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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 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.
  • Recognised as Outstanding by Ofsted in all areas since 2009 check out our latest inspection report


  • Highly qualified Montessori teachers, including level 4 Montessori Diploma and degree level teachers
  • Access to Cator Park and lots of outdoor adventure space to explore
  • Daily PE lessons with a dedicated qualified and experienced sports coach including hockey, cricket, rugby, athletics, gymnastics and golf
  • Physical and Nutritional Coordinator leading on health and wellbeing
  • Read our SEND Local Offer Report

Parent Reviews

  • "The teachers to kids ratio is brilliant so our son gets a lot of 1-2-1 time. They really know them and understand his needs and the best way to support him"


  • "A wonderful nursery/pre-school with very knowledgable, friendly staff who really care. Our little one loves going to nursery and is excited to tell us all about it when we collect her."


  • "We had a wonderful experience with our first child who went on to start primary school in September 2019. Our second child has just started as a result. Highly recommended."


  • "You could not wish to find a more nurturing and loving preschool for your child. My son, who is now in his second year at Cator Park, has had a fantastic 18 months with some of the most supportive and loving staff which has given him an incredible start in a classroom environment."


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

Come and Check Us Out!

The process of getting to know your child starts from the very first time we meet you at your tour.

This is an opportunity to discuss your child’s needs and discover the success of Kindred in our mission to create inspiring worlds full of awe and wonder for little ones to grow and thrive in! Giving them a place to play and learn away from home.

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Our Team

Meet Our 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!

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Top Tips for Fussy Eaters

Sarah Tayler is a Senior Nursery Manager at our Kindred Hainault nursery and has over 18 years childcare experience. She has always been incredibly passionate about children's nutrition and was instrumental in the design of our accredited menus. Sarah chats to us about fussy eating and some top tips to help little ones to enjoy a variety of foods.


EYFS Reforms - Observations, Assessments and Planning

As our September term gets underway, we have been letting our families know of some changes that have been made to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) by the Government. These changes will mean parents and carers up and down the country may see some adjustments to the way nurseries observe, assess and plan for their children. Join us in finding out a little more about these changes and how they will impact observations, assessments and planning...

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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