Welcome to Nightingale Montessori® Nurseries in Clapham and Balham

"Let me to do it by myself"   Maria Montessori

Highly qualified and motivated teachers and teaching assistants 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.

Nightingale 1 Montessori Nursery School 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.

Nightingale 2 Montessori Nursery School 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. 

Both Nightingale Montessori Nurseries are Ofsted Outstanding. Nightingale 1 Montessori Nursery was graded Ofsted Outstanding during its last two Ofsted inspections in September 2014 and October 2011. Nightingale 2 Montessori Nursery was graded Ofsted Outstanding in March 2017.

We are proud to be MEAB accredited (Montessori Evaluation and Accreditation Board) which entails regular inspections by the Montessori assessors. Nightingale 1 Montessori first gained accreditation from the Montessori Evaluation and Accreditation Board (MEAB) in 2011. The MEAB accredited status is valid for three years. The nursery successfully achieved the reaccredited status in June 2014 and June 2017. Nightingale 2 Montessori nursery also undertook the strict Montessori accreditation procedure and gained the prestigious accreditation status in 2013 followed by a succesful reaccreditation in June 2017. Both nurseries are also members of the Montessori Schools Association (MSA).

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

We are now taking registrations and offer morning and up to four afternoon sessions for 2018 and 2019.

Please call or email to register. 

Please register early to avoid disappointment.


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