Welcome to Nightingale Montessori Nurseries in Clapham and Balham

"Let me to do it by myself"   Maria Montessori

The qualified and motivated members of staff aim to offer children of all cultures and abilities a stimulating, varied and a happy nursery education based on the Montessori Method and EYFS Curriculum.

Both Nightingale Montessori Nurseries were graded Outstanding during their last Ofsted inspections. We are proud to be MEAB accredited (Montessori Evaluation and Accreditation Board) and have regular inspections by the Montessori assessors. Both nurseries are also members of the Montessori Schools Association (MSA).

Nightingale 1 Montessori Nursery in Clapham (SW12 8RQ) is an established nursery between the Commons (Clapham and Wandsworth Common). It opened in 1978 and moved into St Luke's newly finished Church Hall in January 2003. The nursery has two classrooms: Daisy and Bluebell class and a large enclosed garden.

We are proud that many children who have attended the nursery proceed to local Prep and Primary schools.

Nightingale 1 Montessori first gained accreditation from the Montessori Evaluation and Accreditation (MEAB) scheme in 2011. The MEAB accredited status is valid for three years. The nursery successfully achieved the reaccredited status in June 2014 and is currently undergoing the new cycle of visits.

Nightingale 1 Montessori Nursery was graded Ofsted Outstanding during its last two Ofsted inspections in September 2014 and October 2011.

Nightingale 2 Montessori Nursery in Balham (SW12 0NU) opened at St Stephen's Church Hall on Weir Road in Balham in September 2012. It is located between Clapham Common and Tooting Bec Common. The nursery is based in a large open plan classroom. The outdoor area comprises of grass-covered garden with an exclusive use and a vegetable and herb patch. The nursery also benefits from a private entrance. 

Nightingale 2 Montessori nursery also undertook the strict Montessori accreditation procedure and gained the prestigious accreditation status in 2013. The nursery has completed the reaccreditation procedure durign Autumn 2016 and Spring 2017 and is now waiting for the final report.

Nightingale 2 Montessori Nursery was graded Ofsted Outstanding in March 2017.

We are now taking registrations and offer three or five morning and four afternoon sessions for 2017 and 2018.

Please call or email to register. 

Please register early to avoid dissapointment.


St Lukes Community Hall

Nightingale 1 Montessori
St Luke's Community Hall
194 Ramsden Road
London SW12 8RQ
Tel: 07958 567210

St Stevens Church hall

Nightingale 2 Montessori
St Stephen's Church Hall
35 Weir Road
London SW12 0NU
Tel: 07930 401769