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Year: 2

Hove Village Nurseries

Message from the Nursery Area Manager, Ciara Doyle:

“I’m passionate about giving young children and babies the best start to their education and experience of the world, with an enthusiasm for improving the quality of education and care across all aspects of nursery life.

A crucial part of my role is to enable and empower our nursery teams to deliver the best for the children in their care. I’m a huge advocate for ongoing staff development, helping them to refine and expand their skills and progress as excellent educators.”
Nursery Area Manager, Ciara Doyle
Nursery Area Manager, Ciara Doyle

About
Hove Village Nurseries

Hove Village Day Nurseries are an exciting family of three settings in Brighton and Hove.

New Church Road nursery is situated in a beautiful Victorian building next to the very popular Wish Park. The setting is fortunate to have the beach and Hove Lagoon at the end of the road. This spacious nursery offers light and bright rooms for each age group and two brand-new, well-equipped gardens providing dedicated play spaces for babies and older children.

The historic Grade II Listed Hove Library is home to another of our settings, just moments from the beach and Hove Lawns. This intimate setting provides a cosy and nurturing environment for babies from 12-weeks to children aged 5.

Completing the family is our new day nursery in the heart of Brighton’s Kemptown. Located just minutes from the Royal Sussex County Hospital, American Express HQ and Brighton College, this stunning setting opened in April 2022. The beach is just down the road, as is the centre of Kemptown with all that it has to offer. The nursery is bright and spacious with a contemporary and homely feel.

0-5
Hove Village Day Nursery
126-128 New Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 4JD
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Hove Village Day Nursery At Hove Library
Lower Ground Floor, Hove Public Library 182-186, Church Road, Hove, Sussex, BN3 2EG
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Bloomsbury Street Day Nursery
16 Bloomsbury Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1HQ

Hove Village Nurseries

126-128 New Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 4JD

Hove Village Nurseries

Hove Public Library 182-186, Church Road, Hove, Sussex, BN3 2EG

Hove Village Nurseries

16 Bloomsbury Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1HQ

2 - 13 YEARS

Devonshire House Preparatory School

Letter from the Head:

Devonshire House offers an intellectual, creative learning environment in which girls and boys of all character and learning profiles can thrive and maximise their potential.

We believe that parents shouldn’t have to choose between academically rigorous and pastorally nurturing schools: their children can have both at Devonshire House.

Strong core subject teaching is combined with a great breadth of study in specialist rooms and taught by expert teachers in their respective fields. A wide range of sports is on offer at our state-of-
the-art facility and there is a keen focus on S.T.E.M, the creative arts, languages and the Humanities.

We encourage children to think critically by assimilating different perspectives with an open mindset, able to find nuanced positions as they wrestle with problems. We believe that learning and play represent a symbiotic relationship, one feeding the other.

Children learn as much from studying bugs in our wild area as they do in the classroom. The great outdoors are critical to a child’s development and at Devonshire House, we ensure that the children spend as much time outdoors as possible.

About
Devonshire House Preparatory School

Devonshire House provides an outstanding education from nursery age through to entry to Senior Schools. Its staff nurture and care for the children throughout their time at the School. Devonshire House has fine premises, with spacious grounds, two onsite AstroTurfs and walled gardens.

Children can join the School’s Nursery, The Oak Tree Nursery, (ages 2½ – 3½), in Pre-Reception or Reception and at later stages, where vacancies arise.

Devonshire House has exceptional results, including for Senior Schools and in their Scholarship examinations. The School has strong links with Senior Schools and ensures every family has good advice about their child’s next school.

Devonshire House is co-educational from 2-11 years at which time the girls take the 11+, while boys can continue the journey in preparation for the 13+.
2-13
Ages
2 - 13
Devonshire House Preparatory School
2 Arkwright Rd, London NW3 6AE

Devonshire House Preparatory School

2 Arkwright Rd, London NW3 6AE

“Head Stephanie Piper has a cracking sense of humour, but don’t let the informal vibe fool you. The Devonshire House gang are the brightest of buttons, bagging places at some of London’s most competitive senior schools. DH is spread over three Victorian redbricks just off Hampstead High Street, and there’s a cosmopolitan vibe to match – with lengthy waiting lists too. Energy is expended at Lords, the Saracens’ training ground or the much- envied running club on Hampstead Heath. Last year, they raised enough money to build a staff room for their link school in Rwanda. They’re chuffed with their Green Flag eco credentials too – so much so that there are plans for a Forest School. Last term’s performance of ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ was a total show stopper – and, yup, they had ‘real’ rain.”

Tatler Schools Guide
2-13 YEARS

Eaton House Schools

“Eaton House School was founded in 1897 and it is with great pride that I carry on this wonderful traditional education more than 120 years later.  Whilst the school has expanded across two sites in Clapham and Belgravia, and the education has become more rounded, interactive and high tech over  the years, the fundamental core ethos remains the same.

We aim to provide a first-class education, striving for excellence in all academic, cultural and sporting pursuits, giving every child the confidence to discover where their gifts lie and to enjoy their talents. Wellbeing is at the core of everything we do. We are non-selective at our 3+ and 4+ entry points, because we believe that children develop emotionally and academically at different paces and without the pressures of early exams. We also champion single-sex education, as we know from numerous studies that younger children learn best when alongside peers of the same gender.”

“Our results speak for themselves. Despite being non-selective our girls and boys obtain outstanding academic results and receive a wide range of scholarships to superb senior schools, including Westminster, St Paul’s School, Dulwich College, James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS), Winchester, Wycombe Abbey and Eton.

Alumni that have passed through Eaton House include former Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, plus many great talents such as Laurence Olivier, Eddie Redmayne, Bear Grylls, Anthony Asquith and Philip Pullman. Our most important legacy, however, continues to be the many happy children who have discovered a love of learning at Eaton House Schools and go on to pass on their knowledge to many future generations.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!”

About
Eaton House Schools

Eaton House Schools share a common promise – the promise of an outstanding education for your child based on a 120 year heritage of academic excellence and founded on a caring culture of wellbeing that allows children to blossom both academically and emotionally on a non-selective entry at 4+.

 

Pupils in both Belgravia and Clapham receive a range of scholarships and attend many prestigious schools, including Westminster, St Paul’s School, Dulwich College, James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS), Charterhouse, Winchester, Wycombe Abbey and Eton.

 

We have an unashamedly aspirational culture –whether in academics, music, sport, drama or any other endeavour – where there is a place for every single child to shine. All Eaton House Schools’ children are immersed in a rich world of creativity, extra-curricular clubs, trips and value-added extras that are designed to support their learning and to help them to achieve their full potential.

Our Headteachers
Eaton House Schools is a group of academic independent schools based in Belgravia and Clapham.
2 - 13
Ages
2 - 11
Eaton House Belgravia
3-5 Eaton Gate, London, SW1W 9BA
2 - 13
Eaton House The Manor
58 Clapham Common North Side, London, SW4 9RU

Riverside Nursery Schools

– A welcome from the Principal

“I am delighted to welcome you to Riverside Nursery Schools, a family of five unique and beautiful nurseries set in the London Borough of Richmond. We provide children with a beautifully crafted environment in which highly qualified educators motivate children to learn and become independent.

Via a bespoke and individualised education, delivered with nurturing, loving care, we encourage the growth of the whole child. This fosters independent thinking alongside the development of early years qualities and dispositions such as a child’s awareness of their environment, empathy for others, communication excellence, and above all, self-confidence.

As a group of nursery schools, we strive to instil within all our children the intellectual, emotional, and physical skills needed to become self-motivated learners, flexible thinkers, and creative problem solvers. At every opportunity, we support their natural and ever-increasing curiosity about the world in which they live.

We provide love and support to our children and their families. We relish the opportunity to get to know and understand every child whilst watching them thrive in our carefully prepared, warm, loving, environment. We look forward to seeing the children grow into successful, autonomous citizens of the world.

Please feel free to contact me personally with your questions or better still, organise a visit to any of our wonderful nursery schools.

I look forward to meeting you and your child and being alongside you at the start of their education.”

Aimee Kimbell, Principal
Aimee Kimbell, Principal
Aimee Kimbell, Principal

About
Riverside Nursery Schools

Riverside Nursery Schools have been educating children for over forty-five years and have created a bespoke curriculum that draws inspiration from a range of established and time-proven pedagogies including Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Forest School. The education provided is steered by our experience and expertise, combined with the most up-to-date knowledge of the latest scientific breakthroughs in both child development and neuro-development.

 

Whilst incorporating the seven areas of learning in the Department for Education’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), the Riverside curriculum goes far beyond it, with a focus centred on developing the five Riverside Nursery Schools Dispositions in each and every child.

The Riverside Dispositions

  • Resilience - Getting up when we fall down, brushing ourselves off, and trying again
  • Imagination - Seeing magic in the world and conjuring our own unique interpretation
  • Veracity - Learning and respecting the truth about ourselves, others, and the world around us as we learn and grow
  • Empathy - Sharing feelings and experiences to create a nurturing and comforting learning environment for all
  • Responsibility - Developing autonomy and integrity of self and the abilities to work both independently and collaboratively
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GROSVENOR HOUSE NURSERY SCHOOL
Grosvenor House, Grosvenor Road Twickenham TW1 4AD
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TWICKENHAM GREEN NURSERY SCHOOL
+44 (0)20 8755 1125
2-5
KEW MONTESSORI NURSERY SCHOOL
St Luke’s House, 270 Sandycombe Road, Kew Gardens, Surrey TW9 3NP
2-5
ST MARGARETS MONTESSORI NURSERY SCHOOL
8 Victoria Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3HW
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TWICKENHAM PARK NURSERY SCHOOL
31 Cambridge Road Twickenham TW1 2HN

Riverside Nursery Schools

Grosvenor House, Grosvenor Road Twickenham TW1 4AD

Riverside Nursery Schools

26 The Green, Twickenham TW2 5AB

Riverside Nursery Schools

St Luke’s House, 270 Sandycombe Road, Kew Gardens, Surrey TW9 3NP

Riverside Nursery Schools

8 Victoria Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3HW

Riverside Nursery Schools

31 Cambridge Road Twickenham TW1 2HN

Riverside Nursery Schools are part of Little Dukes, the early years arm of our family.

2-18 YEARS

Eaton Square Schools

– A letter from the Principal

“I am delighted to have been given the opportunity of introducing you to Eaton Square School. Almost 40 years ago we opened our doors to our first class of boys and girls when we were situated in St. Peter’s Church, Eaton Square. Today we cover various sites in central London and have more than 600 students and yet the early vision for the school when it was founded remains as strong and true today as it always has been.

At Eaton Square we passionately believe that each and every child has the capacity to excel. All of the boys and girls are given the opportunity to flourish, be it in a single subject area or across the range of curriculum areas they are introduced to should they so wish. There are no barriers to the students being given the opportunity to do their very best within the warm, supportive and caring environment which encompasses the school…”

The concept of being able to join the school at two-and-a-half years old and to then flow through until GSCE and A-level is one which is not new but which is relatively rare in central London. This approach provides both parents and pupils with great stability and reassurance whilst allowing each individual to progress and develop at their own pace.

In 2018, Eaton Square became a part of the Dukes family and it is quite fitting that this union was made. The Dukes approach and philosophy is closely aligned to our own and the support which they have given, and continue to give, allows the school at all levels to grow and improve accordingly, whilst at no time affecting who we are.

Through Dukes, the last step of the educational journey will be made possible when in September 2020 we will open our doors once again to a new intake, but this time to those entering the sixth form. The sixth form will be housed in the same area as where the school began all of those years ago which has a sublime serendipity to it.

It has been an amazing journey for the school during the last 40 years and the future is no less exciting.”

About
Eaton Square Schools

Eaton Square Schools is a co-educational, all-through collection of schools in central London, educating children from the age of 2 to 18 years old.

 

Offering continuity of education during the important, formative years of a child’s life, the school is a vibrant, popular community where children learn not only the skills but also the values that will prepare them for the next stage of their life at senior school and beyond.

 

The education at Eaton Square has a traditional British foundation, but a modern and international outlook. Equal emphasis is placed on intellectual, artistic, aesthetic, physical, and musical pursuits. ln addition, teaching staff want children to learn moral and spiritual values that will make them happy and confident in themselves, without arrogance. The school celebrates the diverse skills and aptitudes of London pupils, and maximises the benefits of their learning from and interacting with each other.

Eaton Square has nurseries and schools for all ages.
2 - 18
Ages
2-11
EATON SQUARE NURSERY & PREP SCHOOL
55-57 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1PH
11-18
EATON SQUARE SENIOR SCHOOL
106 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, W1J 7NL

Eaton Square Schools

55-57 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1PH

Eaton Square Schools

106 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7NL, UK

“Older pupils display an enthusiastic interest in the world around them and have an infectious attitude to their learning. They strongly appreciate the support they receive, and relish the opportunities to explore and research when provided the opportunity.”

ISI Inspection Report, 2016
Little Dukes

Eaton Square Nursery Schools

Eaton Square Nursery schools offer a seamless co-educational learning environment from early years onwards. Read more about our nurseries under Little Dukes.

2 - 13 YEARS

Heathside School Hampstead

– A message from the Head

“I’m delighted to welcome you to view a glimpse of Heathside on this page. Anyone who visits Heathside will tell you it is a special place.

Our independent, happy, friendly, and academic school is known among the local community for putting children at the heart of everything we do. The school is set in historic buildings in the heart of Hampstead, a few minutes’ walk from Hampstead Heath, where the children play at lunchtimes….”

Heathside maintains an informal atmosphere while fostering a high level of individual responsibility and self-motivation. We encourage the development of the whole person and, as a result, Heathside is a relaxed and happy place and academic standards are high.

Heathside has been providing child-centred education for more than 25 years. We joined the Dukes family in 2019, and are delighted to gain from the added support and to find ourselves amongst a wider team of fellow schools. I’m so excited for the future of Heathside – please do take a look at our website or, even better, come visit us!”

About
Heathside School Hampstead

Founded more than 25 years ago, Heathside School has built a reputation as an environment where children spend their time happy and fulfilled.

 

Full advantage has always been taken of the local surroundings, with ‘Heath’ being a timetabled part of the curriculum.

 

The school is home to dedicated teachers who focus on keeping childhood special, while delivering a rich academic curriculum and preparing children to go on to leading London senior schools. Many children also choose to stay at Heathside School and attend the upper school up to Year 8.

Our Ethos

The vision at Heathside is to empower students to acquire, demonstrate, articulate and value knowledge and skills that will support them, as independent lifelong learners, to make a positive difference to the world they will inherit. The values of the school are respect, tolerance, inclusion and personal excellence.

 

Heathside School’s aims are:

 

  • Outstanding outcomes for children and young people.
  • Confident, responsible, independent and resilient young citizens.
  • A vigilant culture of safety and wellbeing – to ensure that children are happy and thrive.
  • To develop a Centre of Excellence for outstanding teaching.

Learn more
Heathside is a non-selective, co-educational, non-denominational day school.
2 - 13
Ages
LOWER SCHOOL
84A Heath Street, London, NW3 1DN

Heathside School Hampstead

84a Heath Street, London NW3 1DN, UK

I saw my son beam with confidence and excitement. You cannot imagine how being at Heathside made him feel. His face was a picture and one I will never forget.

Heathside Parent, 2018