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Beehive School

At Beehive School, we understand that education is more than just academics; it’s a lifelong journey. That’s why we are committed to providing the best possible educational experiences for every child. Our dedicated staff works tirelessly to ensure that each student receives personalized attention and support, not only in their studies, but also in their physical, social, and emotional growth. It is important for me as a director to ensure that our school is a safe place where students can grow to their full potential.

About
Beehive School

Beehive Primary School is a bilingual institution that offers instruction in both English and Czech for children aged 6 to 10 years old.

 

Beehive is an ideal choice for students looking for a family environment (the school has a capacity of 120 students) but also a high-quality, challenging, bilingual education. With an unwavering dedication to holistic child development, we masterfully blend the British and Czech curricula, setting a new standard for education in the Czech Republic. Our forward-thinking approach doesn‘t simply lay a robust academic foundation; it also offers a world of opportunities to students within the realm of international education. Our ethos is grounded in the conviction that education is an ongoing journey. With this conviction in mind, we provide an excellent start for each student’s individual path, encompassing academic mastery, physical vitality, and socio-emotional evolution. At the heart of our educational mindset is the belief that joyful students are successful students. Time and experience have shown that true success blooms from comprehensive support, a fostering of self-assurance, a collaborative spirit, mutual respect, and the application of effective learning methodologies.

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Beehive School
Na Šafránce 9 Praha 10 - Královské Vinohrady

Bambíno

Bambíno is an international nursery and kindergarten welcoming children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. It’s a place where young minds can flourish within our unique educational programme: “Big Things for Little People“. A system that teaches all the necessary practical skills a growing child will need throughout their life. The main goal is to create an environment where the children can better explore opportunities on their own. By experiencing lessons with all their senses, they gain understanding and know-how, and can then apply this to their education as they mature.

Specially designed spaces at both school branches are located on the premises of a grand villa with a garden. Here a playground and dedicated zones allow the children to enjoy a wide variety of activities from nurturing plants and animals to cooking in our child-friendly kitchen. Children make ceramics, develop their musical abilities, participate in sports outside and inside the school gym, as well as work with digital educational technologies.

Over the years we have honed our particular teaching programme to find new ways of educating, motivating and inspiring the very youngest to the slightly older students.

We are a kindergarten that cares for the children as if they were our own.

Enjoying their progress with smiles and hugs, we strive to discover each child’s potential and develop towards it. Children enjoy learning together, playing together, and experimenting together. We support and love each other; however we also explain and set boundaries together. All this means when we develop children, we also develop ourselves.

We strive for all children to reach the same level of progress. Fundamentally, our students grow intellectually, as well as emotionally, gaining all the skills they will require as individuals.

We pride ourselves on our international credentials, having created an environment where many cultures, languages and customs meet. Therefore, we prepare our programmes to allow each child to learn about diversity, multiculturalism, mutual respect and to be inspired by their peers. Often inviting outside experts (including parents and relatives) into our school to help with our projects.

I am excited to welcome you to our Bambíno world. We are full of joy, kindness and wonderful people who do what they love the most – caring for our little ones.

About
Bambíno

Bambíno is a collection of international nurseries and kindergartens located in Prague. It caters to children from 6 weeks old to 6-7 years old, offering instruction in both Czech and English.

 

Bambíno Nursery and Kindergarten has a long history and an excellent reputation, and about 40% of its teaching is in English. At both the nurseries and kindergartens we encourage hands-on learning in specialised environments, allowing children to explore their surroundings and absorb new information. From diverse fields such as gardening and animal care to cooking, ceramics, and digital exploration, we foster a well-rounded personal and educational development for each child. Emphasising crucial development areas including auditory and visual skills, language mastery, and emotional intelligence, we offer an enriched, balanced education. Located in a global environment that celebrates diversity, children grow and learn together, fostering mutual respect. In the preparation of children for primary school, we emphasise essential competencies, enriched by diverse extracurricular activities and the fostering of teamwork and collaboration. Our campuses in Dejvice and Vinohrady are architectural masterpieces and include spacious gardens for daily adventures. Each facility, whether it‘s our engaging sauna or lively kitchen, is designed to fuel a child‘s curiosity and creativity.

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MŠ Bambíno - Dejvice
České družiny 9, Praha 6
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MŠ Bambíno - Vinohrady
Šrobárova 14, Praha 10

Pippa Pop-ins Nursery Schools

A Pippa Pop-ins House is a magical environment where children learn to be kind, independent and develop friendships. We aim for the children to understand feelings, respect for one another and have the opportunity to develop both holistically and academically. We place a great emphasis on individuality, creativity and self-expression.

We follow traditional standards with contemporary concepts and have created a curriculum which includes both the Early Years Foundation Stage and Montessori elements.  We believe in the importance of laying the foundations for good manners, cultural diversity, knowledge and sociability.

Rachel Watson, Principal of Pippa Pop-ins
Rachel Watson, Principal of Pippa Pop-ins

About
Pippa Pop-ins Nursery Schools

Known for their commitment to providing exceptional early childhood learning since 1992, Pippa Pop-ins values-based approach is perfectly aligned with the Little Dukes ethos, as is their commitment to providing a rich, nurturing, and supportive yet academically challenging environment.

The children are taught by dedicated teachers, who give each child the best opportunity to develop both holistically and academically through the benefit of small classes and an enriching curriculum. They ensure that all the children benefit from varied and well-directed early learning opportunities through their involvement in a wide range of practical and educational activities. Every child’s early learning needs are individually taken into account.

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Pippa Pop-ins Nursery School & Head Office
165 New King's Road, London, SW6 4SN
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Pippa Pop-ins Nursery School
233 New King's Road, London, SW6 4XE
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Pippa Pop-ins Nursery School
430 Fulham Road, London, SW6 1DU
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Pippa Pop-ins Nursery School
5 Kensington Place, London, W8 7PT

IEP Group

IEP’s mission is that all students participate in a stimulating, rich and challenging curriculum that provides them with opportunities to reach their unique potential and through this new partnership with Dukes Education we will be even better equipped to make that mission a reality.

We started our adventure in Spain at the end of 2016, with the partial acquisition of 3 schools in the Valencian community; subsequently, IEP was founded in May 2018 with the objective of becoming a major provider within the Spanish private schools market. Despite the COVID pandemic, we have managed to grow to a group of 7 schools,  employing 450 teachers and educating 4,800 students from 1 to 18 years old. This partnership will enable us to begin the next phase of our development, still under the IEP name and IEP has the honour of being the first schools group in Spain to join the Dukes Education family.

IEP and Dukes have a common set of values, vision and purpose, and we are excited by the tremendous potential this agreement offers IEP staff and students as we benefit from Dukes world-class people, reputation and infrastructure. Students at IEP will benefit from Dukes international exchange and summer camp opportunities, as well as different sport competitions and other exciting and engaging extra-curricular activities. IEP students will also benefit from more world-class career coaching, internship and university counselling, and will be able to confidently apply to any university world-wide through the Dukes platforms.

 

About
IEP Group

International Education Partnership (IEP) is an educational group based in Spain. Following the partial acquisition of three schools in the Valencian community at the end of 2016, IEP was founded in May 2018 with the objective of becoming a major provider within the Spanish private schools market. IEP has grown to become a group employing 450 teachers and educating 4,800 students from 1 to 18 years old. IEP schools have developed an excellent reputation for high-quality, British, bilingual education with a strong focus on digitisation, innovation, social awareness and a holistic approach, and this will continue under the guidance of the Dukes Family.

The Acorn Nursery School

Message from Carla Rodrigues, the Head of the Acorn:

“We like to think of the Acorn as a home from home. A safe place where your children can take their first steps into independence; and where you, their parents, can be supremely confident that they are cherished, secure, stimulated and, above all, happy along the way.

Our warm, caring and highly experienced staff understand the importance of nurturing strong roots in the young saplings in their care. Above all else, we encourage self-confidence, problem-solving and a love of learning, as core skills in our pupils. We want our Acorn children to embrace the joy of childhood and we believe these are the foundations of a successful journey through school and beyond. Put simply, we are here to encourage each and every child to be the best they can be in every aspect of their lives, to help them develop a love of learning that will last a lifetime.”

Carla Rodrigues, Head of the Acorn
Carla Rodrigues, Head of the Acorn

About
The Acorn Nursery School

The Acorn Nursery was founded in 1977 and is housed in a large Victorian property overlooking the church and grounds of St John’s.

We have been located in the Notting Hill area for many years and moved to our current premises in 1992. The nursery occupies the former parish rooms on the ground and basement floors. We have two large classrooms, two smaller teaching rooms and a private outside space bordering the beautiful Lansdowne Crescent communal gardens, which gives us the opportunity to venture outside to play and spend time in the fresh air.

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THE ACORN NURSERY SCHOOL
2 Lansdowne Crescent, London W11 2NH

“The Acorn brings the most loving, caring, stimulating and social learning environment for the little ones. The teachers are great and always look for opportunities to boost children’s self-confidence. My son runs to his class with excitement in the mornings and always leaves the Acorn with a huge smile on his face.”

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Notting Hill Prep School

I feel very privileged to be the Head of this wonderful school. NHP has quickly built a reputation as one of the leading prep schools in central London thanks to a combination of dynamic teaching, excellent academic results and a firm commitment to protect the joy of childhood.

 

I strongly believe that children thrive when they feel safe and happy. At NHP (affectionately re-named by the children as No Happier Place) we work hard to create a nurturing environment where our pupils’ views are respected and encouraged. Kindness and courtesy are key themes and we focus on the children’s ability to co-operate, to think collaboratively and to show consideration for the needs of others.

We are proud of our reputation as an advanced accredited Thinking School and through our Learning Habits and school values, we ensure that NHP pupils develop key life skills alongside academic ones. The children leave us with a problem-solving attitude and a toolkit on which to draw. They are confident, articulate, resourceful, resilient, independent and more than ready to face the next stage of their education.

It is a given that our pupils will move on to some of the leading schools in the country, but what is important for us is that they move on to the right school for them. That is the one which will allow them to flourish and build on the strong foundations that they have established here at NHP.

I hope that you have time to browse our website and see more of what makes our school so special and what makes an NHP pupil stand out from the crowd. Of course, the best way to get a feel for us is to come and visit and I look forward to welcoming you to our ‘hidden gem’ in the heart of Notting Hill.

About
Notting Hill Prep School

As you enter the doors of NHP, there is something uniquely special about the place. The school’s ethos of ‘academic rigour + the joy of childhood’ is embedded within everything it does – a balancing act that is fiercely protected by the staff and celebrated by the parents.

Whilst there is a real sense of academic focus as the children are challenged by specialist subject teaching, there is also joy to be had in learning and their experiences of school life.

The only advanced accredited prep Thinking School currently in England, the NHP approach to learning enables teachers, pupils and parents to have a deep understanding of how to learn and think effectively to prepare them for future life. Pupils are nurtured and encouraged to have a go, to celebrate marvellous mistakes and to think creatively and outside the box.A hub of creativity, music and the performing arts are the cornerstones of NHP life.  With music, drama and P4C being taught from Reception to Year 8, the children develop their self-confidence, collaborate creatively and reflect on work that they and their peers have produced.

Pastoral Care is intertwined across every aspect of school life. We have a comprehensive well-being programme which timetables pastoral activities into the school day to safeguard the children’s mental health and preserve the joy of childhood. The school has built strong links with some of the UK’s top senior schools both in London and further afield and places great emphasis on finding the right next school where each child will thrive and flourish.

Community Links

A core founding pillar of NHP is that we will continually strive to strengthen the close relationship between the school and the diverse local community in which we are situated.

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NOTTING HILL PREP SCHOOL
95 Lancaster Road, London, W11 1QQ

Notting Hill Prep School

95 Lancaster Road, London, W11 1QQ