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6 Schools from Holland Park to Balham rated Outstanding by Ofsted.

The Marmalade Schools have proudly provided Outstanding early years education to children aged 2 years to 4 years of age for over 18 years. Since opening the doors to our first nursery school in 2004, our family of nurseries has grown to six settings and is widely regarded as one of London’s leading early years providers.

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Our Schools

Cat - Clapham Common

The Marmalade Cat is situated in a modern building opposite Clapham Common. The Head Teacher is Miss Emma Deadman who joined the Marmalade Schools in 2019 and was previously the Head Teacher at the Marmalade Owl.

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Bear - Wandsworth Common

The Marmalade Bear is situated close to Bellevue Road and Wandsworth Common Station in St Magdalene Church Hall. The Head Teacher is Miss Karen Wright , who has been Teaching at the Marmalade Bear for 10 years.  

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Caterpillar - Balham

The Marmalade Caterpillar is in St Judes Church Hall, Heslop Road.  The school is a five minute walk from Balham Underground and Overground station. The Head Teacher is Mr Darren Walker who has been at The Marmalade Caterpillar since 2008.  

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Owl - Clapham South

The Marmalade Owl is located in the Church Hall of the Ascension Church in Malwood Road near Clapham South.The Hall has been recently refurbished and has its own dedicated outside space situated behind the main Church.  Miss Andrea Polakova is the Head Teacher.

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Duck - Holland Park

The Marmalade Duck is located in the Church Hall at St Barnabas in Addison Road near Holland Park. Miss Clare Robinson is the Head Teacher at The Marmalade Duck and has been a Head for over 15 years at London based nursery schools.

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Hedgehog - Fulham

The Marmalade Hedgehog is located in the Church Hall at St Etheldreda's in Cloncurry Street in Fulham. The large hall is a great nursery space and benefits from its own dedicated outside space situated next to the hall.  Miss Francesca Monti is the Head Teacher.

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"This is such a well-run nursery, full of caring dedicated teachers. The progress our daughter has made over the last year has been astounding"
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If you would like your child to attend one of the Marmalade Schools then we would ask you to fill in a registration form below and send it with the registration fee to the School Office. Children are accepted on a ‘first come, first served' basis. The Marmalade Schools do not require children to take any test on entry and nor does it discriminate on the grounds of disability, special needs, or ethnic background. We operate a sibling policy where a space is available and we keep an eye on any gender imbalance.  The parents will be notified if their child has a place or is put on the waiting list.  

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