OUR TEAM & APPROACH: Your child is our priority


Here at Colby Road Nursery, we have a good understanding of children's lives and their social contexts, basing our teaching around them. Supporting and encouraging personality development, autonomy and creativity are top priorities for us.


Developing social interaction and understanding differences in others also plays an important role in our work. We also support you, the parent, in bringing up your child.

Our Team at Colby Road Nursery


At Colby Road Nursery we have one clear focus: your child's individual needs.


In order for us to support your child's development in the best possible way, we strive to employ only the most committed and child focussed staff.  We are made up of a team of 3 Nursery Nurses and 4 Nursery Assistants. 


Colby Road Nursery embraces Equal Opportunites and is proud to celebrate diversity in the backgrounds of our Team members as we believe this reflects the community in our area of South London.


All our staff attend regular training courses so they may continue to develop and this enables our staff to bring new ideas and proposals to their daily work - ideas that will also benefit your child!




Mary Chowdhury

Head of Colby Road Nursery


Mary founded the Nursery in 1989 and the ongoing success of Colby Road is in large part due to her dedication to caring for children and the excellent quality of care she provides.


Mary has an Advanced Diploma in Childcare & Education and over 30 years experience of working with children.


Tinue Somoye

Deputy Head of Colby Road Nursery


Tinue joined Colby Road in 2007 and is a committed and valued member of staff.  Tinue is an experienced Nursery Nurse who understands how to best work with children to help them achieve their goals.


Tinue has a Cache Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education


We also have an additional qualified Nursery Nurse and 4 Nursery Assistants who compliment our successful and hard working team at Colby Road.



Our Approach


Here at Colby Road Nursery we appreciate that starting at a nursery can be a big step for children (and their parents!) so every child is allocated a key worker for a 'settling in' period of six weeks. After that, the child goes onto the Early Years Foundation Stage.


Parents are welcome to view their child's work folders to check on their progress at our six-monthly parents evenings, and daily feedback sheets are given to all parents which show how your child has slept, how much they have eaten and the activity for that day.


Would you like to learn more about our approach?

Please contact us on +44 208/7613482 or use our contact form.

How to get in touch with us:


020 8761 3482


Opening hours

Monday - Friday 08.00 - 18.00


Please also use our contact form.


Colby Road Nursery
9B Colby Road Nursery

London SE19 1HA



Conveniently located for Crystal Palace, nestled between Dulwich Wood Avenue and Gipsy Hill


To find out what's planned for Colby Road Nursery in 2024 please check out the

'News & Events'

page on our website which we will update in March!


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