Merchant Square Day Nursery & Pre-School, Paddington

Partou Merchant Square is an excellent day nursery and pre-school that provides high-quality, flexible childcare to families throughout Paddington.

Our purpose-built setting has been designed to the highest specifications, providing a great environment for engaging learning activities. Being conveniently located within Merchant Square residential and leisure area allows us to offer an enriching experience beyond our nursery premises.


A purpose-built building with bright, spacious playrooms that create a warm, inviting atmosphere

Inspiring nursery team made up of highly trained, friendly practitioners

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

An exciting garden area with mud kitchens, climbing frames, growing patches, and more to explore

Great parent partnerships, helping you remain informed on your child’s progress throughout their time with us

Funded childcare places available

Meet our Nursery Manager

Bozena Herbut
Nursery Manager

Hi I'm Bozena (Bonnie) and I'm the Nursery Manager here at Partou Merchant Square.

Holding a level 4 qualification in Childcare and Education, I have had the privilege of working with children of all ages since beginning my career in 2005.

However, working with younger children what I love most, believing that the first five years provides the foundations for their happiness, health, social skills and emotional intelligence in later life. With this in mind, myself and my team are extremely committed to providing high quality experiences for all of our children, making use of our environment, resources and expertise to create a culture of awe and wonder.

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 £555.00 £122.50 £73.45 £71.40
3+ £505.00 £112.15 £70.65 £67.35


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 £13.60 per morning session and £13.00 per afternoon session.

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Merchant Square
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

020 7402 2227

Open Mon - Fri, 7.30am to 6.30pm

Merchant Square Day Nursery, 13 Harbet Rd, London W2 1AJ

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What families say?

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Vivian O

4 stars

22 November 2020

My niece was in London for holiday and her hotel was opposite the Merchant daycare. Her 2-year-old daughter was welcomed to the daycare and she enjoyed herself thoroughly. I appreciated the warm and safe care provided to my niece and her daughter. I was delighted at the good understanding given to my...

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4 stars

14 June 2024

Our son has been at Partou Merchant Square since 6 months old (now 2) and has loved his time until now! He runs in in the morning and always comes home happy. Staff is lovely and really take the time to get to know our son. Would highly recommend it!

Evi S

5 stars

16 May 2023

We really love Merchant Square Nursery. Our daughter has really settled in well and has gained so much confidence thanks to the staff here. I would highly recommend.

Bansani S

5 stars

12 May 2023

We are very happy with our daughter's progress at the nursery. The activities here are very engaging and have made her very confident and creative. The staff here is very good and give attention to each child's needs. Our daughter looks forward to spending her time with all her friends at the nursery...

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Atikah P

5 stars

13 April 2023

Very happy with the progress that my daughter has made. Thank you to Merchant Square Nursery for the effort and care for my daughter.

Tania G

5 stars

13 April 2023

Excellent and nurturing environment. Was a godsend to my son. Amazing food and social environment. My son has had an amazing two years! Keep up the great work!


5 stars

12 April 2023

Our daughter settled in super quickly (just a few days!) with the help of the welcoming and caring team at Merchant Square. She gets super excited to get into the pram every morning and throw herself into her key person's arm every morning, and every weekend when we walk by she is quite disappointed ...

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5 stars

12 April 2023

Great place with super friendly and dedicated staff. My daughter has been attending for seven months now and refuses to leave when I pick her up. She's learning a lot and making friends. Very happy with it.

Lily G

5 stars

14 August 2022

Amazing staff, friendly supportive and kind. All staff help the kids in many ways and make their time at the nursery full of joy. The team are the most wonderful humans and teachers and they create a good atmosphere and lots of happiness. You can see how much they do for all the kids as the children ...

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5 stars

02 August 2022

Merchant Square are amazing! My son started here at 10 months old and the care and learning he has had surpassed any of my expectations. His speech and understanding is way beyond my expectations and I couldn't be happier. The staff look after him as if he was their own child, encouraging him to try ...

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5 stars

02 August 2022

The best place and the staff very friendly, just I can say highly recommended for everything. Thank you Merchant Square Day Nursery.


5 stars

30 July 2022

My child has attended this nursery since 2020. Our overall experience has been amazing. The care and education provided is of par excellence. The staff at Merchant Square are so committed and work with so much dedication. They have always kept us as parents updated about my child's progress. Communic...

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5 stars

30 July 2022

Wonderful nursery with good understanding especially when I comes into single mother doing things alone. Thank you to all the teachers that supported my child.


5 stars

21 July 2022

I highly recommend this nursery. The staff are very welcome, they work very closely with the family. My son and my daughter went to Merchant Square, I am very happy. Thank you to all staff and to the manager. I manage to finish my entire course because of you, thank you for understanding me.


5 stars

06 July 2022

Our experience at Merchant Square Day Nursery is remarkable! We cannot thank the staff enough, both my husband and I have seen a lot of progress in our daughter. Staff are very friendly, our key worker and co-key worker have made a great influence on our child.

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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