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 Are Open For Registrations
And Visits

Please call us on 0208 291 2999 or 07951 796607 to find out more about our nursery or to book a visit.

Best wishes from Jay and the Forest Hill Montessori Team.

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

The Nursery is satisfied, having completed our own comprehensive risk assessment, that it is as safe as possible for our children to return and for our Nursery to remain open, 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 UK Chief Medical Officers have issued a statement on education and childcare reopening which states that there is a very low rate of severe disease in children from coronavirus (COVID-19).

However, we thought it would be helpful to provide you with additional information on the more localised picture.


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


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


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


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.