Abbey Road 2½ – 6 years

Part of the Maria Montessori School, our Abbey Road (NW6) Children’s House (nursery/ preschool aged 2½ – 6 years) offers a welcoming environment with room for up to 30 children. The building provides a beautiful large space with high ceilings and stained-glass windows. The children can also play outside and frequently visit the local park which is just two minutes’ walk away.

Children work individually or in groups, with hands-on activities designed to help them develop physically, socially and intellectually. Each activity is complete in itself; and also prepares for later activities so that the children move from one activity to the next, mastering each new challenge with ease. Children explore and find things out for themselves. They become confident in their own abilities because the environment naturally encourages them to persevere and correct their own mistakes. Children develop the ability to concentrate on tasks and see them through in a logical way. They learn to read and write with ease and develop an understanding of mathematics in a concrete way. There is ample opportunity for exploration of the world, the animals, people and plants in it and children express themselves through music, drama and art.

Our experienced lead teacher at Abbey Road holds the world-recognised Association Montessori Internationale Diploma. The children enjoy high-quality free-range and seasonal food from British suppliers prepared by a specialist caterer. Our Children’s Houses are accredited by Montessori Education UK.

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Open Days and Class Observation Visits:

You can attend a school visit and class observation at any time. This is a chance for you to see the school and observe the children and the classroom in action. Book a school visit and class observation by emailing

Open Days take place once a term where you will hear a talk about Montessori, how it works and about our authentic Montessori approach. You will see demonstrations of Montessori materials, have the chance to meet the teachers and take part of a Q&A at the end.

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“The way in which staff develop pupils’ independence, resilience and personal and social development is a strength. Pupils are confident, motivated and eager to learn.”
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Address: St Mary’s Church, Abbey Road, West Hampstead NW6 4SN
Nearest stations: South Hampstead, Swiss Cottage, Kilburn High Road, West Hampstead

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