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.
“What makes the school so special is the atmosphere. The staff have infectious enthusiasm, they take care to support each individual child and they are utterly professional in everything they do. If my daughter loves school now and develops positive associations with education, then she has a much greater chance of flourishing as she gets older.”