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Clifton Lodge Preparatory School for girls and boys is a friendly, academic and nurturing school, with a nursery for children from the age of three years.

Children join the Nursery from the age of 3 and are taught by a dedicated, qualified teacher and caring support teaching assistant in a homely classroom. The small class size with a maximum of 20 children, enables individual and personalised learning. Work is clearly differentiated with each child taught at the appropriate level for their ability. Pupils are introduced to learning through a mixture of adult and child led activities covering the EYFS expectations with a strong focus on reading. There is also plenty of Art and craft which develops creative flair.

French, Music and Sport lessons are taught by specialist teachers. The Nursery also provides plenty of free play to ensure all children thrive through learning to share and use their imagination.

Children can be dropped off from 8am and there is after-school provision each day until 6pm, as well as onsite holiday clubs.

Contact Information
  • Contact Email
  • Phone Number
    020 8579 3662
  • Group/Owner
    Cognita Schools
  • Person in Charge
    Michael Belsito (Head)
  • When Closed
    School Holidays
  • Type of Service
    Nursery School – Privately OwnedOpen term timeFull Day Care
  • Total Places for children
  • Age range
    from3 years 0 monthsto11 years 0 months
  • Opening Days
  • Opening Hours
  • Rachel K
    February 17, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Our son started in lower reception as he reached his 4th birthday. Over the year, we saw his confidence and social interaction soar alongside his basic reading, writing and counting. He genuinely loved every day at “BIG SCHOOL”. We loved the small class size (12 max) which meant he always got the support, encouragement and attention he needed. It was the perfect start to his educational needs.

  • L B
    February 7, 2018 at 12:00 am

    My son joined the nursery in September 2017. The staff have been warm and friendly which has enabled him to settle in well.
    There was a noticeable improvement in his speech and understanding of words/sentences in the first term and I am confident he will continue to thrive here.

  • N V
    May 16, 2018 at 12:00 am

    We have been exceptionally pleased with Clifton Lodge School – Nursery. Good manners and kindness are the ethos of the school and you can certainly see it! Pupils hold open doors and teachers greet pupils with a ‘good morning’ and a ‘good afternoon’ handshake every day. The Headmaster / Headmistress greet all pupils with a handshake at the school entrance every morning – my son loves this routine! Lunches are family style with their teachers. A lot of thought and effort goes into preparing the food and menus. Clifton has a good allergy and no nut policy. The teachers are well informed about managing allergies and avoiding allergens. This was very important to us knowing our child was safe at school. Since starting at Clifton my son has thrived in all aspects of his development. He loves his teachers and he loves learning to read and write. Seeing my child happy and growing in confidence as he learns something new is amazing. My son loves going to school every day!

  • Xiaohua C
    May 29, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Clifton Lodge School is a small, nurturing and friendly school. It provides my son with a stimulating learning environment. During his year in the nursery class, he has progressed rapidly in reading, writing and numerical skills as well as singing and dancing activities. The teachers and school management are approachable. Parents are invited to be part of the school community with close involvement in the child’s education. Kids are happy and well behaved.

  • L B
    November 4, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The nursery is well integrated into the life of the school meaning the children bond well with the older children and quickly adapt to a school setting. The staff are kind, experienced and professional. They create a fun environment with a great range of opportunities for the children and fun activities. My son has settled in quickly despite him being very young in the academic year. His older brother also settled well a few years ago, so I am confident the nursery can take the credit. Wonderful place for children to begin their journey towards school.

  • E S
    May 26, 2021 at 12:00 am

    My son is in his final term at nursery and we could not be happier with the school. There is a real focus on learning but a lot of time is also devoted to developing the children emotionally and my son has become far more confident and resilient over the course of the school year.

  • Anthony B
    May 26, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Our son is in nursery and is developing very well. The school are extremely supportive and highly communicative with regards to his progress. The acting head is wonderful and always welcomes the children personally every morning. We are very pleased we choose this school.

  • Baljit B
    March 14, 2023 at 12:00 am

    We have been very impressed with the care and attention that my daughter receives at Clifton Lodge. The nursery teacher and teaching assistant are both so friendly, kind and caring. My daughter has started to write her name and form letters and numbers. She has become confident and enjoys going to nursery everyday, and she even asks if she can go to nursery at the weekend as well! She has learned so much being in a small classroom, with so many resources. The food at snack times and lunch are always enjoyed as well. The after-school care and clubs are a great addition for those who are working and need the extra wrap-around care. We are delighted with the school and are looking forward to a smooth transition into reception.

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