chestnuts nursery & pre-school

chestnuts nursery & pre-schoolChestnuts has been a part of the Twickenham community for over 20 years. They have a nursery on Colne Road (just off Twickenham Green) and a pre-school on Strafford Road, a few minutes’ walk from Twickenham station, both of which are open all year round. Chestnuts provides children with opportunities that will support their development through the Early Years Foundation Stage in a safe, stimulating and caring environment that embodies Chestnuts’ philosophy of child-centred, inclusive practice.

Chestnuts Nursery offers an intimate, homely environment for 16 children from three months to three years old.  Chestnuts Pre-School (TW1) takes children from two years old until they start school. The Nursery is open plan so staff can always see and interact with the children. The sleep area is made up of floor-level baskets, so that children can climb in and out of them when they are ready. There are comfortable sofas for bottle feeding, and low level high-chairs and little wooden chairs that suit all stages of independent eating. 

chestnuts nursery & pre-schoolBoth Chestnuts’ settings are designed and resourced to provide a calm, cosy environment with authentic, natural, open-ended resources, and the Nursery has an extensive range of discovery baskets for heuristic play.  The Nursery has a small outdoor space with access to climbing, sliding, sand, water, gardening and sensory activity of all kinds. Meanwhile, the outdoor space at TW1 is almost double the size of the indoor space, with a kitchen garden, climbing area, decking, sand, water, mud kitchen, Wendy House, block play, a Hobby Horse stable, outdoor painting and mark making. 

Chestnuts currently has a waiting list for TW1, but children who start with them in Nursery as babies are guaranteed a place at the Pre-School. As with everything they do, Chestnuts is child-led so children are moved to the Pre-School when they are ready for the challenges of a new, bigger environment. This is usually between the ages of two and a half and three years old.  

Chestnuts Nursery can be found at 127 Colne Road, off Twickenham Green TW2 6RA, and the Pre-School can be found at 22 Strafford Road, Twickenham TW1 3HH. They are open from 8.00am-6.00pm all year round. The Nursery can be contacted by calling 020 8617 0464, or by emailing


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