Our Nursery Life


We follow the Early Years foundation stage framework which is the recognised curriculum for children aged 0-5 years.


Our Children learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.


We encourage Transient Art and Loose Ends Play to stimulate your child’s instinctive curiosity, exploration, and imaginative play.


We ensure that your child is as safe as possible and follow specific welfare requirements and Health & Safety standards.

Children's Voices

As much as we like to sing our own praises, why not listen to some of the children telling us why they love coming to Butterflies so much and what activities they enjoy the most.

We take our inspiration from the children and we follow their interests, likes and dislikes as their voices are important to us.

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Our Flexible Day Care

Full Day Care

Full time children attend nursery from 07.30 with collection taking place between 4pm and 6.30pm and includes three meals of breakfast, lunch and light tea and unlimited snacks and drinks throughout the day.  

We are open Monday to Friday, except bank holidays and Public Holidays. We have 3 INSET days per year where the nursery is closed for staff training and general maintenance of the buildings.  

Half-Day Sessions

Part time children attend morning or afternoon sessions. Morning sessions commence at 07.30 with collection at 12.30. Our afternoon session starts from 13.30 with collection taking place between 16.00 and 18.30.

For children attending full time or morning sessions, we ask that children arrive at the nursery no later than 09.30. Afternoon sessions are no later than 13.30. Unfortunately, we do not offer swap days, so if you child does not attend on their booked session, this cannot be swapped for another day free of charge. We will need to charge for an additional session in this case. 

We also offer a wrap-around service for Dundonald, Wimbledon Chase, and Pelham primary schools. This service consists of dropping off or collecting your child from school at a specified time.

Term Time Only (TTO)

At Butterflies, we also offer Term Time only places.

These places are based on the children attending 39 weeks per year and payments are annualised as per our standard charging process.


07.30 to 18.30, Monday to Friday
Yes, we are closed on these days and one week over the Christmas period.
Yes we do but only on Mondays and Fridays. If you wish your child to attend on premium days such as Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, there is an additional fee to pay on top of the Government grant. We spread or stretch the grant over 51 weeks and not over term time.

Classes such as Stretch n’Grow, Sportkids, music, language and cooking classes are included in the price. Swimming lessons and Click-it ICT classes are charged separately.

Three times per year and we also offer parent evenings via zoom meetings for busy parents. Your child’s learning journey is available online via ParentZone and you can access this at your convenience. You can also speak to your child’s key person directly or the Nursery Manager if you have any questions or concerns.