Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School

1 Dresden Close, Hampstead, London NW6 1XP

Casa dei Bambini is an AMI accredited school located in Hampstead. The school welcomes children from two-and-a-half to six years of age.

The school is committed to each child as an individual and blossoming personalities are honoured. All the children are free to learn at their own pace. The small class size encourages strong friendships and a mixed aged group allows the older children to cement their learning and gain confidence by teaching their younger friends, who in turn view their elder peers as role models. The owner is the head teacher who is in school each day and therefore gets to know each child individually.

Mornings only or full day sessions are available. For the children who stay for lunch, hot food is brought in from an outside caterer and the children sit down to eat together with their teachers.

The school has access to a sunny, secure garden. In good weather the doors are left open and the children have access to the garden to do their work. The children visit a local park and playground twice-a-week.

The aim of the school is to ensure that all children leave as happy, rounded individuals with a love of learning and are fully prepared for the next stage in their young life.

Owner: Sanskara Ltd

Person in charge: Fusun Kent (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Camden Council

Number of Staff: 4

Service Offered: Nursery School (Privately Owned), Open term time, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 24

Age Range: from 2 years 6 months to 6 years 6 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0900-1500

When Closed: School Holidays

Overview

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 18 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 7 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.715 for Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School is calculated as follows: ( (158 Excellents x 5) + (51 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 214 Ratings = 4.715

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School is based on 7 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 4.8 positive Reviews (24 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 4.8 Target Reached = 1

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

9.7 Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.715)

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Reviewer Connection to Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School

  • Mother of Child
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  • Father of Child
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We chose Casa dei Bambini for our son as it is both an authentic Montessori school and a kind and caring environment. As our son is still quite young, we also liked how small and intimate the school felt. Our son has only just started and he already loves going to school each day! He settled in so quickly, and I feel this is both a testament to the warmth and kindness of the staff and the enticing variety of new activities available to our son. We are already starting to see changes in him at home, starting with how independent he has become with his self-care. I am also really impressed with the communication I've had with the school and I feel I've been kept up to date with what's going on in the classroom through the detailed weekly newsletters. Overall, we are really happy with our choice and we can't wait for our son to continue his Montessori journey here!

How likely would you be to recommend Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Casa Dei Bambini is our first tryst with a Montessori style school and I only rue the fact that I did not get to do this with my older child! I am very impressed with the way the manager and their entire team inspire and encourage the little ones under their care to choose and explore tasks and achieve goals on the said tasks. When the carers tell me that my little one has been brilliant, I believe them! They encouraged her to be so and the changes are there for me to see! I love the feel and aura of the place when I visit the school. It has been hardly 3 months and my daughter doesn't want to miss a single day! This is one happy child and a satisfied mom speaking for Casa Dei Bambini Montessori.

How likely would you be to recommend Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My son has been at Casa Dei Bambini Montessori for 7 months now and he really enjoys it! He seems to thrive and has made progress quite quickly in some areas. The Maria Montessori principles are followed so the children are all mixed in ages and participate in various "work/activities" which gives them strong life skills and build up their natural character. The ratio teachers to children is about 1:5 at the moment which is very healthy. There is also a good communication flow between the teachers and parents. I feel my son is well looked after and stimulated and I would recommend Casa Dei Bambini anytime.

How likely would you be to recommend Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

I am grateful to all the staff for making my daughter's transition so smooth. We moved from Italy and despite the whole new environment, my daughter was made to feel very welcome and at ease. Her English has improved greatly since she started a couple of months ago. She goes to school happily every day and talks with affection about her new teachers.

The school follows the Montessori philosophy very well and I can clearly see the growth in my daughter's independence, self-esteem and confidence. I love the fact that children start the day outside and use the outdoor space frequently. My younger daughter will join the nursery soon and I know she will be well looked after there. I highly recommend Casa dei Bambini.

How likely would you be to recommend Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

It is a small nursery with just above 20 children. Each teacher follows a small group of children (around 5), and they keep a very close eye on their personal development and tailor their learning activities. The teachers are very accessible and easy to talk to.

On dry days they often kick off the morning letting the children play together in the courtyard, to follow with playing/learning activities where they can experiment with sensorial tools, learn useful basic activities, and a few words of foreign languages, dancing or singing. The goal of the school is fostering independence and thinking while letting the children drive their experience allowing them to choose their toys or how and how long to use them.

Overall I am pleased with the school and extremely impressed by the headmistress for her enthusiasm in working with the children, explaining to them and the parents the reasons behind the choices for modules and for providing a continuous and deep feedback to the parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

I'd take the opportunity to thank you for the great work you and your team have done supporting my twins in their development. We are very happy with their progress, how confident they are becoming and many times impressed by the things they can do considering how little they are. And above all, the amazing progress they have done over the last term, we feel they are very happy at your nursery and in a caring and loving environment. Thanks for that!

How likely would you be to recommend Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son has been attending Casa Dei Bambini since the beginning of the 2016 academic school year and LOVES it! He is eager to go each day and I've noticed his gain in confidence, independence, and he also genuinely enjoys learning. Upon first walking into the school, I noticed the calm atmosphere, which seemed rather soothing and less distracting for learning. There is a cute garden area in the front where the children can choose to do their work outdoors if they'd like (my son often talks about this). They even have planter boxes, as they have a small school garden. The staff/teachers are kind, caring, and supportive, which makes a very encouraging environment for little ones. Also, there is a sense of community among the parents, which is very welcoming. The headteacher sends weekly updates and attempts to keep us informed of the kids' learning for the week, as well as upcoming happenings. This school is seriously a hidden gem and we are so glad to be a part of Casa Dei Bambini!

How likely would you be to recommend Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We found the "Casa dei Bambini" Montessori school to be an excellent choice for our daughter: she felt welcome, taken good care of, and supported throughout her journey towards being independent.

The staff of the school applies a very true Montessori method, but there's no lack of empathy and emotional support for the kids. The room is big, clean, and tidy, and the outside space, although small, is well tendered. Activities are interesting and creative. Our daughter made friends she's still in contact with, and the parents community is very friendly and unique. Our daughter did not speak English when she started attending the school, and we believe that the individual attention and support she got really helped her overcome this potential difficulty.

I'm very fond of the Montessori method and I believe the way it is applied in the school helps the children flourish, shows them how to be a responsible member of a small community, where freedom and respect are well balanced.

How likely would you be to recommend Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

The teachers are attentive and caring and created a great bond with kids. The children all respect and like each other and outside the nursery all play together on Fridays. It's been amazing year my son is very very happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My older son went to the same Montessori from October 2011 until August 2013 and had a wonderful experience, with terrific grounding and preparation for school. I therefore didn't think twice about sending my youngest son and he is equally happy despite a significant change in staff. The nursery is incredibly nurturing and by being quite small they can identify any slight problems quickly and help address them. The children get an excellent tactile and visual understanding of maths and a broad exposure to all other areas of the future curriculum.

How likely would you be to recommend Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

The teachers make this nursery so special. The children are well taken care of and observed and taught with affection! We chose this nursery because we found Montessori education system is quite interesting and we wanted my son to be in the environment. Now we are quite contented not because it's a Montessori nursery but because the teachers deliver the Montessori method brilliantly and make a great community of the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

During the 2 years that our daughter has been attending his nursery, she has gained a lot of self confidence and she enjoys going to school so much.

How likely would you be to recommend Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   3.9 out of 5

My son has attended this school for almost a year.
He has gradually gotten the Montessori methods, and he really likes his school, teachers and friends very much.
As a parent I am very happy to choose this school, especially because of the enthusiastic
teachers and genuine Montessori method they are taking.

How likely would you be to recommend Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My son has spent very happy two years at Casa Dei Bambini Montessori. We are very sad to be leaving to the reception class in September.

The staff at the school are fantastic - they go beyond just looking after the children and work really hard on developing their unique skills and personalities and the results are often very visible. The environment in the classroom is calm and peaceful and the children are all very happy.

Having had my child in a Montessori school for two years, I have become a huge fan of this method and I would really recommend a Montessori school, and in particular Casa Dei Bambini school to all parents looking for a great environment for their kids.

How likely would you be to recommend Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Montessori is that environment, other than the family environment, that can make your child feel so safe and loved, a quiet environment which gives him peace, concentration and self-motivation.

We will be grateful forever for all the care, education and love that our daughter has fulfilled from "Casa dei Bambini Montessori". Strength, self-confidence, love for friends and environment, self-discipline, freedom and much more she has gained in the most supportive and caring way. She stepped into the world of education so smoothly, challenging her to explore and learn a lifetime.

On her last days at school she was saying almost everyday: "the Manager is the best teacher in the world."

How likely would you be to recommend Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Casa Dei Bambini Montessori school is great school. My daughter is very happy to go to this school every day. The teachers are very kind and polite. And their hearts are in their work. The children can grow up freely. They can gain confidence. I would recommend this school!!

How likely would you be to recommend Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

We fell in love with this nursery after our visiting and seeing the warm, intimate classroom. They help make the initial transition into the class very smooth and the Montessori experience that it offers is truly wonderful. The dedication of the four teachers can be felt and our family will certainly miss the community.

How likely would you be to recommend Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

This is a calm and caring environment where my child has been very happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

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