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Year: 3

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.

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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
3 - 18 YEARS

Hampton Court House School

Hampton Court House is a place of magic, wonder and inspiration, where the children are at the heart of everything we do. As Headmaster, I am unashamedly and unapologetically idealistic about the power of education to transform young people, and HCH is the perfect environment for this to happen. Walking through the gates at HCH transports our children to a special place where they can thrive and flourish, where they are respected and valued as independent and autonomous individuals, and where they are known and deeply cared for by every member of staff. Our children are empowered, enabled, and treasured.

Our ethos and vision focuses on sparking creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking through an exciting and progressive curriculum facilitated by passionate subject specialists who have chosen to teach because they love their subject and are lifelong learners in themselves, but also because they wish to share this knowledge with young people. As well as being a place that buzzes with scholarship and academic enquiry, we also celebrate experiential learning and all of the so-called ‘soft-skills’ learned through the performing and expressive arts, sport, and activities where our children can be challenged outside of their comfort zone, celebrated for their intrinsic passions and skills, and where they can learn so much about who they are and what makes them tick.

Most importantly, however, HCH prioritises the mental health and wellbeing of each and every member of our community; pastoral care is the golden thread that runs through everything we do. Our children are nourished and nurtured as we help them navigate their way through developing their sense of self. Our guiding principles are kindness, respect and compassion for others and this is reflected in our ‘inner curriculum’ based on empathy, emotional literacy, and emotional intelligence. We want our children to be happy, confident, and understand themselves, but also understand and care for those around them. It is this combination that will help them make the world a better place.

There are so many other attributes that make HCH such a special school, whether that is our French immersion programme and focus on languages, ballet provision, informal dress code, late Sixth Form start, or how all staff are referred to by their first name. Our beautiful buildings and garden provide our students with the physical space to run, play, imagine and enjoy the freedom and other wondrous aspects of being young. HCH is unique and distinct, and we are proud to be so because we know how motivating, inspiring and nurturing this is for the young people in our care and how it helps them achieve their highest potential. My wife Miriam and I are so happy that our two boys, Finley (aged 8) and Osian (aged 5), will be part of this wonderful community and will benefit from the holistic education HCH offers.

I cannot wait to welcome you to the school so you can see the magic, vibrancy, and collective joy of HCH first-hand.

Dr Adrian Rainbow PhD, MA, MA(ed), PGCE, BA

It is important to us that children enjoy being here and look forward to coming to school. We wish to lay the foundations of a lifelong love of learning.

We believe that children need some (guided) freedom in order to develop their own style with taste and discretion. Pupils and staff have mutual respect for each other. The staff, including the Headmaster, are addressed by their first names. Whilst there is a dress code, there is no uniform.

About
Hampton Court House School

Hampton Court House is an ‘all through’ school teaching pupils aged 3–18. Some students choose to move on after 11+ in Year 6 or through Common Entrance or Scholarship papers in Year 8. But most pupils elect to stay on to GCSE in Year 11 and A-levels in the sixth form.

 

The Nursery and Reception classes provide a highly stimulating and welcoming environment for children to learn through interaction with each other and adults. They learn through play with songs and games and through the enthusiasm of their teachers.

 

Children hear spoken French around them each day, which prepares them for the Lower Years (Years 1–4) which is a fully bilingual environment. After this, in Year 6, all pupils sit internal 11+ examinations, and 13+ examinations in Year 8 in English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Geography, French, Spanish, Mandarin, and Latin. In the Upper Years, students will make their own decisions that will shape their future and can select specialisms from a wide range of subjects.

Hampton Court is a co-educational all-through school.
3 - 18
Ages
3-18
Hampton Court House School
Hampton Court Road, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9BS

Hampton Court House School

Hampton Court Road, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9BS

3 - 11 YEARS

Chiswick & Bedford Park Preparatory School

Chiswick & Bedford Park Preparatory School is well known for its creative flair, its friendly, nurturing atmosphere, and outstanding entrance examination results for boys at seven plus and girls at eleven plus.

The school has imaginative Drama, dynamic Art, and vibrant Music departments, with a wide range of sports and extra-curricular activities. Enriching and challenging opportunities encourage independent thinkers.

Enthusiastic and dedicated teachers motivate and inspire pupils, fostering a love of learning. Pupils develop confidence, self-reliance and respect for others, in preparation for the challenges and opportunities of the modern world.

I hope that you will visit Chiswick & Bedford Park Preparatory School so that you can experience for yourself the spirit and buzz of this exciting school, and discover what makes it so special.

About
Chiswick & Bedford Park Preparatory School

Chiswick and Bedford Park Prep School is a friendly, nurturing, and creative prep school nestled in the heart of Chiswick, West London. Established in 1915, as the local co-ed independent school in Bedford Park, it is well known for its imaginative flair as well as its outstanding exam results for boys at 7+ and girls at 11+.

 

The school offers a broad curriculum, rich in creativity.  Children are challenged, encouraged to think independently, and supported to achieve their very best in a happy, positive atmosphere.  Small class sizes and a high staff-to-pupil ratio allows children to receive personal attention and tailored learning.  Sport, Drama, Music, and Art form an integral part of school life, enabling pupils to discover and foster their talents and interests.

 

CBPPS places great emphasis on pupils’ personal development, helping them to build their self-confidence and resilience. Children learn and practise the important values of responsibility, courtesy, respect for others, and care for the environment. There is a genuine sense of kindness and warmth within the small, close-knit community which enables the school to retain its special ‘village school’ feel.

CBPPS is co-educational from 3-7 years at which time the boys take the 7+, while girls continue the journey in preparation for the 11+.
3-11
Ages
3 - 11
Chiswck & Bedford Park Preparatory School
Priory House, Priory Avenue, London W4 1TX

Chiswick & Bedford Park Preparatory School

School Priory House, Priory Avenue, London W4 1TX

“CBPPS has a warm, safe, inviting environment – it was a feeling both my husband & I got when first visiting the school. And felt that it stood out from the rest of the other local schools. I also feel that my daughter is being taught to reach her full potential but at a pace that is comfortable for her.”

Current parent

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
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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.