For children aged 2 through to 5 years old

Our Nurseries Offer A True Montessori Education

Rainbow Montessori School includes two beautiful nurseries, situated in prime locations throughout North West London

Our very first nursery was established by Rainbow’s founder, Linda Madden, in our West Hampstead premises in 1982 and then Queen’s Park in 2009.

The independence and self-discipline instilled by the Montessori system of education has enabled Rainbow students to continue onto many of the most prestigious schools in the country – and beyond!!

The Montessori Principles

Principle 1

Respect for the Child

Respect for the Child is the major principle underlying the entire Montessori method.

Principle 2

The Absorbent Mind

We recognize the immense capacity of children to absorb information when given the freedom and independence to learn at their own pace.

Principle 3

Sensitive Periods

Focusing on the individual child and allowing them to develop at their own pace translates into confidence

Principle 4

The Prepared Environment

Each nursery adheres to the traditional layout of the Montessori classroom allowing children a wonderful learning environment and to choose freely from the learning materials as they wish.

Principle 5

Auto Eductation

This leads to individuals who are independent, confident and enjoy learning in whatever environment they find themselves in.

Rainbow Montessori School Ethos

To educate the whole person

Term Dates

Autumn 2023

Inset Day Schools Closed
Monday 4th September 2023
All Schools Start
Tuesday 5th September 2023
Half Term
23rd - 27th October 2023
All Schools End
Friday 8th December 2023

Spring 2024

Inset Day Schools Closed
Tuesday 2nd January 2024
All Schools Start
Wednesday 3rd January 2024
Half Term
12th - 16th February 2024
All Schools End
Thursday 28th March 2024

Summer 2024

Inset Day Schools Closed
Monday 15th April 2024
All Schools Start
Tuesday 16th April 2024
Half Term
27th May - 31st May 2024
All Schools End
Friday 19th July 2024

Testimonials From Parents And Pupils

Find Us

West Hampstead

St. James Hall, Sherriff Road, London, NW6 2AP

Find Us

Queen’s Park

London Inter Faith Centre, 125 Salusbury Rd, London NW6 6RG