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Kindred Windmill Montessori Nursery School

Set in the heart of Maida Vale, in London, our nursery 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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"The kindest and most caring teaching staff who really engage with the children. My son has really thrived at Windmill Montessori and is so excited for nursery every single day. We have had the best experience there."  
Portia K, Parent


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OPEN DAY 
22nd June 2024 - 9:30am to 2:30pm 

Discover why we're the first-ever double award-winning Nursery Group of the Year (Nursery World Awards and NMT Awards), plus voted a Top 20 Nursery Group in the UK 2024 for the 6th year running. 

Limited spots available! Book your spot today and discover the Kindred magic for yourself.

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  • We offer exceptional childcare and early years education to children aged from 2 years up to 5 years
  • We are open from 8:55am to 3:10pm
  • We offer 15 hours funded sessions for 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
  • Physical and Nutritional Coordinator leading on health and wellbeing
  • Close realationship with local Prep Schools and Feeder Schools

Parent Reviews

  • "The best nursery in Maida Vale area - small, nurturing environment with Montessori pedagogy prioritised. The team are always looking for novel and creative activities for the children, including a refresh of the outdoor play area last year. The curriculum now includes an outdoor learning/gardening session which is essential for city kids. My hope is that the nursery builds more relationships with nearby schools and can support parents through the transition into big schools going forward and grow their reputation that way too."

    K D

  • "Our son has greatly benefited from the nurturing environment provided by the teachers at Windmills. A welcoming and inclusive learning culture exists at this wonderful nursery. We are very fortunate to have been able to secure a place for our son."

    Pascal S

  • "My child has settled in wonderfully at Windmill Nursery. We're thrilled to see how happy he is there and happy to go to school each day. The teachers are not only friendly but also nurturing, providing a warm and supportive environment for the children. We appreciate the balance between structured learning and free play. The headteacher is excellent at keeping parents informed and involved in the nursery's activities. Additionally, the outdoor garden is a fantastic feature that allows the children to explore and get fresh air. Overall, I would definitely recommend Windmill Nursery to other families looking for caring early learning for their children."

    X Z

  • "Very happy with Kindred Windmill Montessori Nursery School! My daughter loves her school and teachers, the school really is her happy place. She is only 3 but brings back home very creative things (3D art and craft, solar systems!) and they make learning so much fun. Her key teacher is brilliant and also gives us regular, valuable and very specific feedback which has been very helpful. The other teachers are also great and my daughter is very fond of them all. We are also very impressed with the phonics programme at the school and there is a strong focus on learning to read and write. The school also gets regular visits from the local librarian. In addition, there is a strong focus on overall development which is evident through the school's afternoon club programme organised by the headteacher. The yoga and dance sessions run are my daughter's favourite. We are so glad we chose Windmill and highly recommend it!"

    Mala A

  • "Every morning, drop-off at Kindred Windmill Montessori Nursery School makes me smile as I witness my child eagerly running into the arms of her teachers and their assistants. It's a heartwarming scene that encapsulates the essence of Windmill's nurturing haven where education intertwines seamlessly with love and respect. Through interactive activities and group exercises, Windmill cultivates not only academic proficiency but also emotional intelligence and social skills, laying a solid foundation for the children's future success."

    Aliona M

  • "Very happy at Kindred Windmill Montessori Nursery School. Feel they have a balance of a nurturing environment, great space with outdoor play yet still delivering a Montessori curriculum.
    My son is doing very well and surprises us all the time with his knowledge learned through rotation of topics like space, holidays and nature."

    S M

 

 

Our Awards

Top 20 Large Nursery Groups 2023

Nursery Group of the Year

Nursery Group of the Year


 

Find out more about our Kindred Windmill Montessori Nursery School

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 in an early years setting.

 

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Our Team

Meet Our Kindred Windmill Montessori (Maida Vale, London) 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 2021’ 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 Montessori and EYFS experts. It is not just our little ones who are the passionate lifelong learners here at Kindred!

 

Cinzia Muceli
Head Teacher

 

What's On?

What's On?

Blog Listing

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Kindred Cheshunt: Our Gardening Journey

Combining her passions for childcare and the outdoors, Jo Monery, Deputy Manager at Kindred Cheshunt, chats to us about the journey which lead the nursery to receive the coveted RHS Level 5 award in School Gardening.

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8 Easy Science Experiments using just Household Ingredients

Has British Science Week left you looking for more fun and educational activities to do at home with your children? Well, look no further than your cupboards! There are plenty of easy science experiments you can do using just simple ingredients you may already have laying around at home.

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Cut the Costs: Five Easy Ways to Save on Childcare

Amidst the current financial crisis, rising costs have made it imperative, more now than ever, to be smarter with our spending. That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of the best ways to save some pennies when it comes to nursery fees.

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Opening Hours


We are open term time, Monday to Friday from 8:55am to 3:10pm.


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Our Location

Our Location


Kindred Windmill Montessori Nursery School
62 Shirland Road,
London,
W9 2EH

Kindred Windmill Montessori has been at the current site since January 2005. The premises is purpose built, designed specifically for the school in the lower ground level of the library, within the London Borough of Westminster. The school has five rooms and an enclosed outdoor play area and garden.