"The best classroom and the richest cupboard is roofed only by the sky"

Margaret McMillan

Welcome to our new website. Please bear with us while we upload all our content.


Chelwood is an ‘open air’ nursery school in the heart of Brockley!

Chelwood focusses on developing confident and independent children who are able to make informed choices and decisions for themselves, whilst developing a caring and considerate and. responsible attitude towards other people and their environment. We believe that the consistency provided by regular sessions and routines, a familiar and consistent peer group and staff team, are significant factors in developing these life skills.

Now accepting applications for September 2022

We are now accepting applications for two and three year olds for September 2022!
Please pop in or download the form from our website and email it to

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Save the date – 2 July

We’re excited to announce the date for Chelwood’s summer fair – 2 July 2022. We have really missed hosting our annual Summer fair due to COVID restrictions and we are

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Stand up to racism

Today and every other day, everyone at Chelwood Nursery School stand as one with our black pupils, staff, parents and the entire BAME community in condemning racism.  
We are here to support everyone, regardless of race, sexuality, gender, religion or anything else which makes you, you.

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