Reviews of our schools from recent parents
I just love this school. Earthy, warm, kind, gentle teachers. The principal is inspiring and loves the children. Can’t recommend it highly enough. My son has spent 2 very happy years there and I’ve made friends for life. The garden and classroom and art studio are delightful settings. I felt my son was in very safe and nurturing hands there. Montessori teaching of the highest quality. All natural materials. A great emphasis on looking after our planet and being kind. The bi-monthly forest school trips were also a great success and a superb way to get urban children more deeply into nature. My son and I both loved our 2 years as part of the Woodentots community. S.N
This is the most wonderful nursery. Both my sons have gone over the last 4 years (now 6 and 4 years old). The ethos and approach to education is nurturing and inspiring.
I couldn’t love it more. Both my boys adore it and can’t wait to go to school each day. A total gem. N.K
Woodentots is one of the happiest places in the world! The teachers are wonderful, calm and caring and inspire the children to discover their natural environment. There is a beautiful, mature garden which the children use whenever they want. They can choose to put on their wellies and plant seeds, play in the mud pit or read/paint outside all morning.
For a central London nursery, this is one of the greatest gifts. It is Montessori (ie Child led) but not in a rigid way which makes things more relaxed. Once a week the teachers take a group of children to Highgate Woods so they can have a forest school experience and my sons have enjoyed this enormously. There is an emphasis on respect and kindness and the children really do relate to each other in a caring way. It is a hive of creativity- clay, paint, woodwork, felting, beading, the list goes on! And lots of opportunity for music and dance. I can’t recommend it highly enough as a place to begin your learning journey. E.P-R
Woodentots is an extremely creative, nurturing and inspired environment for children to learn and grow.
Our daughter felt comfortable there the moment she entered the space and she has flourished since she has attended.
The art studio, garden and integration of the forest school ethos makes this a unique school in London.
They encourage the child to be curious and confident and it has a warm and friendly community feel. K.M
My son has been at Woodentots for 2 years and he loves going every day. He adores the teachers whom are kind, gentle, calm and professional.
The teachers encourage the children to be curious and confident, and over the course of their time at the nursery you see their characters grow and flourish in many ways.
The environment has a warm and friendly community feel. It is very creative and the children’s inspirations comes from the natural environment where the free flow classroom opens out into a magical garden and a creative studio where singing, creative express and arts takes place.
My son has spent most of his time in the enchanting garden in his wellies, playing with mud, water, paint and whatever exciting activity that are introduced. He has had the opportunity to learn through play indoors and outdoors – a truly magical pre-school experience. F.O’R