Notting Hill 2½ – 6 years

Part of the Maria Montessori School, our incredibly spacious, light and airy bilingual (English-Mandarin) Montessori Notting Hill Nursery (Children’s House) for children aged 2 ½ – 6 years, offers a welcoming oasis for up to 24 children. The building has large windows looking out on to a terraced area which the children can use and enjoy in all weathers.

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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 Notting Hill Nursery is located

Address: All Saints Church, Powis Gardens, Notting Hill W11 1JG
Nearest stations: Westbourne Park, Ladbroke Grove, Royal Oak, Bayswater, Notting Hill Gate

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Our Notting Hill Nursery Teachers

All our teachers at our Notting Hill Nursery hold the world-recognised Association Montessori Internationale Diploma and have many years’ experience of working with children.  In addition the AMI Diploma, Our Lead Teacher, Andrea, has a degree in Pre-School Teaching, Jia also has a BA in Business Management and an MA in Innovation Management and Coco originally trained in Performing Arts and set up a Drama Programme for children in Buenos Aires. In addition to English, the team speak Mandarin, Czech and Spanish.

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.

Areas of Learning at Our Notting Hill 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 grasp concrete ideas along with sensory experience of numbers, quantities and mathematical operations. 

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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.

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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, while also emphasizing the development of vocabulary based on real experiences and the early preparation required for reading and writing. 

English-Mandarin Bilingual

Our Notting Hill Nursery (Children’s House) is English Mandarin Montessori Bilingual. Our AMI trained Montessori Mandarin Teacher works in partnership with our Lead Teacher to implement a model Montessori Bilingual Programme and introduce the Montessori materials and presentations in Mandarin. Children will receive a rich foundation for language in both English and Mandarin during a period of development in which they are absorbing language and their environment with an impressive ease.

Spanish

Spanish is offered as a third 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.

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A quote from one of our Notting Hill Nursery parents. Our bilingual (English-Mandarin) Montessori Nursery Notting Hill (in W11) welcomes children aged 2½ – 6 years. Visit our Notting Hill Nursery.

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