Marmalade Caterpillar

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 a teaching degree.  


The Marmalade Caterpillar staff are all well qualified, experienced and passionate practitioners led by the Head Darren Walker who was awarded "the most Outstanding Practitioner" award by Kingston University.  He and the team have developed creative learning strategies catering for different children’s learning styles and interests.  During the day the children undertake purposeful activities to challenge and extend the children’s skills and abilities.  This is all achieved in a warm and friendly environment where all children have a safe and stimulating place to learn.  In addition playing and learning in mixed age ranges allows the children to support each other building empowering relationships.


The Marmalade Caterpillar has created a strong nursery community with opportunities to share in and support the nursery experience keeping parents involved, supported and engaged in their child’s learning journey.  We embrace diversity and celebrate our families and the children as individuals.  The Marmalade Caterpillar ensures a strong transition from home to nursery and from nursery to school


The Marmalade Caterpillar has 40 children in any one session and there are eight full time teachers and three visiting teachers. 


Marmalade School's Prospectus
Prospectus Marmalade Schools 2022.pdf
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St Judes Church Hall

Heslop Road


SW12 8EG




Miss Joanna Knowles


Miss Titta Burgess


0208 265 5224

Marmalade Schools in Tatler's 2015 & 2017 Top Nursery Guide
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