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55 Grafton Square, Clapham Old Town, London, SW4 0DE

Tel: 0207 498 0319

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  • The Willow Nursery School

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    Ofsted visited The Willow at the end of October  2014 and gave us a great report. Click here to see the report.


    Established for over thirty years, The Willow Nursery School remains one of the first independent private nursery schools in Clapham. Using a combination of Montessori and standard teaching methods set within the framework of  the Early Years Foundation Stage guidelines, The Willow is renowned for its creativity especially in the areas of art and craft,  and music and drama.

    At The Willow Nursery School we consider it of utmost priority to provide a safe and happy environment where learning is a joyful and rewarding experience. We strongly believe that encouragement and praise both in work and play, are the crucial foundations for building self-esteem and confidence.

    Our aim is to help your child to extend their social and communicative skills by sharing and caring for others, coping with emotions and expressing their own opinions whilst having the confidence to broaden their inquisitiveness and at the same time, develop an awareness of the world around them.

    Children are taught by fully qualified Montessori & Nursery teachers and assistants.

    Children are taken between the ages of 2 ½ to 5 years.

    The youngest children start The Willow with a ratio of 1:4 staff to pupils. The expansive space of our large room provides ample opportunity for the children to learn either on a one-to-one basis or as part of  a group, whilst also allowing for plenty of opportunity to role play within the safety of the school environment. There is a kitchen in which craft and cooking preparation takes place. The Willow has its own newly developed outside area in which the children can let off steam, whilst having fun with the various outdoor games available. We also have use of a stage for plays.

    Our premises have disabled access, as well as fully accessible toilets.