Miss Daisy’s Nursery Hyde Park
The Long Garden, Albion St, St George's Fields, London, W2 2AX
Head: Miss Perrin Sole
Miss Daisy’s Nursery is a renowned Nursery group within London, having originally opened in 2005. In keeping with the tradition of success in its 4 sister schools, located in Belgravia, Brook Green, Chelsea, and Knightsbridge, Miss Daisy’s Nursery Hyde Park was opened in 2019, under the Headship of Miss Perrin Sole (known to the school community as Miss Perrin). Each Nursery is unique, but Miss Daisy’s Nursery Hyde Park is set apart by their extensive and beautiful outdoor space. The location of the nursery, which describes itself as ‘a secret garden close to the park’, indeed affirms their ethos of being ‘a countryside nursery in the heart of London’. Miss Daisy’s Nursery Hyde Park prides themselves on having brought out the best in the children they have taught – to this effect, many parents are still in touch with the school even after their children have left. This is but one example demonstrating the authentic connections created during the children’s time at the school.
From the ages of 2-4 in particular, Children begin to learn how to socialise; to regulate their emotions and understand the emotions of their classmates, and they start to learn to express themselves. This is nurtured, in Miss Perrin and the team at Miss Daisy’s Nursery’s view, largely through balance. This balance can be achieved in Nursery via the curriculum – in the children’s experiences with enrichment activities and extracurriculars, combined with their introduction to numeracy and literacy. In the first year at Miss Daisy’s, the focus is on this initial learning of self, and then more direct attention to the children’s formal education is added in the second year – of course when the child is ready. The children’s introduction to education has thus been, as their most recent Ofsted reports assert, ‘Outstanding’.
At Miss Daisy’s Nursery Hyde Park, the children enjoy a largely play-based education from day one, aimed predominantly at the first three areas of learning from the Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYFS); Communication and Language, Physical Development, and Personal, Social and Emotional Development. In their second year, the Nursery builds upon this foundation of self-development and encourages learning, placing more emphasis on their Literacy, Mathematics, Expressive Arts and Design, and Understanding the World. Throughout their time at Miss Daisy’s Hyde Park, the children are consistently engaged in nature and the outdoors – despite their urban setting – utilising the outdoor space, which boasts a wormery, a vegetable patch, a climbing tree and a campfire.
Miss Daisy’s Nursery’s holistic curriculum comprises the EYFS alongside Montessori influences, and their beloved Forest School, in keeping with their aim to nurture well-rounded individuals. There is daily exposure to music, drama, art, literacy and numeracy, outside of a rigid timetable (but catered to each individual child) thus merging their introduction to education with play, and creating excitement in their learning. Specialist teachers are brought in and thus enhance the enjoyment of these activities. The children often progress into tough and competitive schools, and so Miss Daisy’s aims to make that transition easier by cultivating the children’s self-confidence and independence in learning, and ensuring they are more prepared for their next step in education.
Advice For Parents
Registration is advised from birth due to the high volume of applications to Miss Daisy's Nursery.
Miss Daisy’s Nursery Hyde Park maintains a strong community feel, wherein the teachers, parents, and children all feel like one family. The teachers know all the children, and vice versa. There is always time made for the parents; they are welcome to come and engage with the school and the children. For example, and in demonstrating the diversity both of London and within the school, the Indian parents and children helped host Diwali at the school; similarly, the Chinese parents and children hosted Chinese New Years.
Day/Boarding: Day Only
Ages Covered: 2, 3, 4
Opening Date: 2019
Sibling Policy: Yes+ Add To My Schools List
Selection: Not Academically Selective
Early Application: At birth
- Early Years National Curriculum