“(together, “Montessori”)”

Montessori St Nicholas Charity is committed to protecting your privacy and takes keeping your data secure seriously. This policy explains how we and our subsidiary, Montessori Centre International (plus our Montessori Schools Association and the Montessori Evaluation and Accreditation Board), may collect and use your information.

‘Data Protection Legislation’: (i) unless and until the GDPR is no longer directly applicable in the UK, the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, as amended or updated from time to time, in the UK and then (ii) any successor legislation to the GDPR or the Data Protection Act 1998.

 You may contact us:

Data Protection Officer

Montessori St Nicholas Charity

Marlborough House, 38 Marlborough House, London, NW8 0PE

Tel: 020 7493 8300


Our promise

  • We will always store your personal information securely
  • We will only hold your information for as long as necessary
  • We will only contact you in the ways you have requested
  • We will always tell you how we are using your information
  • We will stop using your data if you ask us to stop

This policy includes

  1. How we collect information
  2. Our website
  3. What personal information we collect
  4. How we use your personal information
  5. How do we protect your information?
  6. Changes to information
  7. Your right to your information
  8. Transfer of data to and from third countries
  9. Your Preferences

How we collect information

We will collect information you provide when you:

  • Telephone, email or enquire about one of our services
  • Sign up to receive updates about our college, nursery and charitable efforts
  • Attend one of our events, including open days and conferences, and provide us with information
  • Join our Montessori Schools Association
  • Volunteer for us

We may also receive information about you from third parties, but only if you have given them permission to share your information. Examples of this may be Eventbrite or Just Giving, or if you post about one of our services on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms. You can refer to the privacy policies of these organisations to understand how they share information.

  1. Our website

Our website uses cookies, they are small pieces of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enable the server to collection information from the browser. Most, if not all, websites do this, and that’s because cookies allow the website to do useful things like find out whether the computer (and probably its user) has visited the website before and reuse any preferences set from previous visits. Any information that is supplied by cookies can help us to provide you with a better service and assists us to analyse the profile of you, our visitor.

A cookie is a small text file stored on your computer. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used. This is perfectly safe and doesn’t affect the performance of your computer in any way. It does mean that if you’re using the same computer we can potentially recognise you when you revisit our website. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies, however, if you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

For further information, please refer to our full Cookie Policy which can be found on our website.

Our website uses Google Analytics to provide us with data about visitors to the website. It has been set so that your IP address is anonymised when processed by Google Analytics. This means that although it will be able to identify general things about you such as your country, computer operating system, web browser, and the pages you viewed on the website, you will not be personally identifiable.

  1. What personal information we collect

The type and amount of personal information we collect and how we will use it depends on why you have provided it. Some information will be required to ensure we can process your enquiry and help you.

Most personal information you provide to Montessori St Nicholas is collected because you have consented to Montessori St Nicholas. This allows us to stay in touch with you, let you know about important news and events about our charitable efforts, information from the nursery and college developments.

If you enquire about one of our services, we will collect where relevant:

  • Your full name
  • Your email address
  • Your telephone number
  • Your address
  • Your contact preferences
  • Your date of birth
  • Your highest grade of education
  • Your bank details
  • Information about you that will ensure us to communicate with you with relevant and tailored information.

Children’s data

We do not actively collect information about any child under the age of 16. If we receive enquiries from an individual under the age of 16, we will ask for parental or guardian consent to collect the information.

  1. How we use your personal information

We will use your personal information in a number of ways, including:

  • To process your application to one of our services including our training courses and nurseries
  • To administer your donation, including Gift Aid processing
  • To invite you to open events, seminars and conferences
  • To maintain our records and ensure the information we have includes the most up to date preferences on how you wish us to contact you
  • To help us improve our campaigns and the communications we provide to enquirers
  • To provide you with any requested services such as careers advice or certificates
  • We may create a summary of your relationship with the organisation and your interests so that we can contact you in the most appropriate way
  • To avoid contacting you about opportunities that are not relevant to you
  • To analyse and improve our website and social media services
  1. How do we protect your information?

Your personal information is important to us and it is stored in a secure database. Our database has been established with industry-recommended security features and regular security reviews are carried out.

We take appropriate measures to ensure the information you disclose is kept secure, accurate and up-to-date and stored only on our database for as long as necessary.

We ensure that only authorised Montessori St Nicholas Charity staff have access to your information and that they are trained to manage your data and ensure its safety.

  1. Changes of information

If your personal details change, please notify us so we can keep our information up to date.

You can update your details by emailing or by calling           020 7493 8300 or by writing to us at Marlborough House, 38 Marlborough Place, London, NW8 0PE.

  1. Your right to your information

You have the right to request a copy of all information we hold about you. If you wish to exercise this right, please email or send your request to Marlborough House, 38 Marlborough Place, London, NW8 0PE.

If the information we hold is incorrect or you disagree with it, you have the right to ask us to correct it and we will always aim to correct any requests within 24 hours.

  1. Transfer of data to and from third countries

We have a number of approved centres and registered learners outside the UK.  Countries within the European Union have the same GDPR requirements and data protection safeguards as the UK.  We may collect and process individual data from countries which do not have equivalent data protection legislation (e.g Dubai). We collect, process and transfer data from all centres, learners and individuals in the way that is set out in this notice regardless of the country of origin. We have confirmed the level of data protection and been assured of adequate safeguards by the relevant centres. 

  1. Your Preferences

We may contact you by email or by phone in order to tell you about college developments and our charitable efforts. It is your choice about the way you want to receive our communications. We will not contact you if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted.

You can change your preferences at any time by visiting our website or by emailing or by calling 020 7493 8300 or by writing to:

Data Protection Officer

Marlborough House

38 Marlborough Place

London, NW8 0PE.