We Bring Bright Futures To Light

Family-Run, Eco-Conscious, Early Education

We Bring Bright Futures To Light

Family-Run, Eco-Conscious,
Early Education

Preschool & Nursery Serving London, UK

Taking The Necessary Precautions To Keep Your Family Safe

Family-Run With Three Generations Of Family

Family-Run With Three Generations Of Family

Be part of a school that focuses on family and understands your priorities. Owned and run by our family since it opened and now staffed and attended by representatives of three generations, Abacus Ark knows what’s important to you.

Full Hearts, Zero-Waste And Eco-Conscious - Montessori Preschool & Nursery Serving London, UK

Zero-Waste And Eco-Conscious
For A Positive Start

Zero-Waste And
Eco-Conscious For
A Positive Start

Your child’s well-being starts with a healthy environment and we’re proud of our sustainable practices. We aim to be paperless and have pioneered a zero-waste food programme to encourage a good environmental attitude.

Happy Family Guarantee
Ensures Your Satisfaction

Happy Family
Guarantee Ensures
Your Satisfaction

It’s simple. If, after a two-week settling -in period, you don’t feel that Abacus Ark Place is the perfect place for you and your child, we’ll happily reimburse your fees. Feel confident about your choice.
Happy Family Guarantee Ensures Your Satisfaction - Montessori Preschool & Nursery Serving London, UK
Parents Love Our Attention To Safety - Montessori Preschool & Nursery Serving London, UK

Parents Love Our
Attention To Safety

To ensure your child can discover, grow and learn in total safety, access is restricted at all entrances, outdoor areas are surrounded by tall privacy fences and security cameras guarantee transparency at all times.

When We Support Families
We Support The Community

When We Support
Families We Support
The Community

Bring any concerns to the Parent Experience Team, who are on hand all the time, or available by email and phone. Get the support you need and enjoy the many benefits of being a part of our community. 

When We Support Families We Support The Community - Montessori Preschool & Nursery Serving London, UK

Being a Part Of Our Community Means:

Being a part of our parent business network, which promotes local, family-owned businesses, and helps you connect with others.

Four parent-teacher meetings a year to discuss any areas of concern.

Milk, Nappies, And Wipes Provided At No Cost To You

Let’s make life a little easier with one less thing to worry about.  Milk, nappies, and wipes are provided for you so that you can count on us and forego the additional expense.
Revolutionary And Tasty Zero-Waste Food Program - Montessori Preschool & Nursery Serving London, UK

Revolutionary And Tasty
Zero-Waste Food Program

Revolutionary And
Tasty Zero-Waste
Food Program

Healthy, delicious, and preservative-free, we are proud to offer unheard-of healthiness coupled with environmentally-conscious practices. All meals are flash-frozen to retain consistency and nutritional value, and to ensure zero waste.

Individualized Lessons That Are Reggio-Based and Montessori-Inspired

Your child will learn at the pace that suits them, in a personalized way that puts them on the track to overall success. Reggio-based and Montessori-inspired, our curriculum is hands-down the most hands-on fun around.

Individualized Lessons That Are Reggio-Based and Montessori-Inspired - Montessori Preschool & Nursery Serving London, UK
Practical Life Skills To Nurture Independence - Montessori Preschool & Nursery Serving London, UK

Practical Life Skills To
Nurture Independence

We encourage your child to think and act for themselves. They’ll become capable and confident as they learn to dress, tie their shoes, use the washroom, wash their hands, share, use manners, and ask for help.

Enrichments Like Yoga,
Music, Football, And More

Expand your little one’s mind through fun activities such as Yoga, music, football, and dance. We believe all children deserve daily enrichments that spark their joy of learning.
Enrichments Like Yoga, Music, Football, And More - Montessori Preschool & Nursery Serving London, UK
Stay In The Loop With Our Parent App - Montessori Preschool & Nursery Serving London, UK

Stay In The Loop
With Our Parent App

Stay connected to your child’s day and receive pictures, videos, and reports about their progress, their latest art masterpiece, and more, so you can build on in-school learning at home, and see their sweet smiles.

Recognized As The Right
Choice For Your Child

We earned an OFSTED rating of “Good,” which proves we successfully provide for all our pupils’ needs. We prepare your child for the next stage in their lives.
Recognized As The Right Choice For Your Child

what parents are saying...

Kajal
Kajal
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"The staff are always exceeding expectations above all my son is in a secure, loving environment."
This nursery is simply outstanding, fantastic staff, caring, enthusiastic, my son has been at this nursery for over 1 year and he loves the setting and the staff. He has learnt so much. the setting is a true reflection of a private nursery. The staff are always exceeding expectations above all my son is in a secure, loving environment.
Bibi S
Bibi S
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"The teachers genuinely have fun with the children and each child is nurtured"
It’s difficult to put into words how outstanding this nursery is. Both my children have been extremely happy at Abacus Ark (3 year age gap). The love, care, fun and nurturing they give to the children is better than you could ever wish for. The teachers genuinely have fun with the children, and each child is nurtured in the way that suits them best.
Abigail M
Abigail M
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"The teachers at Abacus Ark are loving, energetic, and work extremely hard"
Prior to Abacus Ark, I had visited a couple of schools in Maida Vale that were deemed to be the best. However, in my opinion, they did not compare to this nursery. The teachers at Abacus Ark are loving, energetic, and work extremely hard to cater to the interests and needs of each child. The teaching is of a high standard and they truly prepare all of the children for the next stage of education – primary school.
Anne-Sophie S
Anne-Sophie S
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"She learned and grew a lot with Abacus Ark, I truly recommend this place"
Abacus Ark is an excellent nursery. My daughter started when she just turned 1. All the staff made us feel welcome and really good. Her key teachers took time to reassure me because I was worried. My daughter never cried and knew that her teachers would take care of her with smiles and cuddles. She learned and grew a lot with Abacus Ark. She goes to the library, to the park, she has music and dancing classes and now she is a pro at football. I truly recommend this place.
Jenny Ro-Ro Wong
Jenny Ro-Ro Wong
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"the staff are amazingly organised, helpful and friendly."
We love Abacus Ark!! For parents.. the staff are amazingly organised, helpful and friendly. Luckily our son feels the same way and can't wait to go! He's progressed so much in just a few months! Can't recommend enough!
Jenny W
Jenny W
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"Abacus Ark gives off such a wonderful, loving vibe"
I have had both of my children go to this nursery and I'm honestly going to be so upset when they leave. Abacus Ark gives off such a wonderful, loving vibe, every child is looked after and loved like the individuals they are. They are supported by such a wonderful group of staff, with such passion for each of the children. The facilities are great - security is very reassuring and nothing is too much trouble for them. Can't recommend enough.
Claudia U
Claudia U
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"It is a very nurturing place with a very dedicated and caring team"
Our children attended Abacus Ark and we would highly recommend it. It is a very nurturing place with a very dedicated and caring team. The children have great memories from their nursery, where they evolved into confident beings and created great friendships.
K E
K E
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"all the teachers of this nursery are wonderful & professional"
My daughter has been at this nursery since 2 years ago. Her home language is not English, so she had an anxious feeling at the beginning stage. However, all the teachers of this nursery are wonderful, professional, not rude and very active with the children. My daughter has good confidence with all the teachers.
Sally H
Sally H
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"we have always been delighted with every aspect of the nursery."
Both my daughters have been to Abacus over the last several years and we have always been delighted with every aspect of the nursery. The environment is lovely and there is plenty of outdoor activity in fine weather. The staff are amazing with children and parents and there is a real sense of the children being individually nurtured to build their skills, confidence and esteem.
Marta Perez Cajal
Marta Perez Cajal
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"the staff is warm and full of energy"
Abacus Ark has become part of our extended family - seeing the broad smile of the kids when they join their peers and teachers is priceless (!!) There are three things that for me make them unique: (1) the staff, warm and full of energy (2) their support, personally to understand the challenges of rising my multilingual kids, (3) the app they use to feedback you weekly with photos and videos on your kids learning journey - sharing achievements and way to engage with them in order to extend learning at home. It's been already 2 years and so far so good!
J D
J D
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"very warm and welcoming staff that builds an excellent rapport with children."
Brilliant nursery overall, very warm and welcoming staff that builds an excellent rapport with children. Use of the web app to update parents with comments and photos is a big plus. Shame the nursery does not have its own outdoor space but compensates for this with regular trips to the nearest garden space, parks and libraries. … Overall great, especially the lovely teachers. Good management.
Kim N
Kim N
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"Overall, very well done to everyone at Abacus Ark nursery."
This is a great nursery. My two kids come here and I have been pleased. The value for money is also brilliant compared to local ones. The staff are wonderful and positive. My kids have settled in amazingly and I think this is not only down to their personalities but also how safe and welcome they feel at the nursery. … I think the initiatives with partnering with local businesses such as the gym, library visits etc is also brilliant. Overall, very well done to everyone at Abacus Ark nursery. A big thumbs up.
S S
S S
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"My son was happy and confident and always learning."
Excellent staff, wonderful caring environment. My son was happy and confident and always learning. He is now one of the most confident children in his new school.
 Zara J
Zara J
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"It was very wholesome, not only academic but also the arts and sports as well"
I am very pleased with the education provided to my daughter. It was very wholesome, not only academic but also the arts and sports as well as etiquette and boundaries. All of the staff at Abacus Ark, Maida-Vale have always been welcoming and I would wholeheartedly recommend this nursery to anybody in or around the area.
Hannah M
Hannah M
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"The staff is so welcoming and smiling all the time."
My daughter is almost 3 years old and has been attending Abacus for the past 6 months. I cant recommend enough. The staff is so welcoming and smiling all the time. They give you great and precise feedback at the end of the day. It feels like a small family. My little one is rushing to go to nursery in the morning and I can feel the progress she has made by listening to her singing all the songs and stories she learns, colours, shapes and independent playing time as well.
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How Old Is Your Child?

BABIES

6 - 15 months

YOUNG TODDLERs

15 - 24 months

OLDER TODDLERS

24 - 36 months

PRESCHOOL

3 - 5 years