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We have recently located and have been successfully providing childcare and education for children in the Mortlake/Sheen area for 23 years of Good Ofsteds.

We are very popular with parents and our staff have been with us for many years. Many of the staff have had their own children at the nursery school.

The owner Liz Maitland has sucessfully  owned 3 nursery schools for 23 years. She has a Montessori  Degree, BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies, Norland Dipolma with Distinction, NNEB, RSH Nursery Nurse. Liz has dedicated her life to the love and care of the children, formally a Primary school teacher.

Contact Information
  • Phone Number
    020 8878 0756
  • Person in Charge
    Liz Maitland (Principal)
  • Number of Staff
  • When Closed
    School Holidays
  • Type of Service
    Nursery School – Privately OwnedOpen term timeSessional Day Care
  • Total Places for children
  • Age range
    from1 years 5 monthsto6 years 0 months
  • Parking
    Free Parking
  • Opening Days
  • Opening Hours
    Mon-Thu 0845-1430, Fri 0845-1300
  • Nicola H
    September 29, 2016 at 12:00 am

    My son has enjoyed being at St Mary Magdalen Montessori since the day he joined and continues to do so a year later. He started when he was 2 years old and the staff were absolutely fantastic in welcoming him and providing him with a warm, loving, caring and fun environment. My key was always that he was happy and had fun at such a young age but I have to say how impressed I am with the way they inject learning and development into the day without him even knowing. He has come on leaps and bounds. He talks about his day from the minute he gets home and during holiday time, he can’t wait to get back to his friends and the teachers. A lovely relaxed, friendly environment and as a mother, I feel very confident that my son is happy, well looked after and being taught to a high standard.

  • Gemma O
    July 7, 2017 at 12:00 am

    During the year that my daughter has spent at the nursery, I have been hugely impressed by how much she has progressed in the staff’s warm, engaging and enthusiastic care. Since the first day, when she immediately felt comfortable in the welcoming and friendly environment there, she has run into the nursery every day. She has made many friends and has grown hugely in confidence. Each day she comes home and talks about what she’s been doing – from ballet, cooking, football, to French or music – she has never been bored. Unfortunately, due to a change in circumstances, she is leaving the nursery this year, but I know she will really miss both the teachers and her friends, and I know she will have many happy memories of her time spent there.

  • Rachel M
    July 7, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Excellent nursery I highly recommend my son attended here for two years. He started as a very shy child and with the love and care of the staff really helped with his confidence with other children and adults. The staff are very welcoming and very professional willing to help with any questions and go above and beyond to facilitate this.

  • Natalie F
    September 12, 2017 at 12:00 am

    My daughter has attended this very welcoming nursery since the term beginning after she turned 2 years old (she will soon be 4). She will be returning next term for her final year in September. The setting is lovely and the size and layout of the space works well. The staff are all fantastic and always warm and welcoming. The equipment provided is very good and the nursery is kept very clean and safe. The nursery always looks well decorated with the children’s artwork and term projects. My daughter has done really well and enjoys all the extra activities which are: French, music, cooking, dance and football. She has made some really good friends there too. I highly recommend this nursery and will be really sad when my daughter leaves to go to school.

  • Jennifer K
    July 2, 2018 at 12:00 am

    My daughter (who turned 2 in March) started at the nursery in April 2018 and she absolutely loves it.
    She comes home every day very happy and enjoys telling me all the different activities she has been doing during the day.
    She also takes part in a different activity every day which includes cooking, football, ballet, French and music which she loves.
    All the staff made us feel very welcome and have all been amazing with her.
    It is a very friendly, welcoming, nurturing and clean environment where I feel my daughter is well cared for.
    The nursery is well equipped and I think the space is perfect for the children.
    It also has two outdoor spaces for the different age groups which are lovely.
    I would highly recommend this nursery and we very much look forward to the autumn term.

  • Bianca V
    March 24, 2021 at 12:00 am

    My two children aged four and two years attend this nursery. The staff are very kind and engage the kids in stimulating activities. There is a friendly and communal atmosphere. We have appreciated the nursery staying open during the pandemic. I highly recommend.

  • Katherine E
    March 29, 2021 at 12:00 am

    My daughter started at two and a half years old and has attended for six months. I will send my younger daughter when she turns two. The staff are very friendly and obviously care deeply about the children in their care. My daughter absolutely loves going and often comes home with very creative artwork matched to activities in the calendar, using a great range of craft supplies which is a joy. She loves tennis and ballet. Her speech and counting have improved noticeably and the Montessori approach is beneficial as she enjoys tidying up now! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this wonderful nursery. The staff take Covid-19 precautions very seriously to protect everyone. Well done all at St Mary Magdalen Montessori Nursery School.

  • Angus A
    March 29, 2021 at 12:00 am

    My son spent three extremely happy years at St Mary Magdalen Montessori Nursery School. The staff are fantastic, and he made lots of lovely friends. He was very shy when he started, but due to the love and attention of the staff, he very quickly became a very confident little boy. They have a great programme which includes cookery, ballet and football, he especially loved cooking and playing football. The nursery also has many events throughout the year, we especially enjoyed sports day and the Easter egg hunt. They also hold a Christmas play, which is very sweet, and all of the children take part; it was very well organised, and I would recommend the nursery.

  • Anna O
    May 18, 2021 at 12:00 am

    My daughter has been at this nursery since she turned two. She has absolutely loved it, and our home is now an art gallery! She has had a great start to her education thanks to the loving and nurturing support shown to her and the increasingly crucial safety aware and secure environment of the nursery and its wonderful staff.

  • Justina R
    January 13, 2023 at 12:00 am

    My son is very happy at Busy Lizzie’s Montessori nursery. He is going willingly and is really happy to see his teachers and that is the most important for me. I like the way this nursery operates, I like the people who work there, and I like the weekly activities they create for children, overall they have and do everything that I have wanted for my child. My son started at one and a half years old and at this moment he is nearly three. He has the environment to be social and creative, and I believe it is contributing a lot to his overall development. I am confident he will have all the skills before starting primary school. I highly recommend Busy Lizzie’s Montessori nursery/preschool to any parent and if I ever have more children, this nursery will always be my first choice in East Sheen.

  • N I
    January 13, 2023 at 12:00 am

    My eldest attended this wonderful Montessori 10 years ago and now my younger two aged 2 and 3 also attend. The nursery manager has always been so accommodating to the children’s needs and the staff are professional and friendly. My boys have flourished at Busy Lizzie’s Montessori and I would highly recommend it for parents who want to send their children to nursery.

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