Welcome to Melrose House Fulham

55 Finlay Street SW6 6HF fulham@melrose-house.com 020 7736 9296

 Back to MH Fulham SW6

Please have a look at some of our photos below and then scroll down to read about the nursery school.

Gallery - image 0
Gallery - image 1
Gallery - image 2
Gallery - image 3
Gallery - image 4
Gallery - image 5
Gallery - image 6
Gallery - image 7
Gallery - image 8
Gallery - image 9
Gallery - image 10
Gallery - image 11
Gallery - image 12
Gallery - image 13
Gallery - image 14
Gallery - image 15
Gallery - image 16
Gallery - image 17
Gallery - image 18
Gallery - image 19

Melrose House, Fulham is at the Bishop's Park end of Finlay Street.

It has been a nursery school for over forty years and was previously known as Cygnets, before adopting the same name as its sister school in Southfields.  Cygnets pupils are now sending their own children to Melrose House and stepping inside the 55 Finlay Street walls brings back many happy memories!

Louise Hopkins, a qualified teacher, is the headmistress.  Her children went to Melrose House and once they were at school she joined Melrose House as a member of staff in 2015.  She took over the running of the nursery in September 2020.

Melrose House is owed by Ruth Oates who is head of Melrose House, Southfields.

Her daughter, Caroline O'Gorman ran the nursery for a number of years, after completing her PGCE and MA in Education and gaining experience as a teacher at Eaton House the Manor.  She is the administrator for the nursery school as she now has own child. 


2 - 4 year olds


The school year is divided into three terms with a half term break.  Please click here to see our term dates

We run holiday camps in the Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays plus a week in the October half term. These are held at the Southfields nursery school (SW18 1LX) The camps are open from 8am - 6pm and cater for 2 - 8 year olds.  Please see the holiday camp tab for more information.

  Extended Morning 8.30am Morning Session 9.15am - 12.15pm Afternoon Session until 3.15pm
Monday ✔️ ✔️ ✖️
Tuesday ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Wednesday ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Thursday ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Friday ✔️ ✔️ ✖️


Children staying until 3.15pm bring in their own packed lunch.

We ask that children in the Buttefly class do a minimum of five morning sessions.

Termly or ad hoc sessions are bookable for the Early Morning Club.



Please do get in contact if you would like fee information.  We accept 15 and 30 hour 2, 3 & 4 year old funding.


The nursery school operates on the ground floor of a privately owned home.  The children are split into two rooms, the Caterpillars (2 - 3 year olds) and Butterflies (3 - 4 year olds). The nursery has a purpose built, enclosed garden.

The aim of Melrose House Nursery Schools is to encourage the development of happy, confident children in a secure and stimulating environment.  Each day a range of activities is covered to enhance the intellectual, physical and social development of each child. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage which is organised into seven areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development;
  • Communication and Language;
  • Physical Development;
  • Literacy;
  • Mathematics;
  • Understanding the World;
  • Expressive Arts and Design.

Whilst the majority of the learning is done through group play and fun activities, we also pride ourselves on the one:one tuition each child receives daily at Melrose House.  Individual tuition is given to each child in order that their progress is encouraged and monitored, preparing the children for their next schools.  We have excellent staff:child rates and a highly-qualified, dedicated team of staff.  One member of staff is allocated to each child to be in charge of the child's progress and learning.

Parents are welcome in the classroom at drop off and this is a good chance to talk to staff.  We also have two parent meetings a year, which is a more formal time to talk about a child's progress. 

We also invite parents in to watch a whole school nativity play and we hold a sports day for everyone at Bishop's Park in the summer.  The Butterfly classes also do a Spring and Summer term assembly and parents are welcome to watch.

Places are offered a year prior to the start date and are allocated in strict date order of registration.  After this, places are given out as and when they become available.


Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information


Do click on the contact information below to arrange a tour or to find out more about what we have to offer.

Fulham contact information