We are Pickles Childcare, a team committed to providing the highest quality nursery and preschool services for families in the Beckenham area. We fully understand that preschool and nursery is a big step, and all parents have the inevitable worry about how their child will react. At Pickles, we do all we can to support you and your child to make the transition as easy as possible.

We look after children between the ages of 3 months and 5 years. We have separate areas for different age groups, so your child can play and socialise with their peers. Our team will make every effort to help them settle in. Your child will have a keyworker who will get to know them and spend time working with them one to one and in groups, making sure they are happy and comfortable. You will receive regular communication from your child’s keyworker, who will provide written reports and verbal updates.

Childcare for babies.

We have specialist facilities to look after babies between the ages of 3 months and 2 years.

Childcare for toddlers.

Our nursery is the perfect place to learn through play for toddlers aged between 2 and 3 years old.

Childcare for preschoolers.

Our preschool is a stimulating learning environment for 3-5 year olds.


Short-term childcare is available in our crèche, for children aged between 3 months and 5 years.


Our team are handpicked based on their passion for working with children. All members of the Pickles team have a genuine interest in working with children, so we all truly love our jobs and want to do the best for your baby, toddler or preschooler.


  • We feel different to other nurseries.
    We don’t just behave like a business – we create a fun, safe environment that is stimulating for all children.
  • Children love coming to our nursery.
    As a parent, you will see the transformation in them as they develop and progress with other children their age.
  • We create a home away from home.
    Our team make sure your child is given all the care and support they need and their keyworker monitors their progress.
  • The team are trained to cater for all children.
    Everyone is welcome, including children with special needs and disabilities. We work with outside specialists like the Phoenix Centre to ensure we provide the best care possible.


  • You can book in meetings with your child’s keyworker whenever you like. Pop in for a chat and hear about how your child is getting on. We love talking to parents and take pride in children’s achievements.
  • We offer different session start and finish times. This means nursery can work around your family life, allowing you to schedule in childcare at the times you really need it.
  • We run a crèche for occasional or last-minute childcare needs. This is also the perfect way to get your child used to nursery before sending them along to regular sessions.
  • Our keyworkers are here to help. We provide regular communication and updates for parents, so you know exactly how your child is getting on.


  • Children who go to nursery tend to develop faster. They learn to walk, talk and socialise with their peers quicker than others of their age.
  • They are ready for school. Nursery is the perfect way to get them used to being away from parents, and it makes them more independent by school age.
  • Children have the chance to socialise with others their own age. They learn social skills that stay with them for life, like sharing and turn taking.
  • They get out and about. We make sure children get plenty of fresh air and outdoor play every day – even babies go out in the Pickles Bus, and we have buggies for older children.
  • It’s fun! At Pickles, we believe in learning through play and fun. Your children will have a great time at our nursery school.

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and look around our nursery

Book in for your visit.
You and your child will receive a warm welcome from Pickles Childcare.