Visit to Falkner House School
Address: Falkner House, 19 Brechin Place, London SW7 4QB Ages: 4-11 Entry: Selective Website: https://www.falknerhouse.co.uk/brechin-place/ Phone Number: 020 7373 4501 Inspection Report: Click Here The announcement of the opening of the boys’ pre-prep (the first intake will be in Septmber 2017) prompted a long overdue visit to Falkner House School. The school was established in the 1950s (by the current head’s mother) and has remained in the family. It operates out of two tow
Visit to Rolfe's Nursery School
Address: 34A Oxford Gardens, London, W10 5UG Ages: 2.5-5 Website: http://www.rolfesnurseryschool.co.uk Phone Number: 020 7727 8300 Rolfe's Nursery School is one of the nurseries in the esteemed Alpha Plus group – schools known for academic rigour and superb teachers (Wetherby, Pembridge Hall and Chepstow House are part of this group). Rolfe's has been running for nearly 20 years and moved to it's fabulous new site in 2012. Super-smart and extremely together head Victoria used
Guest Post: Choosing Nursery Schools
Minerva Tutors was set up in 2014 by Hugh Viney, classics scholar and Head Boy at Stowe School and a good friend of mine. They recently were awarded "Best Tutoring Company in the UK". I am lucky enough to consult for their Early Years clients on a regular basis. Find out more at: http://www.minervatutors.co.uk This article was originally written by Minerva Tutors. "Many working parents face the tough decision of choosing a nursery for their child and in London this can be a
How do I choose the right school for my child?
I understand the difficulties for parents in finding a place - and the subsequent pressures on children to perform - in what has become an exceedingly competitive school system; I look at each child individually to identify the best environment for them. The topic of school admissions is shrouded in secrecy, so I wanted to share my top five tips for choosing the best school for your child, not the school that all your friends are sending theirs to. 5 tips for choosing a schoo
Visit to Chelsea Pre-Prep and Nursery
Address: Chelsea Pre-Prep & Nursery, St. Andrew's Church, Park Walk, London, SW10 0AU Ages: 2-5+ Website: http://www.chelseapreprepandnursery.co.uk Phone Number: 0207 352 4856 I visited Chelsea Pre-Prep Nursery some time ago, after hearing rave reviews by parents. I was not disappointed. Located just off the Kings Road in Chelsea, it has become a go-to nursery for those parents looking to succeed in the 4+ assessments to pre-preps in the local area. Unusually for a nursery sc
What to ask on a nursery or school visit
First impressions for schools and nurseries Is the school warm and bright? Is children’s artwork displayed proudly? Do the children seem happy and confident? Are the teachers relaxed and approachable? Are the resources (toys, books, games) well looked after? Do you like the headmistress/headmaster? Does it feel right to you? Don’t underestimate your instincts. What is their settling-in policy? Are parents encouraged to stay with their child, or encouraged to separate? Are you
Visit to Young England Kindergarten
Address: Young England Kindergarten, St. Saviour's Hall, St. George's Square, London, SW1V 2HP Ages: 2.5-5 Website: http://www.youngenglandkindergarten.co.uk Phone Number: 020 7834 3171 Young England is an exceedingly happy nursery - housed in St George’s Square, Pimlico - that feeds some of the best prep schools in London. The headmistress, Kay King, is pretty special, and has been at Young England for over 40 years! It is a family-run (both her son Henry and daughter in-la
Tutoring – how young is too young?
With a degree in Early Years, experience teaching in top London nurseries and nannying for several thrusty families; trust me, I have seen every side of the story. Additionally, as a pre-prep consultant, I am often asked for tutors to prepare for the pesky 4+ entrance assessments to London pre-prep schools. With the right nursery choice, the learning environment will be stimulating enough that any extra tuition shouldn’t be necessary – even a prep school head equated tutoring