has bonded with Sheron, who was always able to calm him in an instant, especially at the morning drops offs, and Michael who Jackson now looks forward to seeing at breakfast time!
There are many, many more staff who deserve thanks for the time and effort spent caring for my son and I would be grateful if you could pass on my thanks to all of them.
I also wanted to especially thank Carol for all of your support and understanding, you've been fantastic. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Asquith Battersea.
Just once again, many thanks for the care, love and careful attention you have all provided to Jackson. We will miss you all.
I can't thank you enough.
Anna, November 2016
Thank you for all the love and care showed to me all through my years at nursery for guiding me and inspiring me. It takes as big heart to shape little minds.
Parents of Baby F, July 2016
I've been dreading sending this email as we've been with you since our daughter was 10 months old and we couldn't be happier with our choice of childcare. You have some amazing people on your team and people that I know she will miss hugely, but it's time to move on. I'd like to name Peta-Ann and Esme mainly as they have been with our daughter since the baby room and she has such a special bond with them - their awareness of her personality and level of care for our bubba has been exceptional. Tina and Tanya too, she really trusts them. Also, Dhanvanti, who has been a massive help and support over our time with you, especially last year when my Nan was ill.
Ms. C, Parent, July 2016
Words can not convey how grateful we are for each of you that have looked after our daughter since she started in the baby room. It was always so easy to race off to work knowing she was being looked after so well. We are constantly amazed at the number of things she has learnt that you have taught her and can see how much you have helped her grow into the inquisitive and kind little girl she (usually) is.
F & S, Parents, July 2016
We can't believe the time has come for our precious little boy to leave our lovely Asquith ladies! You have all played a vital part in helping to shape our son into the happy, confident, affectionate and caring boy he has become and we cannot thank you enough. Thanks for reassuring me when I have worried (lots!!) and thanks for also being friends. We have known at all times during the past 4 years he has been safe and happy and now has happy memories that will last a lifetime. We will never forget you! Special thank you to Dhanvanti for everything she's done and for being the way she is..fantastic! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Parents of V, 30th June 2016
We are so sad to be leaving your nursery after nearly four years of fantastic care and teaching. You have become extended family to our daughter and we would wish to stay with you if we were not moving out of the area. Our daughter just loves being here and we can see why - the planning, energy, enthusiasm and care in all activities is so evident, the amazing variety like singing in Spanish is great fun. Thank you so much for your care, nurturing and teaching, we don't know how you do it! Where do you find the energy?!
S & C, Parents , June 2016
Thank you so much for these 3 1/2 years that you have looked after and nurtured our son. He is now a happy and confident boy who is looking forward to starting school in the Autumn. Thank you so much for all the support and advice during the long years that our son didn't walk!
A & E, Parents, June 2016
Dear Dhanvanti, Thank you and your wonderful team for all the hard work and dedication in looking after my children. I know you have helped shape the lives of both my daughters. Keep up your fantastic work, inspiring young minds.
J & D, Parents, May 2016
Thank you so much for looking after our son for us over the last year. He has grown into a confident and happy little boy under your loving care. We will miss you all and wish you success and happiness for the future.
L & B, Parents, March 2016