Turney Road Day Nursery & Pre-School, Dulwich

Partou Turney Road is rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for the exceptional levels of childcare and Early Years education that it provides to families throughout Dulwich.

Whilst the nursery is small in size, inspectors say that it is ‘exceptionally well-planned’ to provide a calm and welcoming environment. This not only helps children to settle quickly but also gain increased confidence which accelerates their everyday development.


Playrooms that are filled with fun, educational resources to encourage your child’s development

An exciting curriculum that reflects the individual needs and interests of each child

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

Great outdoor space which features a water pump, large sandpit, climbing area and more to explore

Pre-School environment where children can develop key educational, developmental, and social skills

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
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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Turney Road
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

0208 761 4178

Open Mon - Fri, 7.30am to 6.30pm

27 Turney Rd, Dulwich, London SE21 8LX

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What families say?

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4 stars

18 June 2024

Love everything about this nursery, especially the amazing staff! My boy loves it there and looks forward to going every day, he even wants to go on the weekends. He has thrived and grown in confidence so quickly which we are really pleased about given he was a Covid baby but the nursery staff took g...

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5 stars

18 June 2024

Our older daughter has been attending since September 2023 and is very happy here. The staff are kind and caring and they all know the children well, even if they work in a different room. The activities are great and varied, the children have been gardening and doing woodwork to name a few. Our youn...

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Charlotte R

5 stars

04 June 2024

We've had 2 children at the nursery over the past 4 years. Both have thrived in the small nurturing environment and have been happy to go in every day. Our youngest child is sadly now in his last few months at the nursery before school, having been there since turning 1 and we will really miss the lo...

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Nicole P

5 stars

22 May 2024

Lovely nursery, caring staff, who know the children really well. I have had two kids here, my youngest daughter has been there since she was 9 months old, and is happy to go in every morning! The manager is always smiling and knows every child, key person is lovely and does review meeting which discu...

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5 stars

21 February 2024

The staff and the manager in Turney Road are the most lovely, caring teachers I ever met. I left in their carers both of my daughters, and I would do it 100 times again.


4 stars

26 January 2024

The team at Turney Road are brilliant. It's a very suturing environment, and our daughter is very happy here.

Melanie L

5 stars

20 December 2023

We love Nelly's Turney Road! Our 15-month-old all started in the baby room a few months ago and we were impressed with them from the get-go. They offered a long settling-in period (4-6 weeks) which really supported our son's transitions. They have been able to support individual children's routines/n...

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Olivia S

5 stars

29 September 2022

My daughter has been attending Nellys Turney Road for a couple of months and is settling in brilliantly due to the excellent staff and facilities. The staff are all so friendly, they have welcomed my daughter wonderfully and she is really getting to know them. They contact me to put me at ease if she...

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Amy B

5 stars

28 September 2022

We have been really happy with the level of support, nurturing and care that our child has received. We have clear and detailed handovers each day with their key person at the end of the session, which is helpful and appreciated. The staff at Nellys Turney Road are approachable & welcoming, and all t...

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Lauren C

4 stars

17 September 2022

Super happy with our key worker, she was born to work with children and our little girl is super happy at Nelly's Nursery. She had actually been to two other nurseries before starting at Nelly's and Nelly's is head and shoulders better than the other two. Looking forward to watching her grow and deve...

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5 stars

14 September 2022

Friendly and happy staff. Immediately created a bond with my three-year-old daughter and made her feel comfortable and safe. Lots of interesting activities for the kids to do throughout the day - crafts, painting, cooking, sandpit, water etc and all of the other kids also look very happy while there ...

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Nnennaya A

5 stars

10 May 2022

Excellent placement. My baby is gradually growing into a contented, happy, appreciative confident, respectful and assertive little girl. At this point in her life, social skills are crucial, and l can see the footprints as the days go by. The nursery is quite a distance from me. But l am pleased th...

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5 stars

23 March 2022

Highly recommend Nelly's Nursery - Turney Road. The care is over and above and I feel my son is in a very safe environment when I leave. The staff are attentive and my son adores them. He now runs to the door and can't wait to get in. He eats really well and learnt from nursery to eat a variety of fo...

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5 stars

23 May 2021

Our daughter joined Nelly's Nursery - Turney Road in January 2021 and we couldn't be more pleased with our choice of nursery. The staff have been fantastic and have made every effort to ensure our daughter has settled in and is enjoying herself. We have every confidence that she is in a safe and cari...

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Gemma W

5 stars

13 May 2021

This is a lovely well run nursery, the staff are very warm and interested in the children, their likes, dislikes and individual personalities. Communication is good, given the current covid situation, with a daily diary, regular photos/observations and phone conversations about anything where necessa...

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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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