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With a bespoke and individualised education, delivered with nurturing, loving care, we provide the best start for your child. We help to foster independent thinking alongside the development of early years qualities and dispositions such as a child’s awareness of their environment, empathy for others, communication excellence and above all, self-confidence.

Contact Information
  • Phone Number
    020 8891 2675
  • Group/Owner
    Riverside Nursery Schools
  • Person in Charge
    Claudia Neves (Head Educator)
  • Number of Staff
  • When Closed
    School Holidays
  • Type of Service
    Nursery School – Privately OwnedOpen term timeSessional Day Care
  • Total Places for children
  • Age range
    from2 years 0 monthsto5 years 0 months
  • Opening Days
  • Opening Hours
    0900-1205 & 1210-1515
Funding & Fees

  • Teresa P
    October 22, 2021 at 12:00 am

    The staff are wonderful, nurturing, smiley and enthusiastic. The nursery provides a home-from-home experience for my little girl who has so much fun exploring the various indoor activities as well as the natural world outside in the lovely rear garden. She has really flourished from being at the nursery and that’s thanks to the highly skilled staff who have a very bespoke approach to bringing out the best in each child. Forest school is a real winner too – I keep telling her how lucky she is to experience it each week! It’s the most wonderful start to her independent life away from home.

  • Clara G
    October 22, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Our daughter joined this wonderful nursery 1 month ago.
    We recently moved from another part of London so we didn’t know the area or any other family.
    The teachers and administrators have been wonderfully supportive in this transition and our daughter goes to school every morning with a smile on her face.
    The staff have elegantly tolerated delays and requests from our side, making this period as nice as possible.
    The families have been extremely welcoming, and it feels we are now part of a supportive community.
    The facilities are great, the garden is extensive and full of greenery, the montessori method supports independence and love for learning.

    Couldn’t be happier.

  • Emily S
    October 27, 2021 at 12:00 am

    The staff at St Margaret’s Montessori are an inspirational bunch of role models.
    My daughter has the most fun when she is at nursery. She fully engages with the Montessori activities and her enthusiasm is nourished as the teachers follow her lead, pursuing her individual interests alongside her.
    Last term, parents were invited in for an afternoon giving the children an opportunity to show us their classroom and demonstrate some of their activities. Personally, a highlight was seeing the pride, care and respect the children have for their environment and equipment.
    Through membership of this special community, my four-year-old knows how to interact with other children and adults, how to express herself and be understood. From the stories I hear about her nursery day, it’s clear she knows what’s fair, inclusive, polite and generous, and that she strives for these qualities in herself.

  • Farah S
    November 4, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Absolutely wonderful nursery, with equally wonderful headteacher and key workers, who are very caring, nurturing, and genuinely interested in my son’s development. The nursery offers an impressive array of learning facilities, tools, and subject areas to expand the little one’s mind to new, exciting things. I feel that being at Riverside has really bought out my son’s inquisitive side and often comes home curious about the things he has learned that day, such as how volcanoes work (at the age of three and a half!). What I also love about the nursery is the amazing garden and the encouragement of engaging with nature at a young age. A magical nursery, one that I would highly recommend to any family.

  • Abi H
    November 25, 2021 at 12:00 am

    We’re so glad we found this nursery for our daughter. It really has everything we could ask for. It’s a small nursery and the facilities are great – each classroom is thoughtfully designed with Montessori principles in mind, the garden is beautiful and huge and really fosters a love for outdoors, plus they run football sessions and Forest School every week.

    The atmosphere at the nursery is incredibly nurturing and calming and they really live and breathe the Montessori values, which is fostering confidence and a love of independent learning in our child.

    Finally, the teachers are all absolutely fantastic. I know my daughter has built strong bonds with each of them and is able to trust and connect with them. I feel totally confident that they know each child and treat them as individuals in a positive, respectful, and supportive way. They really do a great job of getting them ready to join the wider world as responsible, caring and resilient little people.

  • S C
    February 22, 2022 at 12:00 am

    We looked at most of the nurseries in the St. Margarets and Twickenham area when we moved into the area last summer but always felt that something was missing. A lot of the nurseries were very rigid on their settling in (or should I say lack of) approach which put us off given our daughter was born just before the pandemic and is quite shy and anxious by nature. Many had a high staff turnover or seemed to be run by staff who lacked enthusiasm. A few lacked or had no outside space. When we visited St. Margaret’s Montessori we were bowled over by the energy of the people who work there, the wonderful setting including the amazing garden, and of course the Montessori principles which we knew would suit our curious and inquisitive daughter. What we didn’t realise at the time was just how nurturing, caring, patient and flexible they would be. I feel so happy that she is in such great hands.

  • Nuray A
    May 11, 2022 at 12:00 am

    My son and we are really happy and very thankful to be a part of the nursery. They take ultimate care of each child passionately and my son is learning a lot in the nursery. Definitely great staff and nursery.

  • A W
    May 26, 2022 at 12:00 am

    My daughter has been going to Riverside Montessori for almost a year now and I am absolutely thrilled at the experience she’s had. The teaching staff are incredible, the weekly forest school seems like so much fun and I can see how much my daughter loves learning as a result of her experience. It’s a truly special place and I only wish they offered places beyond age five!

  • C L
    July 30, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Our family moved to this area this year, and feel so lucky to put my son in Riverside Montessori. The teachers and staff are truly amazing, kind, and very supportive. Honestly, I was a bit worried in the beginning as my son is not a native speaker, but the teachers gave me confidence and showed me their patience. During these months in the nursery, I can see my son has grown and learned so much, he becomes more confident and more independent. Our family is extremely grateful for that.

  • Clara G
    August 4, 2022 at 12:00 am

    This nursery is incredible! The teachers are caring, dedicated and inspiring, the building is very homely and light, and the garden is huge and idyllic. Our daughter has experienced and enjoyed all seasons in it, from water play in the summer, to discovering a hedgehog waking up from his winter’s hibernation, and den building in autumn. As a European parent, I felt that the school was very encouraging and inclusive when it comes to different cultures, languages and nationalities. Our daughter would go to the school Monday-Friday, from 9am to 3pm and has always looked forward to it. We have always received accurate information on her developments and assistance if needed. The whole school ethos is children-centered and everyone strives to grow the natural talents and interests of every individual child. Every parent I speak to feels the same about this school and would recommend it thoroughly!

  • Eliza C
    September 9, 2022 at 12:00 am

    I cannot rate St Margarets Montessori more highly. The staff are wonderful, caring, kind but also highly professional. They’re part of the family now and I cannot wait to send my younger daughter in a years time.

  • Carol S
    March 31, 2023 at 12:00 am

    My daughter attends with the biggest smile on her face everyday! Incredible nursery with amazing staff. You can see and feel the love from everyone that works here.
    They are really engaging with our daughter and care for her like one of their own, it’s so reassuring to know she’s safe and happy.
    I honestly can’t praise or recommend this nursery highly enough.

  • Amanda B
    August 18, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Riverside Nursery Schools, St Margaret’s Montessori is a very special place.
    Our daughter has attended the nursery since she was 2 and has had a brilliant experience – from the nurturing, kind staff and the beautiful, large garden to the wide array of activities (forest school, yoga, science experiments, sewing…) – I can’t think of a better place for her to have spent her pre-school years.
    The staff are smart and thoughtful – everything about the nursery is designed and implemented for a child-centred reason.
    I’m very grateful that my daughter has been able to attend this nursery. I have only positive things to say about it and would absolutely recommend it.

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