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Places available for your child at our baby & toddler Balham nursery - Learn More


Childcare Nursery in Balham
Little Beans 
Boutique Nursery

24 Ritherdon Rd,
SW17 8QD

Open all year round excluding Bank Holidays
10 Hour Day Minimum 

7:30 AM to 6:30 PM
1-5 days a week

What Makes Baby and Toddler Child Care at Lucky Beans Balham Special?

Lucky Beans Balham is more than just early years education for 0 - 2 year olds, we're a family.

Location and approach of our 0-2 year old Balham nurseries

In the heart of Balham, a stones throw from Tooting Bec Common, we make sure our children are always out and active.


We have a forest school ethos, this means plenty of time is spent outside in nature each day!


In addition to Tooting Bec Common, our settings in Balham both have their own garden spaces. They are both fitted with a small playground, outdoor classrooms and lots of toys and games to keep their imaginations active! 

Your child will learn with the best child carers in Balham

Additionally, our Balham location have a team of experts in our Learning Zone who create fun and unique sensory activities for every day, and a team of external educators come in for activities like Spanish and music!


Check out our curriculum page to learn more. 


Our hours are from 7:30AM to
6:30PM each day. 

Our passionate and caring staff create a home-away-from-home atmosphere within the nursery. 

With daily outings and a great
outdoor space, children spend
ample times outdoors and in nature!

We are partners with our parents, which means we want to work with you to make your child the happiest they can be!

Lucky Beans Childcare has so many fun and interesting activities each and
every day to keep their little minds active.

Our rooms are spacious and designed to inspire creativity.

Hear what our Parents Say!

"My youngest has been with little beans boutique nursery Balham for the past six months and my husband and I couldn't be happier with their care. Her confidence is growing each and every day and she loves coming to nursery!"

"Thanks for all the effort you put in each and every day. The activities are incredible - she absolutely loves Spanish! We truly feel like part of the family."

"My daughter has been with this nursery for almost a year and we cannot thank the staff enough for their patience and commitment to making sure that she enjoys her day. As a parent I know that it's not always easy as children can have up and down days and we appreciate how the staff accommodate the children."

"The best nursery in SW London! Our two girls absolutely loved their years here. Such amazing staff!! Thank you."

Arrange a Visit at our Balham nursery

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To book your visit with us, please fill out the enquiry form here:

Learn More About Us! 



A Day in the Life

Our Balham nursery boasts new learning and developmental techniques based on Forest School principles.


Our child carers in Balham also have a childcare philosophy that incorporates the full EYFS curriculum. We aim to help our little ones grow holistically - intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially. 

We also have a wide range of activities you can read about below. From arts and crafts, sensory trays and outdoor play to structured activities with our educators like tennis, Spanish, music & more! 

Activities &


Parent FAQs

What are your child nursery fees?

There is no set price, all our child care needs are tailored to you and your child.


Please call our admissions team on 02045010894 or email to receive our fees sheet for your chosen nursery or preschool and to arrange a tour.


Do you accept the government’s funded hours support?

Yes we do, we help parents access the 15 hours of support for 3 and 4 year-olds (or 30 hours of support if you qualify). The reduction this will make in your fees is illustrated on the fees sheet which our admissions team will send you.


What are the ratios of staff to children in the nurseries?

We adhere to the industry standard of 1 staff member to 3 children for 0-2 year-olds, 1 staff member to 4 children for 2-3 year-olds and 1 staff member to 8 children for 3-5 year-olds while in the nursery.


As we are a nursery company with a forest school ethos we spend a lot of time outdoors and when we are outdoors we have a higher ratio of staff to children than these ratios, to enable the children to explore and learn while being properly and safely supervised.

What sort of food do you serve? Can you work with my child’s allergies?

We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus two snacks in the morning & afternoon that are provided by our in-house chefs. Our delicious and healthy meals will fuel your little one's mind and body. Of course, we believe in balance, too! We also include a few yummy treats in our menu, because some foods are good for the soul.

All our chefs and relevant staff are trained in food hygiene holding a minimum of a Level 2 Certificate. We are understanding & accommodating to all dietary requirements, just let us know!


If your child is weaning, don’t worry, we have weaned many children successfully.


What is the daily routine at the nursery?

The exact things that we do will vary from day to day and month to month, both to keep the children interested and to best progress the children towards their learning goals.


However, in broad strokes, a day will progress like this:

  • 7:30 - 9:00 - drop-offs and breakfast

  • Free play, including sensory activities

  • Snack

  • Outdoor activities/forest school

  • Lunch from 11:45 - 12:30

  • Nap time for younger children/free play for older ones

  • Snack

  • Structured activities, often classes in music, Spanish, tennis, football or ballet provided by our outside educators

  • Supper

  • Free play

  • Pick up 5:30 - 6:30


If you have any more questions, please just ask us.

The LBBN Team

Dr. Caroline Curtis


Nursery Manager


Founder & Director

"The best nursery in SW London! Our two girls absolutely loved their years here. Such amazing staff!! Thank you." 

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