In 2003 Harriet Hathaway took over Ashampstead Montessori Nursery School, creating Harriet House School. The nursery takes the child-led Montessori approach and all teaching focuses on:
- Building self-esteem and confidence
- Encouraging respect for each other and the environment
The core Montessori areas of Practical Life, Sensorial, Numeracy, Creative, Literacy, Knowledge and Understanding of the World and Grace and Courtesy are taught.
We work in partnership with our parents to deliver the best start in education for every child.
His curiosity, energy and enthusiasm is stimulated and he feels “heard” and supported each day. In his previous busy day care he was one in a crowd, forced to en-masse activities he didn’t think much of. We have noticed how much happier and how much more interested he is to learn, and that the friendships and interactions between the children are kind, inclusive and respectful. We could not recommend it more highly.