The Thames Club Day Nursery & Pre-School, Staines

Situated just minutes from Staines Town Centre with easy transport links to London from local railway stations, The Thames Club Day Nursery and Pre-School is conveniently located for parents who live in or commute from the surrounding areas of Staines.

As a Partou nursery, we believe that every child is unique. That’s why we adopt a personalised approach for each child, taking great care to plan learning activities that reflect their natural needs and interests.


Wonderfully resourced indoor environment with age-dedicated playrooms to support the different stages of development

An exciting curriculum that reflects the individual needs and interest of every child

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

Large outdoor space where children can enjoy a sense of adventure whilst connecting with nature

Large on-site car park that makes dropping off your little ones safe and easy

Funded childcare places available

Meet our Nursery Manager

Nicola Walker
Nursery Manager

Hello, My name is Nicola Walker and I am the Nursery Manager here at the Thames Club.

I have been working in childcare since 2013, beginning as a childcare supervisor for a well known travel brand. I joined the Thames Club in January 2022 and throughout my time here, I have been really passionate about the growth of the children in our care.

I enjoy being part of their development as they transition through the rooms. The most rewarding part of my job is getting to see the children's confidence grow as they become independent for school.

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
8:00am – 6:00pm
8:00am – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 6:00pm
0 to 2 £413.25 £96.90 £55.80 £51.30
2 to 3 £402.00 £95.45 £55.05 £49.45
3+ £390.75 £89.30 £53.55 £47.20


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

Early Start: £8.35 (from 7:30)

  • 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 £15.30 per morning session and £10.70 per afternoon session.

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The Thames Club
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

01784 457514

Open Mon - Fri, 7.30am to 6.00pm

The Thames Club, Wheatsheaf Lane, Staines, Surrey TW18 2PD

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What families say?

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Claire G

5 stars

20 January 2016

My godchild has enjoyed her time since starting at this nursery, progressed well With her learning and the staff are so professional and caring. I would not hesitate in recommending this nursery. The chef has innovative ideas for meals, the management staff are second to none, the security around th...

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5 stars

17 July 2018

My grandchild is always happy to go to the nursery. He enjoys the food very much and always has plenty of stories to tell me about his day. The management always keeps us updated on his daily activities, keep up the good work.

Brian W

5 stars

26 November 2015

Friendly Staff, calm environment, happy grandchild who has learnt many things. When I collect her she is always happy and tells me what she has been doing in the mornings. She seems to eat all her food and brings art work home to show me

Lauren P

5 stars

28 May 2024

We had to move my son from his previous nursery last year due to certain circumstances and the nursery were so accommodating for not only a worried mum but also for my son who didn't understand what was going on. All staff are so friendly, welcoming and professional. My son is so happy there, I could...

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Aisha H

5 stars

30 January 2024

My child has attended since he was eight months old, he is now 2 1/2 years old and absolutely loves nursery, he is well settled and has such a lovely bond with his key worker and all members of staff. My son has made lots of friends and has learnt so much through the fantastic activities he does.


5 stars

30 January 2024

Very friendly team, my son who was 18 months old when he started nursery. It took only 2-3 weeks for him to get familiar with the team. Different activities done every day.

Ruba H

5 stars

23 January 2024

My daughter joined this nursery when she was one year and a half. She loves the place, I can see a huge growth on all levels, communication, speaking, playing, solving problems. My daughter's skills are definitely more developed by their different ways in learning through playing. It's always easy ...

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Abi S

5 stars

09 June 2023

We absolutley live nursery! The staff are lovely, friendly and fantastic with our child. Our child really looks forward to nursery and has made lots of friends.

Kaylie P

4 stars

31 March 2023

Highly recommend Playtime. My daughter loves it here. They keep you up to date.

Mhairi D

5 stars

31 March 2023

My son absolutely loves the nursery. He always comes home happy and enjoys the activities he does. Very happy with the nursery and would recommend.


5 stars

22 February 2023

My daughter has been coming to Playtime for two and a half years, and she has always been looked after so well and has a great time. The staff are caring and do everything they can to support her learning and development. She engaged and supported her emotional well-being, especially after a family b...

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5 stars

22 February 2023

The staff here are extremely friendly, attentive and actually outstanding at what they do, they have made our child not only feel like a part of the nursery but also a part of a warm community. We would happily recommend them to anyone who would ask us and are more than satisfied with the service we ...

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4 stars

22 February 2023

My little girl has been attending Playtime Nursery for over a year and absolutely loves the nursery. She has excellent care given and is encouraged with her learning. We are very happy with Playtime Nursery and would highly recommend the setting.

Shannon H

5 stars

22 February 2023

The staff have been so welcoming and accommodating to my little girl. I feel she is safe and well looked after. The staff always update me on her development and learning. The room is warm and welcoming and always set up for learning opportunities. Me and my daughter are happy with the nursery.


5 stars

22 February 2023

Our daughter is always so happy to be at nursery. She has learnt so much already and it's really nice to see her building friendships with other children and the staff.

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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