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Kindred Cator Park Montessori Pre-School

Set in the heart of the lovely Cator Park, in Beckenham, our pre-school uses the Montessori method of teaching, which is based on a deep respect for children as unique individuals. Our children are free to choose, explore and enjoy learning experiences. This helps them to build confidence in their own abilities and stimulate their imaginations and creativity, and provides a firm foundation for future learning.




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Extended and school days available

This nursery is OUTSTANDING” Latest Ofsted Inspection




  • We offer exceptional childcare and early years education to children aged from 2 years up to 5 years
  • We are open from 8:30am to 5:00pm
  • We are open term time only.
  • We offer 15 & 30 hours funded sessions for 2, 3 & 4 year olds
  • Small classes with a dedicated teacher to meet the teaching and learning needs for the specific age.


  • Highly qualified Montessori teachers, including level 4 Montessori Diploma and degree level teachers
  • Set within the grounds of the beautiful Cator Park
  • Physical and Nutritional Coordinator leading on health and wellbeing
  • Read our SEND Local Offer Report
  • Recognised as Outstanding by Ofsted in all areas since 2009 check out our latest inspection report

Parent Reviews

  • "Amazing pre-school! My son started in January and we can see a difference (compared to an old nursery). He is always learning. Different activities and the staff really care which makes a huge difference.
    My son used to be a bit on the shy side but not anymore with Kindred Cator Park Montessori Pre-school! 

    Really feel part of the team and made so many friends.
    I wish we found the place sooner.
    Definitely recommend it."

    Za Z

  • "Kindred Cator Park is such a productive environment for our daughter whilst also providing love, safety, care and friendship. It is the perfect stepping stone to reception, and our daughter is thriving, learning new skills every day. She has formed a wonderful friendship group, and we see such development each week. Wonderful."

    Nicola F

  • "We couldn’t be happier to choose Cator Park Montessori Pre-school for the childcare setting of our two kids. The staff are caring, dedicated and highly qualified, and our kids have been happy there since day one. It’s a nurturing environment that helps our kids grow in confidence and independence whilst 

    fostering curiosity and fun."

    S F

  • "Absolutely fabulous nursery setting. Wonderful, caring, gentle staff who have an interest in each child as an individual, and they offer a genuine Montessori setting (most nurseries we viewed only had one Montessori practitioner). It's fairly small, which is great for my child, who had never been away from family, as I was worried he would find it overwhelming.
    My only small quibble is you have to provide your own packed lunch, but that is a minor inconvenience.
    I highly recommend this nursery and can't wait to watch my son's progression as he grows."

    C B

Our Awards

Top 20 Large Nursery Groups 2023

Nursery Group of the Year

                                                           Nursery Group of the Year

Our Montessori approach to Pre-School

Our aim is to develop “the whole child”, instilling an enthusiasm for learning, and building strong foundations for our pupils’ future education. The Montessori Method believes that a teacher’s role is merely one to aid and support the child’s exploration and creativity, while the child learns from their environment and other children at their own pace. This method has shown to help foster independence, confidence, a sense of pride in their achievements and positive self-esteem from an early age. 

  • Free-play activities, such as a role play area and construction toys for imaginary play to develop spatial awareness, motor skills, language and social skills
  • Our mud-kitchen, digging, mini beast and planting areas add to the whole outdoor experience. In addition, our children enjoy a carefully planned programme of special activities, outings and events including nature walks in the park, visits to the library and the teddy-bears picnic where we eat the food harvested from the children’s own planting programme
  • Easily accessible Montessori materials in our indoor and outdoor classrooms, including activities for “Everyday Living”, “Education of the Senses”, “Mathematics”, “Literacy”, “Cultural” and “Understanding the World

Begin your child's Kindred Adventure!

During your one-to-one visit we will talk you through our ethos, show you how we inspire our children to be curious learners and help you to experience how we spark their imaginations.

You will meet with our incredible team and they will be able to help answer any questions you may have. Whether it is about our settling-in process, our nutritionally accredited home-cooked food or government funding options to help with childcare costs.

Book your visit and discover for yourself how we fill our children’s days full of awe and wonder to help them to grow and thrive.


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Our Team

Meet Our Kindred Cator Park Montessori Nursery Staff

After our passion, what is the next most important thing you should know about us?

That’s easy: our incredible staff! Pure and simple. They are the heart of our family and what makes us unique. Our inspiring and passionate staff are the reason we hold the coveted ‘Top 20 Nursery Group 2018’ award and, year after year, are recognised in the prestigious NMT Nursery Awards.

Dedicated to being the best that a family could ask for, our nursery staff are constantly developing themselves through our training programme run by childcare and EYFS experts. It is not just our little ones who are the passionate lifelong learners here at Kindred!

Assunta Costantini

Nursery Manager


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Opening Hours

Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

Open 38 weeks a year (excluding Bank Holidays).

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Our Location

Our Location

Cator Park Montessori Pre-School
Aldersmead Road, Cator Park Pavilion, Beckenham BR3 1NA
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Download our Ofsted Report
Download our Ofsted Report