- Ages: 2 – 5 years
- Fees: £
- Timings: AM 9:00-12:00 PM 12:30-15:30
- FT 9:00-18:00
Unlock a world of bilingual excellence at Phileas Fox Bilingual Nursery School, a refreshing addition to the educational landscape located near Paddington and a mere 15-minute drive from Notting Hill. As one of the first of its kind, this nursery embraces a new concept, offering children the unique opportunity to learn from native language teachers in Mandarin Chinese, French, or Russian.
The nursery’s teaching ethos is a harmonious blend of Montessori principles and government EYFS teaching principles, complemented by language immersion facilitated by native language teachers. The bilingual aspect is seamlessly integrated into daily activities, with the child’s second language used alongside English during adult-led interactions. While English remains the primary language of instruction, children are fully immersed in their chosen language for one third to half of their nursery time, fostering an enriching and immersive language experience.
Phileas Fox Bilingual Nursery School is housed in a detached building, reflecting a commitment to providing a spacious and nurturing environment for its students. The décor and equipment are of a high standard, on par with esteemed institutions like Pippa Popp-ins.
Recently bestowed with an ‘Outstanding’ rating by Ofsted in 2018, Phileas Fox Bilingual Nursery School earned commendations for its meticulous observation and assessment practices, the joyous atmosphere that resonates with happy children, and the remarkable quality of teaching and adult interactions.
The nursery offers flexible morning (9 am – 12 pm), afternoon (12:30 pm – 3:30 pm), and full-day sessions (9 am – 6 pm), accommodating diverse schedules. Operating 42 weeks a year, with an additional five weeks of holiday clubs, Phileas Fox Bilingual Nursery School ensures a year-round learning experience.
Prices include delectable snacks and freshly prepared lunch and tea, nurturing healthy eating habits from the start. For children under two, a minimum of three sessions per week is required, while those over two need a minimum of five sessions.
Registering with Phileas Fox Bilingual Nursery School begins with arranging a visit to the nursery, followed by completing registration paperwork and paying the registration fees. Upon securing a place, a pre-start visit and an appropriate start date will be arranged, ensuring a seamless transition.
Students from Phileas Fox Bilingual Nursery School continue their educational journey with confidence, moving on to a wide range of prestigious schools such as Arnold House, Falkner House, Bute House, The Knightsbridge School, The Village, Wetherby, Chepstow House, Hereward House, L’ecole Bilingue, Sarum Hall, Dulwich College, and Bassett House.