Welcome to Forest Hill Montessori

Forest Hill Montessori is a private day care nursery situated in Forest Hill, London. The Nursery is perfectly positioned for both local residents and commuters.

We are open from 7:30am – 6:30pm caring for children from three months to five years.

Our philosophy is that every child we care for deserves a calm, caring, safe and stimulating environment in which to learn.

Taking care of our staff’s wellbeing is of prime importance to us and we are proud to have been voted the 14th best place to work in the whole of the UK.

We adhere to our registration on the Ofsted Early Years Register. This monitors the overall quality standards of the early years provision in line with the principles and requirements of the ‘Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage’.

We're welcoming children
back to Nursery

We are now back at Nursery.

If you want to call me on 0208 291 2999 or 07951 796607 please do so. We are looking forward to welcoming all our families, both new and existing. 

Best wishes from Jay and the Forest Hill Montessori Team.

We are pleased to report that some of our children have returned to Nursery following the relaxation of social distancing measures by Government. We recognise that this is a worrying and confusing time for parents of young children and that some of the information in the media may add to your anxiety.

The Nursery is satisfied, having completed our own comprehensive risk assessment, that it is as safe as possible for our children and our staff to re-open and return but we are alert to the ongoing risks. We have reached this conclusion after careful examination of the data at a local level, a detailed reopening plan based on advice from Public Health England (PHE) and an evaluation of the risk to our staff, based on
their health and household risk factors. The R score being widely reported for the UK, provides comfort that the pandemic is being controlled. However, we thought it would be helpful to provide you with additional information on the more localised picture.

LEARNING

Our main aim is to provide a secure and happy environment where children can learn through play.

SETTLING IN

Your first settling in sessions will give you and your child an opportunity to get to know your child’s key person.

OUTDOORS

We offer daily opportunities for learning outdoors, giving children the freedom to explore, develop and learn.

FOOD

Our menus are designed by the nursery chef and a paediatric dietician to meet the needs of each age group.

“My daughter has flourished in the attentive and caring atmosphere provided for her here.”

“All the staff are super friendly, helpful and always willing to go the extra mile.”
“Elijah has been there since he was 10 months old and in that time has come on leaps & bounds.”
“My son has been at Forest Hill Montessori nursery for over 3 years. During that time he has made huge progress in both social and academic areas of learning.”

Above and Beyond Educational Experiences

We offer a range of unique educational experiences which enable children to become successful, lifelong learners including:

  • Wake up and shake up – an activity to energise the brain using cross-lateral movements
  • A range of bespoke activities which promote your child’s well-being and confidence, including Chatterboxes
  • Garden Champions – our gardening activity which is supported by the Royal Horticultural Society’s School Gardening Awards training programme.

Forest Hill Montessori is situated in the London borough of Lewisham, SE23.