Lavender Hill Day Nursery & Pre-School, Clapham Junction

Located just a two-minute walk from Clapham Junction Railway Station, Partou Lavender Hill is an exceptional day nursery and pre-school that’s easily accessible for parents throughout South London.

Unlike many other nurseries in our area, we boast a substantial garden that features a wide range of play equipment for fun-filled learning experiences. Providing an outdoor space for children to enjoy is extremely important to us as part of our commitment to providing experiences that are tailored towards their unique needs and interests.


Age-specific playrooms, furbished to the highest standards, that allow tailored, focused care

Child-led learning approach, allowing the natural interests of children to flourish

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

Outdoor environment that’s perfect for developing key motor and physical skills

Fantastic parent partnerships with regular in-person and online 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

Full time
Weekly Rate
7:30am – 6:30pm
7:30am – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 6:30pm
£453.50 £95.25 £66.85 £63.45


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 £6.90 per morning session and £5.90 per afternoon session.

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Lavender Hill
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

020 7924 1267

Open Mon - Fri, 7.30am to 6.30pm

204 Lavender Hill, Battersea, London, SW11 1JG

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What families say?

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Mariana F

5 stars

22 March 2023

I came to the nursery when I started bringing my cousin here. As a family, we are all very happy because every time she comes here she is very happy and enthusiastic. The staff are very attentive and caring about all the children here. Everyone is well cared for and we also like the fact that we have...

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5 stars

28 March 2024

Our son loves it here and receives excellent care. He has made super progress since he started and we feel welcomed by staff. He has lots of friends but also learns boundaries and how to be part of a team.

Vanessa I

4 stars

28 March 2024

My 10-month-old daughter has just enjoyed the nursery and she loves it already. The whole team is fabulous. They are very professional, skilled and empathetic, they let me feel assured to leave my baby with them.

Anne-Marie H

5 stars

28 March 2024

My nine-month-old baby started attending in January, she now does three days a week, and she loves going to this nursery. She is happy to be dropped off and has great fun playing all day. The staff are so warm and friendly and they take great and careful care of her and her development. Definitely re...

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Emilia T

5 stars

28 March 2024

Lavender Hill Day Nursery staff has been supportive and attentive from the very first day, helping my son to settle in and adapt to the new routine. The positive environment and knowledgeable teachers contribute to making the transition as smooth as possible, not only for babies but also for parents....

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Hayley L

4 stars

26 March 2024

Despite the stresses and strains placed on Early Years childcare and with a rather high turnover of staff especially in management roles, Lavender Hill Day Nursery continues to ensure that each child reaches their full potential. The care and consideration, as well as enthusiasm and a genuine love fo...

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5 stars

19 November 2023

Both our kids attended Lavender Hill after moving to the UK from Australia. That was a big change for them, but the Lavender Hill staff has been amazing and very supportive. We're very grateful for the positive impact the staff has had on their growth. The staff really cares about the children, a...

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4 stars

04 October 2023

My experience with the nursery has been positive as soon as I asked for clarification or feedback I saw a proactive reaction. Most of the staff have been amazing with me and my daughter. There have been some situations which have been tough for the nursery and had big repercussions on the families bu...

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5 stars

23 September 2023

My daughter has attended Lavender Hill Day Nursery for 2 years now. Her development and social skills have come on in leaps and bounds. Despite the inconsistency in staff both the remaining and new staff members have remained positive and professional. My daughter enjoys her time at this nursery and ...

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Samantha B

5 stars

02 May 2023

We have had a wonderful experience with Lavender Hill Day Nursery. We started our little one when she was 9 months old and we couldn't believe how quickly she settled in. It is clear that the staff really care about the children and are always happy to share information about our little girl's day. S...

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Priscila A

5 stars

15 April 2023

I cannot recommend Lavender Hill Day Nursery enough. It was my baby's first educational experience and her development in two months' time including settling and first-time separation was just amazing. We were treated so warmly and all my baby's needs were promptly met. An amazing first experience to...

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Anabel S

5 stars

21 March 2023

My daughter is in love with this nursery! Most caring and excellent staff. My daughter always talks about how great her day has been and shows love to her teachers and her friends. Lots of educational and engaging activities. Could not recommend this nursery enough!


5 stars

10 March 2023

My 16 month old daughter started the nursery 5 months ago and we are very pleased to see the progress she has made under the care of Lavender Hill Day Nursery. The first couple of months have been extremely difficult but everyone has been very patient and caring and we can see now a big improvement o...

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5 stars

12 August 2022

The Nursery Director/Manager are very approachable and listens to parents as well as the educator. The staff that has been with my son are lovely and sometimes when I arrive to pick him up he's on their lap hugging him and honestly caring for my little one. And I love it! Education based on love and ...

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5 stars

18 May 2022

A fantastic nursery well managed with the kindest most caring staff. Everyone is friendly and they are incredibly engaging with my son. The daily reports are informative and the staff are happy to talk through everything at the end of the day too. They let the babies/toddlers play outside and encoura...

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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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