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St Margarets Montessori

We believe that when your child walks through the threshold of one of our nurseries, you should know they are in a place where they will receive the highest levels of care, attention and support.


£1,324.60 - £4,432.00

Children 55
Staff 8

Nursery characteristics

Staff duration, experience & knowledge
Diversity of beliefs
Family atmosphere

Term Dates

Autumn Term 2022 – Tuesday 6th September – Friday 9th December

Half-term: Monday 24th October – Monday 31st October inclusive

Monday 5th September – Staff Inset Day

Monday 31st October – Staff Inset Day


Spring Term 2023 – Thursday 5th January – Friday 24th March

Half-term: Monday 13th February – Friday 17th February inclusive

Tuesday 3rd January – Staff Inset Day

Wednesday 4th January – Staff Inset Day


Summer Term 2023 – Tuesday 18th April – Friday 14th July

Half-term: Monday 29th May – Monday 5th June inclusive

Bank Holiday: Monday 1st May

Monday 17th April – Staff Inset Day

Monday  5th June – Staff Inset Day



Autumn Term 2023 – Wednesday 6th September – Wednesday 13th December

4th and 5th September – Staff Inset Days

Half-Term: Monday 23rd – Friday 27th October


Spring Term 2024 – Tuesday 9th January – Friday 22nd March

8th January – Staff Inset Day

Half-Term: Monday 12th – Friday 16th February


Summer Term 2024 – Wednesday 17 April – Friday 12′ July

16th April – Staff Inset Day

3rd June – Staff Inset Day

Half-term: Monday 27th May – Monday 3rd June

May Bank Holiday: Monday 6th May

Care details

Weeks open per year Care Period(s) Funding Meals Early drop offs
38 8:00am to 4:00pm 3yrs(15hrs) No Yes


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Head’s Comment

Claudia N

Claudia Neves

Montessori Diploma

Welcome to St Margarets Montessori!

The best way I can describe St Margarets Montessori Nursery School is using the Zulu word, ‘Ubuntu’. A word to express the understanding of human interdependency and connectedness. It is a celebration of the wonders of our diversity, encouraging each individual to live their full potential and see the potential in others.

Ubuntu is evident in our dedicated team, always ready to support each other, to create the best possible community environment for our children and their families to join.

The Montessori philosophy is closely linked with this same understanding, called the Cosmic Education. Respecting that each child is important as an individual, but that all of these individuals are interlinked with each other, and nature as a whole.

In our rich and very carefully prepared school environment, the children are encouraged to explore, discover, question and reflect. Curiosity leads them to engage and learn, to keep probing deeper, to develop their concentration and an inquisitive mind. Leading them to love learning and become learners for life; confident and aware of their importance.

We are so fortunate to have a large garden that the children can enjoy everyday, whatever the weather! On a daily basis, they experience their connection with nature, learning their essential role in the balance of our common home. This is supported through Forest School as well as being part of the Eco School.

We don’t only connect the children to the natural world but also to the world in which they live, helping them to feel part of the wider community. Walks to the shop and library, helping our neighbours and visiting our local Care Home via our Intergenerational Project with BRIGHTER TOGETHER, all foster strong relationships with our local community.

Our family is always growing, and we would love to invite you to come and see what we are all about.

Claudia Neves



Book a visit to Riverside St Margarets Montessori Nursery School…

We are having an Open Day at the new Riverside Richmond Day Nursery!

Join us on Wednesday 6th or Friday 15th December to look around our beautiful new setting

To let us know that you would like to come along, leave your details with us below and add the date that you would like to visit in the ‘additional details’ box.

We do hope to see you soon!