Chapel House Day Nursery & Pre-School, West Norwood

Located just a few minutes from both West Norwood Town Centre and Railway Station, Partou Chapel House is an exceptional day nursery and pre-school that’s set within a stunning converted chapel.

Both our indoor and outdoor environments are incredibly spacious, providing plenty of opportunities for educational activities and adventures. Every area is well utilised by our highly trained practitioners who support children in expressing themselves by allowing their imaginations to run free.


Large, spacious playrooms with high ceilings that provide a fantastic atmosphere for Early Years learning

Fantastic parent partnerships with regular in-person and online updates keeping you informed on your child’s progress

Healthy and delicious meals from our seasonal menu, freshly prepared at the nursery

The largest nursery garden in the area, filled with trees, vegetable patches, and many other fantastic features

On-site car park, making dropping off and collecting your little ones safe and easy

Funded childcare places available

The Partou experience

At Partou, the children lead the way. They explore their surroundings and learn about the world they live in, by choosing for themselves which activity they want to join in with next.

Our team are there to care for them and keep them safe. To nurture their emerging abilities and encourage them to seize each fun-packed day. But not to tell them what to do next.

Why? Because when children are allowed to choose their own activities, rather than being told what to do, they naturally choose the activities they’re most interested in. And scientific research has shown that being interested in what they’re doing is the easiest and best way for children to learn.

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Food & nutrition

Creating healthy eating habits for young children stretches far beyond their time with us. It encourages a lifelong positive relationship with food whilst building healthy bodies and healthy minds. Here’s how we encourage healthy eating habits:

  • Rotating menus: Evidence shows regular exposure to foods helps children to develop their taste for them, yet we still want to offer variety. So, we rotate our menus on a three-to-four-week basis, offering the perfect balance between exposing children to new foods yet allowing them to become familiar with flavours.
  • A lunchtime focus: We prioritise lunch as a time where children can enjoy their food. There is a social aspect to all lunches and, where possible, children are encouraged to take an active interest in the food they eat.
  • Fresh food everyday: We serve children fresh food every day and accommodate many different dietary requirements. We have procedures in place to protect children with food allergies and offer different meal options too. If your child has a dietary requirement, simply let us know as part of our registration process and we’ll make sure we meet the needs of your child.

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Nursery fees

Age Full Time
Weekly Rate
7:30am – 6:30pm
7:30am – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 6:30pm
0 to 3 £447.85 £100.65 £58.80 £54.05
3+ £399.55 £91.00 £54.50 £50.25


Registration Fee: £75 (Non Refundable)
5% discount off eldest child’s fees for siblings

  • Universal 15 hours free childcare entitlement is available to all 3 and 4 year olds, extending to 30 hours for eligible working families*.
  • 15 hour free childcare entitlement is also available to 2-year-olds subject to availability.

For the latest childcare funding information, please visit our dedicated resource page.

* Please note that free childcare entitlement from the government is only applied to the ‘care’ element of your invoice and does not cover meals which are charged at £11.50 per morning session and £9.20 per afternoon session.

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Chapel House
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

020 8766 0246

Open Mon - Fri, 7.30am to 6.30pm

48 Chapel Rd,West Norwood, London, SE27 0UR

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What families say?

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Victoria A

5 stars

05 October 2017

Chapel House is a very good pre-school for my goddaughter. The workers are hard-working, look after the kids properly and tell us or inform you if anything is wrong or if your child needs anything.

Jemal A

5 stars

21 June 2017

I've had a great experience when picking up my cousin.


5 stars

24 June 2022

The staff are always so welcoming and friendly and always reassuring that my foster child is well-taken care of and always given full details of how their day went. My foster child always looks forward to going into nursery and has an amazing bond with staff and children.

Abigail M

5 stars

10 May 2024

My daughter has been attending Chapel House since she was six months old and has been so happy there. She has formed a great connection with her key worker and adjusted to the nursery so well, largely because of the gentle and phased introduction. She loves the food that the chef cooks! We decided on...

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5 stars

03 February 2024

I like the nursery because it's familiar. Easy access and the staff are understanding and supportive.


5 stars

03 February 2024

Absolutely amazing team. They are patient and understanding. My daughter loves to go to the nursery and doesn't want to come back home as she is having such a great time. They always do a lot of activities and she learns a lot.


5 stars

03 February 2024

My daughter is very happy at Chapel House Day Nursery. She has made close friends here and really loves her teachers. I was worried at the start because we came from a Spanish-speaking household but she has really picked up English here. The other day, she came home and said in English, "It's a lovel...

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5 stars

03 February 2024

My daughter started at Chapel House Day Nursery in June 2023, ever since she started she has been very happy to come into the baby room. She gets along with her peers and practitioners. I can see that she has formed a bond with her keyworker. Sometimes, she does not even wave goodbye to me. She would...

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Nicole R

5 stars

27 April 2023

As a first-time parent it’s always nerve-wracking having to leave your child anywhere but Chapel House Day Nursery has made both myself and my child comfortable and welcomed. The staff are very kind and are always reporting back about my child’s day and sending reports which I love to see and hea...

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5 stars

26 April 2023

Such lovely staff who are very attentive to my son and his development, they’ve always heard me out and listened to my needs and wants, couldn’t ask for a more lovely manager, who is so sweet and has brilliant energy. Very happy with Chapel House for making a great environment for me and my son.

Katie C

5 stars

26 April 2023

My Daughter enjoys nursery so much, she is learning a lot and I am happy with her development. She will miss nursery once she starts primary school. Hats off to all the staff, I appreciate them a lot; they are friendly and approachable. The managers are also lovely.


5 stars

18 April 2023

Chapel House Day Nursery is a lovely, friendly nurturing environment. My 18 month old has been there since she was 9 months old. Due to an underlying health condition, she has had to have two surgeries in that time and the management have been so flexible and accommodating in helping her continue t...

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Helene W

5 stars

14 April 2023

This setting is a nice place for children and parents. I have known this nursery for a long and one of my sister's sons used to come and he loved it. The staff are friendly and polite. So far I haven't seen anything wrong. Management is also good.


5 stars

20 July 2022

My son attended Chapel House Day Nursery from he was 1 year old. The care that given to my son is excellent and I cannot ask for more. He loves to attend his nursery each day. Now he is about to leave for reception in September and he is saying that he doesn’t want to leave his friends and teachers...

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5 stars

26 June 2022

My son has been going to Chapel House Day Nursery since April and we have had a very positive experience. The staff have been so friendly and welcoming and made the settling in process easy, which I was quite nervous about beforehand. If he's ever had a little bump they've called to let me know, and ...

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Why Partou?

For us at Partou, childcare isn’t just a job, it’s a journey – one where every child leads us in a unique new direction.

As part of the Netherlands’ largest childcare group, we’ve access to world-leading expertise in learning and development, so you can be confident your child will benefit from an experience as unique as they are.

Of course, care is as much about empathy as education, and ours is a child-led approach that emphasises building confidence and curiosity – so that every child in our care has the freedom to flourish.

Reassurance for you and your little one


We’re more than just a team; we’re a close community driven by our passion for childcare, and our commitment to each individual child’s development. We know that by working together, we’re stronger.


In our community, compassion isn’t just a word; it’s our way of life. By embracing our differences, we make our community more diverse and vibrant. We build strong, supportive relationships with the children and each other, based on trust and understanding.

Continuous learning

We believe strongly in development, for the children in our care and for ourselves. Through continuous learning, we help our team and our children reach their full potential. Together, we make a positive impact, in our communities and across wider society.

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