Purple Willows is set to open a brand-new nursery in Clapham in September 2021. Building work have been completed and we look forward to welcoming nursery children into our inspiring day care setting soon. The beautiful purpose-built setting at Lyham Road Clapham will provide childcare and Early Years Education for Children aged 3 months 5 years. Located three miles East of Clapham Junction, the nursery will offer excellent road and transport connections. The nursery has also been designed with modern equipment and excellent resources to meet the needs of the children.

The nursery is led by a highly qualified staff and each member of staff goes above and beyond to ensure the highest possible standards. The team at Clapham Nursery and Preschool are excited to be part of your child’s learning journey and look forward to meeting you and your loved one soon.


Our preschool children at Sidcup day nursery and Belverdere day nursery marked the end of their time at Purple Willows on Friday 17th of July with some outstanding performances.

We are very proud to see many of the children achievements in the entire EYFS curriculum and their sweet memories will forever remain in our hearts.

It was a very emotional day as many of the children have been with us for a long time and that are such a joy and a bundle of energy that made us all feel like children.

We would like to give a big thanks to all our nursery staff, working tirelessly to care for children of key workers during this pandemic and to all the Children and their Parents who helped made the graduation day a success. This year graduation was different due to social distancing; however, we are pleased to be able to present a remarkable farewell to all the children and their families.

We might be saying goodbye right now, but we will always be here for all parents and their children whenever they need us. We wish all the children the very best of luck in their journey at primary school.


From the week beginning 1 June 2020, Purple Willows Day Nursery & Preschool in Sidcup and Belvedere will welcome back all children following the latest government directive to re-open nurseries.

Over the last few weeks we have prepared our childcare settings in anticipation of reopening and have develop a number of new ways of operating. This will allow us to open as safely as possible, focusing on measures that will help limit the risk of coronavirus transmitting within our daycare nurseries.

Some of the steps we are taking in readiness for reopening include:

  1. Asking that anyone who is displaying coronavirus symptoms, or who lives with someone who does, not to attend the setting. That includes children and staff who work here.

  2. Keeping our children in small groups with as much consistent staffing as possible, and minimising contact with other groups around the setting.

  3. Cleaning our hands more often than usual. We have developed routines to ensure children understand when and how to wash their hands, making sure they wash them thoroughly for at least 20 seconds using running water and soap and dry them thoroughly, or use alcohol hand rub or sanitiser ensuring that all parts of the hands are covered.

  4. Ensuring our children understand good respiratory hygiene by promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach and ensuring a good supply of tissues and bins throughout the setting.

  5. Implementing an enhanced cleaning schedule, ensuring surfaces touched by children and staff are cleaned regularly and throughout the day, including table tops, door handles and play equipment.

  6. Asking parents and carers to physically distance from each other and from staff when dropping off and collecting their children and to limit drop off and collection to one parent or carer per household.

  7. Asking children not to bring toys or other items from home to the setting, unless this is essential to their health and wellbeing.

All children who are attending Purple Willows Nursery and Preschool will have access to a test if they display symptoms of coronavirus. We ask all parents to ensure they organise a test for their child, in the event that they develop coronavirus symptoms, and notify the nursery immediately of a positive test.

We are looking forward to welcoming our children back to nursery.