Ripples Pre-School

Ripples Pre-School

A warm welcome to Ripples Pre-school from our manager and her team. We take children from age 2 years and 3 months to school leavers,  we are open Monday to Friday from 7.30am – 1.30pm, term time only.

Ripples Pre-school is a truly unique space within the Riverside Community Centre in Carshalton.  Our pre-school is based in a large hall which encourages free flow between the children and the activities we set out each day.  Every morning we set up the hall into learning and play zones with different activities the children can choose from to enjoy.  Our hall opens out into a small secure garden to allow the children to experience both indoor and outdoor play.

The children who join us first enjoy helping us to put out the toys and games they will play with that day.  At the end of the days activities, after the children have left, we pack away our Pre-school completely and the hall and our equipment is put away until the next morning.  We use low dividers in the hall to create different free-flow ‘rooms’ or zones and the dividers display fun and vibrant educational pictures and words on them.

We have 6 staff here at Ripples and we are proud of our close working partnership with our Pre-school parents and guardians and value our families’ feedback.

The Riverside Centre has a cafe where parents can visit after dropping off or before they collect their children.

Opening Times:

7.30am until 1.30pm (including breakfast and lunch).


Ripples Pre-school at The Riverside Centre, 113 Culvers Avenue, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 2FJ

Contact Details:

Ripples Pre-school telephone/Administration telephone 020 8669 1725. Mobile 07889 536 973


Ripples Pre-school is open Monday to Friday 07.30am - 1.30pm, term time only

Useful information:

How to find us and bus routes

Ripples Pre-school can be found in The Riverside Centre. The centre is accessible by car or public transport with the 80 bus route stopping just outside. The 151 bus route stops at the top of the road, just a short walk away.

Other buses that serve the local area are: 80, 157 and 127.

Ripples opening times and sessions

Children can attend our Ripples Pre-school:

  • daily 7.30am – 1.30pm (30 hours per week, funded)
  • daily 08.45am – 11.45am (15 hours per week, funded)
  • part time / full time (flexible hours childcare)

My routine at Pre-school

At nursery each day our children have a routine to help them get the most out of their day with lots of activities and variety but structured so that they feel comfortable.

Ripples Pre-school 2 – 5 years

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What Parents Say About Us:

“My child and I were very anxious at first and she took a little while to settle. The staff were excellent and supportive. They reassured us and made her feel very secure.” November 2018

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