Welcome to Iverna Gardens Montessori

Gardens Montessori is family-run and has been providing nursery education in Kensington for nearly 30 years. Our two schools, Iverna Gardens and Victoria Road, have been consistently rated Good and Outstanding by Ofsted.

I was blessed when the previous owners had faith in my leadership to takeover and lead Gardens Montessori into the next generation.

With over 30 years of teaching experience behind me, I am now the proud owner of Gardens Montessori. It has been my ambition to put into practice the Montessori philosophy which holds a strong foundation in early childhood education.

In the following pages, I have set out the ways in which we nurture and develop your child, while giving you the confidence you need to know that they are being well cared-for.

To face the future, the children of today must learn to be imaginative, communicative and creative thinkers. They need to have embedded in them curiosity, determination and the understanding that learning is not a dry, sterile activity but one full of opportunity and fulfilment.

They must be secure in their self-esteem, able to socialize, caring of those around them and the world in which they live, and, above all, imbued with the feeling that they can achieve anything to which they set their minds.

I have always loved working with young children and watching them grow and thrive to become independent, resilient and caring individuals.

I look forward to welcoming you and your children to one of our nursery schools in the heart of Kensington.

Chitra Kripalani