The nursery was established in 1998 as a Montessori School. It was taken over by Mrs Charlotte in 2018, remaining a Montessori school.
Mrs Charlotte has modernised and grown the nursery school, operating in the main church building and the church hall, taking over what was the Compton Nursery. It feeds the key schools in the local area such as Wimbledon High School, Putney High School, Wimbledon Prepatory School (Squirrels), Willington Prep & Bishop Gilpin.
Mrs Charlotte is a qualified teacher and with her team of qualified Montessori practioners, they run a successful, traditional preschool.
The preschool is a 5 mornings a week or 3-5 afternoons sign-up for children who have just turned 2 years old. This allows us as teachers to give the best possible start for your child as well as provide a consistent education throughout the week. Furthermore, it gets the children ready for school in their fifth year.
All preschool children will get a smock and school bag when starting the school
Montessori is a method of education that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play. In Montessori classrooms children make creative choices in their learning, while the classroom and the teacher offer age-appropriate activities to guide the process.
The nursery curriculum also includes the government Early Years Foundation Stage, all our children will reach their early learning goals by the time they leave us.
Start of term: Wednesday 6th September
New Children: Monday 11th September
Half Term: Mon 16th - Fri 27th October
End of term: Friday 8th December
Start of term: Tuesday 9th January
Half Term: 12th - 16th February
End of term: Thursday 28th March
Start of term: Tuesday 16th April
Polling Day: Thursday 2nd May (TBC) CLOSED
Bank Holiday: Monday 6th May
Half Term: Mon 27th - 31st May
Inset Day: Monday 3rd June
End of term: Friday 12th July
Start of term: Wednesday 4th September
New Children: Monday 9th September
Half Term: Mon 21st Oct - Fri 1st Nov
End of term: Friday 6th December
Christmas Camp 23: 11th - 14th December
Summer Camp 24: 15th - 18th July
9am - 3pm
Christmas Camp 24: 9th - 12th December
9am - 3pm
In the academic year where your child is turning 4 years it is compulsory to come 5 mornings a week.
Full time place £4,500.00
(Mon - Thurs, 9am - 3:15pm & Fri 9am - 12:15pm)
Mornings (9am - 12:15pm)
5 Morning sessions place £2,800 per term
4 Morning sessions place £2,500 per term (Mon-Thurs)
Add an afternoon session £490 per term per day (12:15pm - 3:15pm)
(only for morning children, Monday - Thursday only)
Afternoon school only (Monday - Thursday, 1pm -3:15pm)
4 afternoon sessions £1,900 per term
3 afternoon sessions £1,575 per term
Early Club (8:30am - 9am) £90 per day per term (Wed & Thurs)
Lunch Club (12:15pm - 1pm) £110 per day per term (Mon - Thurs)
Lunch Club (4 days a week) £395.00 per term (Mon - Thurs)
Adhoc early morning club £9.50 per session
Adhoc morning half day £58.00 per day (9am-12:15pm)
Adhoc lunch club sessions £12.50 per session (12:15pm - 1pm)
Adhoc afternoon half day £48.00 per day (12:15pm - 3:15pm)
Hot lunch £5.50 per meal
School Smocks £35.00 required for all new starters
School Bags £20.00 required for all new starters
Waterproof trousers £20.00
EHCP Documents & Referrals from £500 per child
For two children a 5% discount is given to the second child’s fees
Childcare Voucher Numbers (Company Name The Babydrop LTD)
Use Postcode SW11 6SF
Care 4: 89065394
Our Ofsted number is 2496931
If you would like to register your child for a preschool please complete the registration form and pay a non refundable registration fee of £100.00. On confirmation of a place, a deposit of £1000 is payable. One full terms written notice of withdrawal must be given or one terms fees will be payable in lieu of notice.
For a show-round of the preschool please call or email the nursery and a date can be booked in. We also hold Open Days once a term, you can register for the next open day on the top bar of the website.
If you would like your child to attend The Butterfly Preschool please complete the online registration form or alternatively email us at
Our Registrar will also be able to help with any initial enquires on this:-
Our address and contact number is:
St Mark's Church, St Mark's Place, Wimbledon, London, SW19 7ND
08:30 – 15:15
Early club 08:30-09:00 (Tues - Thu)
Morning sessions 09:00-12:15
Lunch Club 12:15-13:00
Afternoon session 12:15-15:15