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The Butterfly Patch South Norwood

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

The curiosity approach offers 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.


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!


Our rooms and services


We are able to offer childcare 51 weeks of the year and government funding (9 month, 2 year old & 3-4 years).

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 are 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. 


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.


How to register

To register your little one we ask that you speak with our nursery manager or visit us for a show-around to discuss the details. The nursery manager will then send you a registration link. The form will take 10-15 minutes to complete. 

Nursery fees

Click here to download our fees. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask, please email or call 03300 438278


We accept 9 month, 2 year old and 3-4 year old funding, 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.

If you are eligible for funding you can now claim it via FundingLoop - an easier way to claim online. Click here​ for more information.

Our nursery facilities


Long hours from 7:30am to 6:30pm


Full & half-day sessions all year


Inspiring & funky environment


Easy direct debit billing


Good, honest grub


Sensory play for all ages


Accept government funding


Good commuter location & buggy park 

Get in touch!

Opening Times

7:30am to 6:30pm Mon - Fri

Contact us

03300 438278


Visit us in person
Book a show-around today!

Or want to have a look around now?
Try our 360° virtual tour

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Virtual Tour

What our parents have to say

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