Abbey Road 2½ – 6 years

Welcome to our authentic Montessori Abbey Road nursery for 2½ – 6 year olds. All our teachers are trained with AMI 3-6 Diplomas, the gold standard in Montessori training, recognised worldwide. They have many years of childcare experience and often hold additional degrees. Our Abbey Road Nursery (NW6) (Montessori Children’s House) offers a welcoming, tranquil environment with room for up to 30 children and a beautiful garden. 

Part of the Maria Montessori School, our Abbey Road Nursery welcomes children aged 2½ – 6 years. Visit our Montessori Nursery Abbey Road.

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Some Principles of the Montessori Approach

  • Every child is a unique person with creative potential, the drive to learn and the right to be treated with respect as an individual.
  • Children must be given the freedom to work and move around, within guidelines that enable them to see themselves as independent and part of a group.
  • Children are encouraged to work at their own pace, either individually or in co-operation with others.
  • Mixed-age groups provide opportunities for the children to develop their social abilities within a harmonious community.

Where Our Abbey Road Nursery is Located

Address: 134a Abbey Road, West Hampstead NW6 4SN
Nearest stations: South Hampstead, Swiss Cottage, Kilburn High Road, West Hampstead

Practical information about our Abbey Road site

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Areas of Learning at Our Abbey Road Nursery (Montessori Children’s House)

Practical Life – Young children have a strong urge to become independent and Practical Life activities such as meal preparation, baking, dressing themselves, gardening, washing, polishing, cleaning and others help them perfect the skills they need in daily life. This also helps children develop hand-eye co-ordination and the capacity to focus their attention for the entirety of an activity. 

Sensorial Exploration – Children are vividly aware of the world, constantly exploring it and taking in impressions through all their senses. The sensorial materials encourage children to order and classify the physical properties of the world they live in. These activities stimulate and develop the senses, refining children’s powers of observation, perception, exploration and communication.

Mathematics – Montessori mathematics materials enable children to achieve a natural appreciation of mathematical concepts in a concrete way. This avoids the mental blocks which so often occur in children faced with purely abstract concepts. Specially designed equipment helps children to grasp concrete ideas along with sensory experience of numbers, quantities and mathematical operations. Gradually children can move confidently to complete abstract mathematical problems.

Cultural Exploration of the World Around – The Montessori approach covers a wide range of subjects which reflect the broad interests of young children. The Montessori environment
stimulates these interests and extends knowledge and understanding of art and crafts, geography, history, music and science and the natural world. Cultures from around the world are explored and celebrated.

Language – In the Children’s House children learn to express themselves. The freedom offered to the children creates many opportunities for them to communicate with their peers and adults. We emphasise the development of vocabulary based on real experiences and the early preparation required for reading and writing. 


Our Abbey Road Nursery (Children’s House) offers Spanish as a second language, once a week, with the aim of providing exposure, exploration, and sensitization at a key stage in language development, gradually building confidence and an appreciation for learning additional languages.

Our Abbey Road Nursery (Montessori Children’s House) Teachers

All our teachers at our Abbey Road Nursery (Children’s House) hold the world-recognised 3-6 Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Diploma and have many years’ experience of working with children. Our Lead Teacher, Shallal, also has a BA in Ancient History, the AMI Observation Course Certificate and the AMI 6-12 Assistant Certificate. Denisa also has a Masters in Primary Education Pedagogy and the AMI Orientation (Assistants Course) for 3-6 and 0-3; Rhianna also has an MA in Modern Languages; and Christy majored in Psychology and Counselling and also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Education. In addition to English, the team also speak French, Slovak and Chinese. Find out more about our Abbey Road team below:

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.

See what our parents say in the video below:

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