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N Balham
126 Atkins Road
SW12 0AN

0203 026 0522

Open 51 weeks per year
7am – 7pm, Mon – Fri
Standard day: 8am – 6pm
Excluding bank holidays & inset days

Why N Balham?

We’re so excited to be welcoming N Balham to the N Family! A sensitive restoration of a beautiful period building, our space is filled with character while equally purpose-built to support every element of our early years curriculum. Packed full of features including a dedicated art studio and mini children’s kitchen, the huge garden has an adventure playground, gardening patch, sports area, tee pees, outdoor pizza oven and fire pit.

Open Longer

We’re open 7am – 7pm, with no punitive late fees.

The great outdoors

Discover our huge rooftop garden, complete with a water play area, slide and climbing wall.

Beautiful spaces

Inspirationally designed, with specialist rooms, plus the latest air purifying technology.

Always learning

We support our educators to pursue early years degrees and further studies.

Friendliest nursery in town

We’re creating the best experience for our children, parents and teams.

Parents' breakfast bar

Beat the cafe queues and pick up a coffee as you drop-off.

Rethinking Early Years Education

Here at N, we’re on a mission to Rethink Early Years, offering a fresh educational outlook to prepare children for life in the modern world. Working with leading early years experts, we’ve blended our own unique curriculum, taking influence from a variety of learning philosophies including Reggio Emilia, Bruner, Forest School and Montessori. We were recently named the UK’s highest quality nursery group and we believe that our bespoke approach, combined with the learning outlined by the EYFS, supports all of our children to play and explore, be active learners and critical thinkers.

We’ve worked with the former Head of Nutrition at Jamie Oliver, Laura Matthews, to make sure that we deliver a balanced menu that supports every child’s developmental needs. Our chefs prepare fresh meals in our cafe kitchen, everyday.

Click here to see this week’s menu.


Find out more about our education programme

Our approach

The N Balham Management Team


Deputy Manager

Amy’s early years journey began over 12 years ago. She has recently earned her Bachelor’s degree in early childhood studies, and has Level 2 qualifications in both speech & language and understanding autism. In her spare time she enjoys baking and using her arty skills to create personalised gifts for loved ones.


Front of House

Jasmine has been working in the early years for over 10 years now. She did her Level 3 apprenticeship in a Montessori nursery and has gained a great understanding of different pedagogy approaches. She took on different roles, growing and expanding her knowledge of childhood development and her priority in her current role is building outstanding relationships with the families in her care.


Deputy Manager

Maria is from Mexico, where she used to work as part of a neuroscience team, which sparked her interest for brain development in children. She has a BA in psychology and experience working in Outstanding nurseries. In her spare time she enjoys puzzles, embroidering and cooking.


Nursery Manager

Nazmin, manager at N Balham, has over 25 years of experience in early years education, having worked in several Outstanding nurseries. She’s passionate about creating inspiring environments in which children can flourish. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, making amazing memories together.