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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)

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    Wed 14 February 18

    The Barnes Montessori Nursery chose Jigsaw4U. This was in memory of our much loved groundsman’s wife, Gayle, who sadly took her own life in March 2017 in very tragic circumstances. She left a husband and two young... Read more

  • RNLI Lifeboat

    Tue 21 November 17

    The children walked across to the River where we met up with the RNLI (Chiswick) Lifeboat team. They were shown the kits and lifesaving equipment they use in the event of having to save someone from... Read more

  • Presentation on The Montessori Approach

    Wed 04 October 17

    Presentation for Parents/Carers on our Montessori Approach to learning and development and the Early Years Foundation Stage Miss Anne-Marie, Miss Mary-Clare and Miss Kylie gave a Presentation on the Montessori approach to learning and development and the Early Years Foundation Stage.... Read more

  • Dynamic Dad's Day

    Thu 07 September 17

    To celebrate Fathers’ Day we invited fathers to join us on one of three mornings leading up to Fathers Day. Many signed up and either spent time in the classroom or outside playing football, joining in creative art... Read more

  • Dressed by the Kids Day

    Fri 16 June 17

    With the generosity of parents at the Barnes Montessori Nursery £273.05 was raised. The children ‘dressed the teachers’ to give poverty a dressing down. This has now been passed on to Oxfam and donations may... Read more


    Thu 15 June 17

    The Barnes Montessori Nursery raised £102 through the sale of the Easter Chicks. Trinity Hospice helps terminally ill patients in their care as well as their families, carers and friends. They rely... Read more

  • Chelsea Physic Garden Outing

    Wed 23 March 16

    All the children went by coach to CHELSEA PHYSIC GARDEN. The children were introduced to the gardens, plants and animal beasts with some easy art activities whilst going round the garden, finishing with plants and seeds for them... Read more


    Tue 22 March 16

    Following on from the official start of Spring, on a glorious day, an Easter Bunny came to visit the nursery school children leaving some eggs. There was great excitement as the children rushed to wave to... Read more

  • Royal Trinity Hospice – celebrating its 125 years of care!

    Mon 21 March 16

    The Barnes Montessori Nursery again supported the Trinity Hospice Easter Chick Campaign. Throughout the year teams of knitters knit a wide range of colourful chicks which are filled with an Easter Egg. With parents’ generosity £189.60 was raised... Read more

  • Sport Relief 2016

    Fri 11 March 16

    Parents and carers were invited to come and watch the children’s dance/movement sessions where they ‘warm up’ and dance to a story using lots of free expression. The children had made biscuits for their parents. Any donations were... Read more

  • Christmas Charity 2015 – Integrated Neurological Services (INS)

    Tue 01 December 15

    The Barnes Montessori Nursery’s selected 2015 Christmas Charity was INS. Parents very kindly donated items for our auction and many parents, carers and children baked cakes and biscuits for our cake stall. The Barnes Montessori Nursery “bake... Read more

  • Parent Evening Presentation

    Fri 20 November 15

    The Principal, Anne-Marie, introduced the evening by highlighting the importance of fostering ‘Independence’ as a foundation for life. Montessori’s famous quote: “Help me do it by myself” is a guiding principle and key aim of Montessori practitioners. Children... Read more

  • MEAB Awards Ceremony

    Fri 17 July 15

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  • Earth Day 2015

    Wed 22 April 15

    Earth Day 2015 was a global ‘give back to Earth’ event, as an ‘offering’ for all the planet gives us. Earth Day aims to inspire awareness of and appreciation for earth’s environment…..something, we believe Maria Montessori would have supported. Miss Kim kindly... Read more

  • Trinity Hospice Chicks

    Tue 31 March 15

    Donations for little knitted chicks with Easter chocolate eggs raised £191.42. Trinity Hospice provides skilled, compassionate end of life care to individuals and support for families, friends and carers in our central and south west London community. They rely heavily... Read more

  • Red Nose Day

    Tue 31 March 15

    The children at the Barnes Montessori Nursery raised £72.35. We had a fun morning. The children got involved and most wanted their faces painted. The staff worked hard doing an excellent and professional job painting the children’s... Read more

  • Christmas Charity 2014

    Thu 11 December 14

    The Barnes Montessori chose the PADDOCK SCHOOL CAFÉ for their Christmas Charity. The Paddock School is a special school in Roehampton for students aged 11 – 19 with severe learning difficulties.... Read more

  • Parent Presentation & New website launch

    Fri 07 November 14

    On Friday, 7th November we held a special Parent Presentation, with a speaker, to launch our new website. This was well attended and a great success. Barbara Isaacs, Director for National Strategies for Montessori and the Senior Accreditation... Read more

  • 45th Anniversary Celebration

    Wed 02 July 14

    Barnes Montessori Nursery celebrated its 45th birthday with its annual Sports Day and many fun activities for all the children to enjoy. We welcomed parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and carers. There was a festive and happy... Read more


    Fri 15 March 13

    On Red Nose Day (15th March 2013) the Barnes Montessori Nursery supported the Octavia Appeal’s Heart Day Project. The Octavia Appeal is the paediatric arm of the Friends of the Royal Brompton Hospital. With the generosity of parents the fantastic... Read more

  • Queen's Diamond Jubilee 2012

    Sat 02 June 12

    The children of the Barnes Montessori Nursery celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in many ways. On 15th May they went to Richmond Park for the Queen’s visit to the Borough. In their crowns and specially designed t-shirts for the occasion... Read more


    Fri 24 February 12

    Richmond & Twickenham Times BARNES MONTESSORI NURSERY achieved an OUTSTANDING in all areas at a recent Ofsted inspection. Barnes Montessori Nursery was praised for the way pupils made rapid progress in areas of learning and development. Principal, Anne-Marie True... Read more


    Sat 18 June 11

    Anne-Marie True, BA (Hons), Mont. Dip. – Principal and Proprietor since 1987. Anne-Marie True was awarded Montessorian of the Year in recognition for her hard work and dedication to the Montessori cause. She has high Montessori values and these drive her... Read more


    Wed 24 June 09

    The Barnes Montessori Nursery celebrated its 40th birthday with a colourful pageant representing the decades. All the children took part and there was a touch of nostalgia. Later there was much fun with games and activities in glorious sunshine. Parents,... Read more


    Sat 06 January 07

    Richmond & Twickenham Times Barnes Montessori Nursery was involved in nationwide activities to commemorate 100 years since the Montessori foundation. The Barnes Montessori Nursery was one of a handful of schools selected to sing in Westminster Abbey in December 2007 to... Read more