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Term Dates


Begins: Wednesday, 8 Sep
Ends: Friday, 10 Dec
Half Term: Friday, 22 Oct - Friday, 29 Oct (inclusive)
Inset day – Thursday, 21st October (no school)


Begins: Thursday, 6 Jan
Ends: Friday, 25 Mar
Half Term: Monday, 14 Feb - Friday, 18 Feb (inclusive)
Inset day – Friday, 11th Feb (no school)


Begins: Wednesday, 20 Apr
Ends: Wednesday, 6 Jul
Half Term: Monday 30 May - Friday, 3 Jun (inclusive)

New September intake Induction Morning: Friday, 27th May – (no school)

Job Opportunities

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    Tue 29 October 19

    This year we have been chosen, along with a few other settings with strong inclusive practice across Richmond and Kingston, to take part in an inclusion-focused project funded by Achieving for Children. We will receive a comprehensive and enhanced programme of training to better support the inclusion of children with significant needs and at the end of the year we will become an Inclusion Hub setting. The role of Inclusion Hub settings is to contribute to the up-skilling of the Early Years sector, by sharing and disseminating excellent inclusive practice with other settings across both boroughs. The Barnes Montessori Nursery are delighted and excited to have... Read more


    Thu 04 July 19

    The Barnes Montessori Nursery celebrated 50 years with a Summer Fair on 4th July 2019. The occasion was enjoyed by many former, current and future pupils and their families. The brilliant sunshine brought added joy and happiness to the event where children enjoyed fun activities in the environment they so love, and where many hundreds of Barnes children have blossomed and thrived. The school originally started at the former Shoreline Building at the end of White Hart Lane in the summer of 1969. It moved to the Barnes Sports Club... Read more


    Fri 15 March 19

    The children helped raise money to support vulnerable people and communities in the UK and internationally. The vision is to create a world free from poverty and doing this by funding amazing organisations doing positive and creative things. There was much excitement as the children (and staff) came dressed in their pyjamas or in ‘red’. Donations were made for the Comic Relief red noses and, with the kind generosity of so many, the sum of £220 was raised. Many thanks to all! Read more

  • CHOSEN CHRISTMAS CHARITY 2018 - Kidney Research UK

    Sun 10 March 19

    A 29 year old niece of one of the staff members at the Barnes Montessori had a kidney transplant. This was after a long time waiting for the right ‘match’. Without the transplant she would most definitely have been on dialysis for the rest of her life. Sophie had faced many health challenges. Her father, who had his own health issues he had to address, was finally able to donate one of his kidneys. This has not come without its worries, challenges and post ‘op’... Read more

  • Celebrating Maria Montessori on International Women’s Day at the House of Lords

    Fri 08 March 19

    On International Women’s Day, which took place on the 8th of March 2019, Montessori St. Nicholas (MSN) held an event at the House of Lords to celebrate Maria Montessori and her legacy as an educator. We wanted to raise awareness of Maria Montessori’s pioneering life and the role the Montessori approach has in shaping future leaders and supporting equality. She was an early woman pioneer and this year marks the 100th anniversary of her first official visit to London.  Maria Montessori was a feminist and a fighter for women’s rights for all of her life and being able to host a... Read more


    Wed 05 December 18

    BARNES MONTESSORI NURSERY CELEBRATES ITS SUCCESSFUL ACCREDITATION BY THE MONTESSORI EVALUATION AND ACCREDITATION BOARD (MEAB) AT ITS LONDON AWARDS EVENT The Barnes Montessori Nursery celebrates its successful accreditation by the Montessori Evaluation and Accreditation Board (MEAB) at its London Awards event. On Wednesday, 5th December 2018 the Barnes Montessori nursery was awarded its third accreditation certificate by Leonor Stjepic, Chief Executive Officer of the Montessori St Nicholas Charity. Staff members, who could, attended the ceremony. Launched in 2008, with the assistance... Read more