Les Petits Heaven Montessori Maternelle is a truly bilingual English / French nursery school near Clapham Common, which opened its doors in June 2012.
Catering to children between the ages of three months and five years old, Les Petits Heaven has been created in answer to the high demand for bilingual Montessori education in the area. It will operate 50 weeks a year, from 7am to 7pm (you can arrive between 7am and 9am, and collect your child between 4pm and 7pm), and takes a maximum of 48 children – three in the baby room and 45 for the over-twos.
The syllabus at Les Petits Heaven will simultaneously prepare children for entry into the ‘grande section’ of French schools (many pupils will go on to the nearby Lycee Francais l’Ecole Bilingue de Wix) and reception class of the British educational system.
Montessori education promotes a stimulating and creative environment for children, and the meeting of physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional needs is continual and specific to each individual. On top of this, Les Petits Heaven believes that introducing foreign languages at the earliest possible age is the best way for them to absorb that language. Research has shown improved thinking skills among bilingual individuals, and children who learn more than one language in their formative years will acquire languages with more ease and ability than they would trying to study those languages post adolescence.
Children are required to attend a minimum of two sessions a week (either morning or afternoon slot). Fees are £33-£42 for a half day and £60-£75 for a full day.
All staff are fully CRB checked.
119 Heath Road, Clapham SW8 3BB