Orchard House Nursery

69 Charlton Road, London SE3 8TH

Orchard House is a highly respectable, family-owned nursery. Orchard House's greatest asset is its long-term team of staff who all ensure that the nursery teachers form deep bonds with the families and children attending the setting.

Orchard House's facilities have a home-from-home feel and will be going through a complete refurbishment throughout 2017.

The management believes strongly in whole brain development for young children and focus on providing a warm and welcoming environment for children to develop physical and mental learning as well as confidence and self-esteem.

The standard Ofsted curriculum is enhanced with weekly forest school sessions, cooking classes and outdoor trips.

Owner: Pearson Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Donna Bachelor (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Greenwich Council

Number of Staff: 11

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care

Total Places for Children: 32

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0745-1815

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: £48-51 per full day

Languages Spoken (other than English): French, Italian


Orchard House Nursery is based at the end of Charlton road by the Royal Blackheath Standard, just North of Blackheath Village. Orchard House is conveniently located within the 53, 54, 202, 286, 380, 382, 108 and 422 bus routes. It is also based within easy reach of Westcombe Park, Chalrton, Blackheath and North Greenwich stations.


Orchard House Nursery conducts daily show rounds of its facilities at 10 am and 2.30 pm. Other times slots can be allocated if required. Please contact Orchard House nursery directly to book a show round visit. Orchard House Nursery also operates an open door policy for parents whose children attend the setting. This means that Parents are allowed to visit, pick up and drop off their children any time during the setting opening hours.


Free on street Parking is available outside Orchard House Nursery.


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Staff Profiles


Daniela Severino

Job Title: Proprietor

Joined: 2017


Daniela has a degree in Social Sciences and is passionate about children, positive parenting, travelling and cooking. She recently started leading Orchard House's weekly cooking class.


Donna Bachelor

Job Title: Manager

Joined: 1995


Donna holds a degree in childcare and has over 20 years experience in teaching and day care management. She has extensive experience in behaviour management and children with special needs.


Sarah Day

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2003


Sarah holds a level 3 diploma in childcare and is a qualified Forest school leader. She is passionate about nature and how child-led outdoor play encourages self esteem and child development


Hannah Brant

Job Title: Baby Unit Manager

Joined: 2006


Hannah holds a level 3 childcare diploma and has over 10 years experience working with babies. She is passionate about attachment parenting and believes it is important for babies to develop strong bonds with their carers.