Welcome To Harriet House School

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

Latest News

  1. The Little House opens due to high demand for exceptional child care for two year olds.

    bea-lhHarriet House School is excited to open The Little House; a beautiful and nurturing Nursery for children aged 24 months and above. The Nursery will open on Tuesday 6th September and offers a unique and idyllic setting ripe for learning and playing.

    “If you should stand very quietly and peek through the window of The Little House you will see that all is calm and purposeful. The children are safe and secure in their Montessori environment and are being supported by the dedicated staff.

    molly-s-lhIf you stay a while longer you will understand why The Little House is the perfect place for your children to discover new experiences and grow in confidence.

    The only way to understand this special place is by coming to peek through the window and to enter a world that allows children to be children. Please come and see us and experience it for yourself.” ~ Harriet Hathaway (Headmistress)

    Please contact us on 01635 200837 or alternatively by email – headmistress@harriethouseschool.co.uk for more information or to book a visit.

  2. Acrobatic success for Circus themed Pre-Prep Sports Day

    Pre-Prep Sports Day 2016 IMG.2An outstanding performance by the Pre-Prep children at Harriet House School on their circus themed Sports Day! The children were split into four teams and were given names which linked them to their topic this term – The Circus. ‘The Acrobats’, ‘The Tightrope Walkers’, ‘The Trapeze Acts’ and ‘The Jugglers’ certainly did not fail to put on a show. A sensational and nail-biting morning filled with races such as the hurdles, javelin, sprint and the children’s favourite relay left the final scores very close.Congratulations to The Acrobats for finishing with the highest amount of team points!

  3. New facilities for exploration and play at Harriet House School

    TeePee ImageHarriet House School now boasts its very own Teepee – a beautiful landmark situated on the School grounds. The teepee was erected on Wednesday 27th April and was purchased with money raised through a variety of PTA events. The pupils are excited to explore, investigate and play with the new ‘den’. The new teepee will be used as an outside classroom and in conjunction to Woodland Wednesday activities.

  4. Spring has sprung

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    The Harriet House Nursery and Pre-Prep children proudly paraded their spectacular Easter bonnets to family and friends on the last day of the Spring Term. An array of colourful eggs, chicks and rabbits were seen on beautifully created bonnets. It was a sight to behold!

    Wishing all of our Harriet House families a very Happy Easter!

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  5. Pre-Prep children prepare for first rugby tournament

    On the 26th February 2016, a team from the Harriet House Pre-Prep department were selected to participate in an U7 tag rugby tournament at Moulsford Prep School. The tournament consisted of five action packed and thrilling rounds as Harriet House competed against other local schools – Moulsford, Chandlings, Cranford House, New College Oxford, and Crosfields. A glorious afternoon was completed with a serving of speed, skill and fun. Great work Harriet House School!

  6. Literary Festival exceeds charity target

    The Harriet House Literary Committee were delighted to announce that at the end of the 2015 Literary Festival they had raised an amazing £2000.00 for The Ufton Adventure Trust. On Thursday 10th December Mary Riall, founder and director of the Trust alongside the committee members (Lady Iliffe, Mrs. Prue Dawson, Mrs. Annabel Briggs, Mrs. Janet barber and Mrs. Harriet Hathaway) visited Harriet House School for the cheque handover. The Pre-Prep children were present to help pass on this brilliant sum of money. A fantastic achievement!

    The Harriet House Literary Committee are already busily discussing and forming plans and ideas for this years Festival! It is going to be great!

  7. Fabulous Football at Harriet House School

    Thursday 15th October 2015 was a memorable day for Harriet House School as we held our very first 5 a side football tournament. Thank you to Home Farm and Yattendon School for joining us at this special event. It was a super afternoon filled with lots goal scoring and enthusiastic cheering by all. Harriet House School very much look forward to holding lots more sporting events!

  8. “Bucolic Bliss” in The Telegraph

    Harriet House has been recognised by The Telegraph as one of the 5 sought-after nurseries in and around London. Highlighting the annual Literary Festival, the article goes on to describe Harriet House as “where Berkshire parents go to make sure their children get a fun, outdoorsy upbringing…Bucolic bliss.” To read the whole article click here.

  9. Prep School Head Talk: The Manor School

    On 6th May 2015 Mr Piers Heywood, Head of The Manor School gave a very interesting and insightful talk about choosing a school for the next stage of education. He shared a colourful picture of life at The Manor and answered questions from parents of girls in Nursery and the Pre Prep at Harriet House.

  10. Harriet House recognised in Tatler’s ‘Top Nursery Guide’


    We are delighted to have been recognised in Tatler’s inaugural guide to the Top British Nurseries. The article recognises the importance of “love, light, laughter and literacy” in Nurseries and goes on to describe Harriet House as “amazing” and advises parents “if you’re Berkshire-based, you’d be mad to miss it”.

    Of the 18 nurseries commended 15 were London-based with Harriet House the only non-London nursery recommended in the South East.

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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.

Davis Family