About – De Lacey Osterley Nursery
Give your child the best start

Want the best possible start to your child’s early education?

Welcome to The de Lacey Osterley Nursery where we are delighted to offer your child the best possible, Montessori inspired, start to their education, right here in the heart of Osterley.

Your child will benefit from;

  • A beautiful homely environment, filled with natural and real resources,
  • A modern, self contained, purpose developed nursery, with plenty of parking,
  • A dedicated ‘Baby Room’ for our smallest children,
  • A small, intimate garden and access to 20+ acres of secure sprawling fields and woodland around us,
  • Outdoor ‘Forest School’ sessions, building on confidence and independence with challenging play,
  • A Montessori inspired curriculum which challenges and develops children to the best of their ability,
  • Regular cooking and music sessions,
  • Tai-Chi & yoga sessions with our trained staff,
  • A knowledgeable and experienced staff team, able to give your child the care and attention they need to learn, grow and thrive.
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When we operate

Term dates 2024/25

We align our nursery year with that of local schools for your convenience. We are open 48 weeks of the year, with a week shut down at Christmas, a week at Easter and two weeks during August.

Our very popular ‘Holiday Club’ will run from this nursery on the below dates:

Christmas Holiday Club: December 19th, 20th, January 2nd, 3rd , 6th & 7th only.
Easter Holiday Club: Monday 7th April – Friday 11th April
Summer Holiday Club: 21st July – 19th August

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Opening Hours

We are open 48 weeks of the year, with a week shut down at Christmas, a week at Easter and two weeks during August. Our popular Holiday Club is open 8:30am-4:30pm daily.

  • Monday
  • 8am - 6pm
  • Tuesday
  • 8am - 6pm
  • Wednesday
  • 8am - 6pm
  • Thursday
  • 8am - 6pm
  • Friday
  • 8am - 6pm
  • Saturday
  • Closed
  • Sunday
  • Closed
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Meal time

Healthy eating

Your child’s health is very important to us, so we pride ourselves in providing a healthy environment in which they can grow. Whilst with us your child will benefit from;

  • Nutritious, home cooked, fresh vegetarian hot meal every day cookedon site by our chef
  • Organic milk and water to drink, available all day
  • Fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables at snack time each day
  • Regular kids Cookery Club sessions where children can experiment with tastes and textures
  • Our ability to meet a wide range of dietary requirements
  • Sociable meal times, shared together at the dinner table, using real china bowls and utensils.
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What is Montessori &

why should I choose it for my child?

The Montessori method is as new and as relevant today as it was 150 years ago when it was first implemented in Italy.

For us, they key principles are;

  • Independence building,
  • Learning through experiencing and doing,
  • Specific teaching,
  • Recognising the environment as a teacher in its own right,
  • Apart from our babies, classrooms are of mixed age.

The Montessori Method of Education, developed by Maria Montessori, is a child-centred educational approach based on scientific observations of children. Montessori’s method has been used for over 150 years in many parts of the world. The Montessori method views the child as the one who is naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared learning environment. It attempts to develop children physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively. It is an approach to learning which emphasizes active learning, independence, cooperation, and learning in harmony with each child’s unique pace of development. It is an approach to education which emphasizes individuality and independence in learning.

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We want children to have the best possible start to their education with us, and to have the very best of all worlds – great Montessori teaching, a beautiful and interesting environment to investigate, inside and out, and fantastic play experiences to explore and discover freely.

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Policies & procedures

It is important to us that you know how we operate at The de Lacey Montessori school, that you know what is important to us, and how we will respond to particular events and incidents.

We want to be completely open and transparent with you, so if you do not find what you are looking for here, please do just ask.

Below you will find our full policy document attached, it contains the following policies;

  • Children’s Rights and Entitlements
  • Safeguarding Child Protection
  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • Looked After Children
  • Missing Child
  • Attendance
  • Online Safety, including Mobile Phones & Cameras
  • Employment
  • Student Placements
  • Induction of Employees and Volunteers
  • Supervisions
  • Staff Behaviour
  • 1st Aid
  • The Role of The Key Person and Settling-In
  • Staffing
  • Administering Medicines
  • Managing Children who are Sick, Infectious, or who have Allergies
  • Recording & Reporting of Accidents and Incidents
  • Nappy Changing
  • Food and Drink
  • Food Hygiene
  • Promoting Positive Behaviour
  • Health & Safety
  • General Standards
  • Maintaining Children’s Safety and Security on the Premises
  • Staff
  • Personal Safety Including Home Visits
  • Supervision of Children on Outings and Visits
  • Risky and Challenging Play
  • Risk Assessment
  • Fire Safety & Emergency Evacuation
  • Animals in The Setting
  • No Smoking
  • Valuing Diversity & Promoting Equality
  • Special Educational Needs
  • British Values & Prevent
  • Admissions
  • Parental Involvement
  • Separated Families
  • Children’s Records
  • Provider Records
  • Transfer of Records To School
  • Confidentiality & Client Access to Records
  • Information Sharing
  • Working In Partnership with Other Agencies
  • Making a Complaint.