Child care in South West London


South West London child care across Balham, Tooting, Streatham and Norbury

Lucky Beans Childcare was founded by positive psychologist, Dr. Caroline Curtis in September in 2016. She started her childminding business from her house, and since then Lucky Beans has had nothing but happy parents.


From the outset, Caroline had the vision of providing excellent care for children, through positive parenting and strengths-based methods for nurturing children and enabling them to thrive. Lucky Beans therefore allows children to gain life-skills and to be happy. 


Over the past 5 years, and due to the growing demand from parents for places at Lucky Beans Balham Childminding, Lucky Beans child nursery has expanded; opening an additional 5 children nurseries across South West London, totalling 6 childminder and nursery places.

And here they are!


Lucky Beans in Balham

The forest school ethos of active child-led learning informs everything we do. Lucky Beans in Balham offers a unique learning opportunity for children to develop self-esteem and confidence through experiencing the outdoors. 


Lucky Beans is an Ofsted Childminder that offers a unique and deeply personal answer to childcare. We are more than a childminder, we are a family. We aim to help your child flourish in all areas and understand the importance of developing young minds. 


Our Child Care Nurseries in South West London

Little Beans Boutique Nursery Tooting is a boutique nursery, similar to the childminding setting in Balham offering childcare in Tooting. This was opened in January 2019 and caters for children from the age of 0 to 2 years.

Growing Beans Nursery Streatham is a nursery and preschool, which was opened in September 2018 and caters for children from the age of 0 to 5 years.

Growing Beans Nursery Norbury is also a nursery and preschool which caters for children from 0 to 5 years. Growing Beans Norbury was opened in January 2020.

Growing Beans Nursery Tooting was opened in September 2020 and it is located on Mitcham Road. It is a nursery and preschool which also caters for children from 0 to 5 years.

Little Beans Boutique Nursery Balham.  was opened in April 2021 this new boutique nursery is located at 24 Ritherdon Road and offers personalised and home from home care for children aged 0 to 2 years. 

New nursery coming soon!!

We're leaving our parents spoilt for choice with one more boutique nursery in Norbury which will be ready by the start of autumn 2021.


Core Values

Nutritious food
Nutritious food

Healthy and nutritious meals for each child. All of our food is mostly organic and made by our on-site chefs. 

Outdoor learning
Outdoor learning

The forest school ethos of active outdoor child-led learning is integral to our outdoor curriculum. Each day, we arrange several fun outings in order to expand the learning process beyond the classroom. 

Strength-based support
Strength-based support

We involve children in a wide array of healthy and active activities from ballet to basketball. It is a wonderful way for children to bond through a common activity and develop important life skills whilst staying healthy and active.


Our Vision & Mission for all our beans 

Lucky Beans Vision

Our Lucky Beans family vision is of happy, curious, nurtured and well-rounded children who gain valuable life-skills and education. Learning in a positive strengths-focused environment, the children make the transition to school easily and go on to make a positive contribution to society

Lucky Beans Childcare Mission

To promote happiness, learning and life-skills in the very highest quality childcare settings led by highly trained and experienced staff and with a focus on learning from nature. 

Our strengths-based approach allows us to identify what works for each child. This positive method, grounded in educational psychology, helps ensure tailored care and happy children.

What our parents say...

Every day my wife and I see the lovely pictures that we receive of her activities and I must say that you and all your staff have been doing a wonderful job with the children. Really first class.


We have seen our grand daughter developing since she has been with you. She can write her name  and count to a hundred and so much more.  I can assure you, that all those years ago I could do neither at the age of 4.   Of course, it is a different world today and things have moved on.


Even so, your achievements with her are tremendous and we both feel that she is so well prepared to set foot into her first year at primary school.  It is a big advantage for her to be ahead!

Grandfather of one of our first Lucky Beans graduates.


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