Colby Road Nursery - the nursery where children thrive!


Our nursery has been established since 1989 and we are proud of what we have acheived over the past 32 years!  


Colby Road Nursery is located in Crystal Palace (SE19) in South London, nestled between Dulwich Wood Avenue and Gipsy Hill.  Please see our reviews on Google and our 'Testimonials' page on our website to read some feedback from our parents!


If you are looking for a nursery to care for your child with love and all-round personal attention, then you've come to the right place!  The atmosphere at our nursery is friendly and informal.  We are a small setting which allows us to provide excellent individual attention and quality care to each child.


Here on our website you can find out more about us and what we have to offer.  Please visit our 'Info & Activities' page find out more about what's going on at Colby Road.  




The whole team at Colby Road Nursery has worked hard to ensure a safe return once lockdown was lifted and our nursery reopened on 1 July 2020.  It is vital for our children to have a safe, yet familiar enviornment.


Here at Colby Road Nursery we closely monitor and follow the Government's advice and we are continuing to take every necessary step to minimise the risk of transmission to our children, our staff, our parents and those in the local community.


At the current time we have a safe working system in place whereby chidlren are collected and returned by a staff member (wearing PPE) at the nursery gate, and we are not currently permitting any visitors iniside the nursery premises in order to keep our children safe.  Interviews with prospective parents will be conducted in the garden area.


The temperatures of both the children and all staff are monitored 3 times each day and recorded on a daily log.  All our staff wear either a visor or mask with gloves and use anti-bacterial sanitiser throughout the day.  The nursery is thoroughly cleaned 3 times each day to ensure the highest standards of cleanliness possible.   We also leave open the doors to our gardens and windows whenever possible so there is a constant circulation of fresh air.  


We have a full covid-19 risk assessment in place and copies can be made availabe to our parents on request.  



Our recent inspections


We are delighted to confirm that we have once again received the top rating from the Food Standards Agency at the most recent inspection on 8 December 2020.  Please visit our 'News and Events' page. 


At our last Ofsted inspection in January 2017 we were delighted to have been ranked 'GOOD' again accross the board.  Please view the report here:  


Ofsted Report


Please visit our testimonails to look at some of the wonderful feedback we've received from our parents.


Don't forget to check our NEWS page to get all the latest updates from the team at Colby Road!

Our Approach

We aim to support your child's personal development and prepare them for the future ahead. 


We embrace learning through play in our happy and secure environment which will encourage your chld's first steps away from home. 


About us

Our Staff Give Their All


Our excellent and well trained team of 3 Nursery Nurses and 4 Nursery Assistants are highly experienced and qualified in childcare and are led by our Prinicipal, Mary, who founded the nursery in 1989. 


Our team

From A to Z: Our Nursery

Practical tips and important information on the daily interaction between you, your child and Colby Road Nursery.