St Nicholas Preparatory School

St. Nicholas Preparatory School is a happy, vibrant independent school with a Montessori Nursery and Reception. Located in the heart of central London in Kensington, St. Nicholas provides a demanding and balanced education for children aged 3 to 11. The co-owner is Cognita See

SNPS is a modern school founded on traditional values that prepares children for entrance to leading London schools. Together with academic and intellectual achievement the school believes that the happiness of a child is a true measure of success, and that children learn best when they are happy. It therefore focuses on developing the whole person and successfully preparing each pupil for life as a fulfilled adult.

The hard work of the staff has been reflected in an Ofsted rating of ‘Good with many outstanding features

The Head Teacher welcomes visits from prospective parents at times to suit. Further details of SNPS can be found at the school’s website:

Longacre Childcare Ltd

There are two nursery settings at Longacre Longacre Day Care itself and Broughton Cottage. Both are located in Sevenoaks, Kent. Montessori St Nicholas acquired these nurseries in 2013.

Our nurseries try to avoid an institutionalised feel but are homely and creative. Children learn spontaneously within a happy, loving and secure environment designed to meet their changing needs. We are very proud of our staff who are known for their dedication and commitment to each and every child that comes through our doors. They are professional, friendly and caring, giving support to both the children and their parents.

Working within the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, our philosophy is based on a combination of Montessori education principles and the importance of outdoor play. Our environments are special places which provide plenty of opportunities to explore and discover, encouraging children to learn through their senses and by discovery, promote self-confidence and independence, whilst learning to work and play companionably with others.

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