The Marmalade Duck is the newest addition to the Marmalade Schools family! The Marmalade Schools are a small group of Ofsted Outstanding Nurseries in SW London. The Principal, Miss Rozzy, founded The Marmalade Cat in 2003 for her son Orlando. She is a trained teacher and has a Special Needs degree and has worked in both the nursery and primary sectors. Miss Rozzy took over The Marmalade Caterpillar in 2008, The Marmalade Bear in 2011 and set up The Marmalade Owl in 2016. The Marmalade Duck opens its doors in September 2021.
Located a short walk away from Holland Park and under the leadership of it's incredibly well experienced Headteacher Clare Robinson, The Marmalade Duck will be a fun, happy and safe environment in which your child can develop at his/her own pace. Miss Clare has successfully led an Outstanding School for eight years and we are thrilled that she has agreed to moved from The Marmalade Bear to run The Marmalade Duck.
Marmalade Schools aim to provide your child with the very best nursery education, through ensuring we recruit trained staff who are passionate about early years education, ensuring that the school is well resourced and through employing specialist teachers to further enhance your child's time with us. Our specialist subjects are: Multi Sports including tennis, Theatre Bugs, Yoga Bugs, Sparkles Music, Chelsea School of Ballet, Little House of Science and French with Petit Pierrot. Miss Clare is keen to encourage the children's love of the outdoor environment and will be planning weekly Forest School sessions in Holland Park.
The Marmalade Duck will operate during the term times only but will also provide a Summer Club which runs in the Summer holidays.
The Marmalade Schools have secured Outstanding Ofsted inspections at all four of their current schools. These are some of the lovely comments they have made...
"Children flourish in this exciting and innovative nursery."
"Leaders are inspirational. Leaders' exceptionally high expectations for every child are matched by the staff's ability to teach children to the highest level."
"Staff meticulously plan activities for children that cover all areas of learning exceptionally well."
"Children have high self-esteem and confidence because staff encourage children to try new things and try their best with daily activities."
"Staff work exceptionally well with parents. They use a range of highly effective ways to keep informed about their childen's progress."