Dulwich Sports Ground Day Nursery & Pre-School, Dulwich

Partou Dulwich Sports Ground is a highly rated day nursery and pre-school that welcomes children aged up to five from the local community.

Surrounded by 20 acres of playing fields, the setting makes great use of its access to outdoor space by providing children with extensive opportunities to play and explore. This forms just part of our exciting experience which has been developed with the interests and needs of children in mind.

Facilities

Exciting indoor environments that have been carefully designed with the needs of children in mind

A highly qualified, experienced team of practitioners who put the needs of children first

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

Regular access to the local playing fields, park and woodlands for fun outdoor adventures

Strong parent partnership with regular updates keeping you informed on your child’s progress

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
Daily
7:30am – 6:30pm
0 to 2 £547.25 £124.55
2+ £453.25 £102.85

 

Registration Fee: £75 (Non Refundable)
10% 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 £10.80 per morning session and £10.80 per afternoon session.

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Dulwich Sports Ground
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

0207 737 5455

Open Mon - Fri, 7.30am to 6.30pm

Dulwich Sports Ground, Turney Road, London SE21 7JH

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What families say?

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E L

5 stars

14 March 2024

Nelly’s DSG is such a friendly and welcoming environment. The staff genuinely care about the children and support them at a personal and developmental level, as well as with more educational aspects such as teaching them numbers and letters. There is a new activity set up every morning which al...

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T D

5 stars

20 February 2024

Really pleased with the overall experience at Nelly’s Nursery - DSG. From the wide range of activities, that encourage both play and are educational, to the very attentive and patient staff members, who have also supported my child as well as encouraged independence. I really enjoy the 1one-to-one ...

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D E

5 stars

04 July 2023

We started at Nelly's Nursery DSG in March, my now 2-year-old son had settling sessions for one month and then started full-time. I am grateful to the kind, patient and experienced staff at Nelly's for putting our child's needs first and taking good care of him. We know that he is first and foremost ...

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K D

5 stars

27 April 2023

Nelly's Nursery - DSG is a fantastic nursery. Our little one loves it there. The garden and rooms are amazing and the staff are so caring.

Irina N

5 stars

08 March 2023

Very happy with the nursery, my son has been attending for over a month and the manager and the key person has been brilliant at helping him settle in. Very good communication and regular updates are provided to parents. The nursery also has a lovely outside space which my son loves. They do lots of ...

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L T

5 stars

21 February 2023

The team in the main room are excellent, all are enthusiastic and allow my child opportunities to develop her own interests and encourage engagement with activities throughout the day. My daughter has thrived - she is confident and a curious learner and enjoys discussing her imaginative ideas with th...

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Kerieann W

5 stars

15 February 2023

Since my son started in September I have seen a great improvement in all areas and I'm really happy with everything, from the support given by all the members of staff and my son is happy attending every day.

D W

5 stars

22 September 2021

The team at Nelly's Nursery - DSG are the complete nursery. The staff are knowledgable, organised kind and affectionate. They create thoughtful and fun activities, they give children individual attention while encouraging independence. Their attitude is how can we help, no matter what the situation a...

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B R

5 stars

28 May 2021

Our little one is very happy at Nelly's Nursery. All the staff are professional and friendly and he comes home having learned social skills, educational games, and improved communication. The location is a particular positive, as is the food.

Z A

5 stars

28 May 2021

My daughter has been at Nelly's Nursery - DSG since before she was 1 in the Baby room. She is now 2 and a half and in the main room. She has always been well cared for by the staff and is very happy there. The communication, especially in the main room, has been excellent and my daughter has had a lo...

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Sarah H

5 stars

28 May 2021

A wonderful nursery with a lovely environment right next to the fields and very caring staff. Our son has been at Nelly's Nursery - DSG since he was a year old and really loves it. They provide us with regular updates throughout the day so we are happy that he’s happy and having fun whilst we are w...

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Jane W

5 stars

28 May 2021

Both my children have attended Nelly's Nursery - DSG over the past four years. The staff are all lovely and I’m always very impressed how well the team know my children and care for them. My children have both very much enjoyed their time in this setting and we will be sorry to be saying goodbye at...

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E M

5 stars

28 May 2021

Our daughter has just started at Nelly's Nursery - DSG and we have been so impressed so far with all of the staff and the environment. They have all worked really hard to help our baby settle, being as flexible and considerate as possible and really showing they care with lots of attention to detail....

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D E

4 stars

28 May 2021

Our son has been at Nelly's Nursery - DSG for some months and we have been happy with his care there. He seems very excited to see the staff when we drop him off and he is happy when we pick him up. Good communication with staff and management, even during COVID times when we can't go inside. They ar...

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Dayna

5 stars

28 May 2021

This has been my son's first nursery experience and it has been lovely to see him come out of his shell. His speech and communication have improved and he has made lovely friendships with his peers, moreover, he has bonded well with his room leader and key person. I have seen a big change in my son's...

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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

Care

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.

Compassion

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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