Our South Norwood Hill location is incredibly unique. Here, we encourage play with not just toys - but also recycled materials and everyday objects. We believe learning through exploration is incredibly important and fully embrace the Curiosity Approach.

Our rooms and services

We are able to offer care 51 weeks of the year.


Glittering Glow Bugs for children aged 3 months to 2 years

Creative Caterpillars for children 2 to 3 years
Bouncing Butterflies for children for our Pre-school

The Snug: our sensory room for all our children to experience


All delivered under the EYFS framework and inspected by OFSTED.

There will also be extra activities provided by us and external providers such as music classes, hairdressers, baby massage, and many many more. 

Our Facilities

  • Inspiring cool and funky environment

  • Free-flow access to the garden and close proximity to the lakes.​​

  • Convenient commuter location

  • Long hours from 7:30am to 6:30pm (with early drop off and late pick up options)

  • Buggy park

Healthy Early Years London

​The Butterfly Patch is proud to be taking part in Healthy Early Years London (HEYL). It is an awards scheme funded by the Mayor of London which supports and recognises achievements in child health, wellbeing and development in early years settings.


HEYL will help to reduce health inequalities by supporting a healthy start to life across themes that include healthy eating, oral and physical health and early cognitive development.


To find out more, click here

Curiosity Approach at The Butterfly Patch

The curiosity approach offers your little ones fantastic sensory and learning opportunities to learn through real-life, natural, holistic objects and thingamajigs! At The Butterfly Patch, we have taken this approach and added our own flavour to the spaces we have too.


This approach offers great imaginative play opportunities whilst also promoting recycling, upcycling and reuse. We try to avoid having too many plastic toys - we'd rather repurpose household plastics for our learning activities!



Click here to download our fees. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask, please email southnorwood@thebutterflypatch.co.uk or call 03300 428278


We accept the government's tax-free childcare account, vouchers (from most providers) and Direct Debit payments. We have a 5% discount for siblings and other discounts available to "people who help us" - ask on your show around.

Get in touch!


03300 438278



Opening Times

7:30am to 6:30pm



21B South Norwood Hill


SE25 6AA

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South Norwood Hill

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