Welcome To Harriet House School

A Montessori Nursery School for Boys and Girls aged 1 to 5 years old


Allowing children to understand and become confident in their individual learning styles is core to Harriet House’s approach to Early Years learning. In Reception we deliver the Early Years Foundation stage within the Montessori setting, covering all areas of the curriculum including literacy, numeracy and creative arts.

All teaching focuses on learning through play. Our excellent teacher child ratio enables flexibility so children can develop according to their individual needs and teaching can be undertaken as a whole class, small groups and individually.

The Reception class is structured to provide varied learning that motivates and inspires the children. Location-Led Outdoor Learning is core to the school’s approach, with gardening and woodland activities bringing numeracy and science topics to life. The excellent Read, Write Inc. Phonics¬†programme¬†has been introduced to accelerate literacy development. Termly outings bring learning to life and all the children enjoy weekly music and drama as well as team sports, Judo, Dance & Swimming classes.

“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.”

Simon Henderson, Headmaster, Bradfield College