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

Margaret McMillan


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.

Why are teachers striking?

Find out more about why our teachers, along with others up and down the country are striking

Now accepting applications for September 2024

We have a few 3 & 4 year-old places available for January 2024. Download an application form here or visit the school for a hard copy.

Chelwood tours

For prospective families

We will soon be hosting tours of Chelwood for those families who are applying for a place to start in the next twelve months. We suggest you come for a visit before you put in an application to see whether we are a good fit for you family.

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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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