Units 3 & 4 Westminster Quarter, 2 Monck Street, Westminster, London SW1P 2BQ
Hatching Dragons is the UK's first bilingual Mandarin-English early years provision and our Westminster nursery is the third early years nursery setting to join the group in as many years.
Hatching Dragons Westminster maintains their ethos in a bilingual immersion model to maximise children's exposure to Mandarin Chinese with the explicit intention of fostering fluency in one of the world's most important languages. They are also unashamedly intercultural in outlook, drawing on the best of the value systems, mythologies and fables of both China and "the rest" to ensure their children are given the most exciting, inspirational and magical curriculum they can, hopefully preparing them for a future in which multiculturalism and the intercultural understanding that is required to foster that multiculturalism will play a larger part.
They've had noted successes in their delivery - Ofsted rated them 'good' with some 'outstanding' features for their provision at the Barbican and they're looking forward to making progress on that outcome at Westminster, where they've spared no expense in the staff - many of which are degree level qualified practitioners, Montessori trained and /or skilled in applicable areas for early years excitement (e.g. they have a concert pianist and musician on staff for their Mandarin Music provision) - facilities, food (all organic and all provided by the wonderful team at Wildchild Kitchen) or learning materials for children.
Go see for yourselves or visit the website to download our brochure. They're very much looking forward to meeting you.
Group: Hatching Dragons Ltd
Person in charge: Amanda Nzara (Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Westminster City Council
Number of Staff: 10
Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care
Total Places for Children: 27
Age Range: from 0 years 6 months to 3 years 0 months
Opening Days: Mon-Fri
Opening Hours: 0800-1830
When Closed: Bank Holidays, between Christmas & New Year
Admission Information: Ages 0-3 only at present
Languages Spoken (other than English): Chinese - Mandarin
Located a 10 minute walk from either Victoria or St James' Park stations in Central Westminster, the nursery is adjacent to many of the major departments of state in and around Millbank and Horseferry Road. Ideally suited to those commuting across the river from Vauxhall or Battersea en route to work in the West End.
The nursery has collapsible prams (fitted for McLaren strollers only, no buggies) space for 16 families maximum on a first come first served basis.
Visits are strictly by appointment only for safeguarding concerns. Parents are advised that they can book in an appointment on their website using the "book a visit" button.
There is no parking at the setting. Parents are reminded to be considerate to the nursery's neighbours and local community and research available places in advance before attending.
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