About Us

About Us

The Clapham and Clapham Park Montessori Schools and the Montessori Infant Community provide high standards of nursery education in attractive and well-equipped environments.

The ratio of adults to children is at least 1:3 for children under 2, 1:4 for children aged 2-3 and 1:8 for children aged 3+. These ratios ensure that every child receives a great deal of individual attention.

We use the term ‘Children’s House’ to refer to our Nursery Schools, in accordance with Montessori’s notion of the ‘Casa dei Bambini’ , a home from home environment for children between 2 1/2 and 6 years of age.

Our well-qualified and experienced staff provide a calm and very happy ‘family’ atmosphere within which we aim to help every child to develop to his or her potential.

Let the children be free; encourage them; let them run outside when it is raining; let them remove their shoes when they find a puddle of water; and when the grass of the meadows is wet with dew, let them run on it and trample it with their bare feet; let them rest peacefully when a tree invites them to sleep beneath its shade; let them shout and laugh when the sun wakes them in the morning.

Dr Maria Montessori