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Holland Park Pre-Prep & Nursery

Three and four year old funding
Free early education for 2-year-olds
Registered to provide 30 Hours Free Childcare

Our nursery in Holland Road, Kensington caters for children aged 3 months to 4 years old, and we ensure an environment in which children learn and are stimulated, complemented by the provision of home cooked food and a private garden.

Children can attend 8:15-12:15, 8:15-3:00 or 8:15-6:15 and can also opt for before and after school care.  We are open from 7:30 a.m. until 6:15 p.m. Children can attend full time or part time.

The nursery is in close proximity to Holland Park, Kensington, Brook Green, Shepherd's Bush, and Hammersmith. We have four classes: District Class (3 months to approx. 24 months), Piccadilly Class (approx. 24 months to rising 3s), Central Class (rising 3s to rising 4s) and Jubilee Class (rising 4s to rising 5s). We regularly take the children on excursions to learn more about the world around them.

Reports are given out each July, and parent teacher meetings are held termly.


  • District Class for our under 2s has two rooms for the children to explore; a smaller room with a cosy, quieter environment for our children to rest and recharge, and a larger room to provide an environment where the children can explore through sensory play, find new physical challenges to overcome and build their social skills. The classroom has direct access to the main garden and the children have set times especially for them to explore outdoors. Trips are also arranged to external sites, such as the local parks, library and museums.

  • Piccadilly Class is designed to support our 2 year olds in their continued development. We understand that children of this age still need a great deal of emotional support as they build their bodies and minds in preparation for later learning. Whether joining us for the first time, or transitioning from within the nursery we provide each child with a tailored approach to ensure they get the most out of this room. Children are given a mixture of structured learning, free play and garden time, while also developing valuable social and self-care skills.

  • Central Class focuses on building on the skills taught in Piccadilly Class, including practical life skills. Additional structured learning is in place to start to teach children phonics and numeracy alongside a wide range of topics to broaden their understanding of the world around them. Physical, social and language development are still key at this age, and so we provide regular opportunities for Central Class to join with their older peers to learn from them and challenge themselves. We encourage regular garden time and provide climbing equipment, tricycles and other sports equipment to promote physical activity alone and as a group.

  • Jubilee Class is aimed at providing school readiness for children who will be going to Reception Class the following September, while still allowing them to have fun and build their personalities before school really starts! We have a focus on Mathematics and Literacy in this class, but also put an emphasis on creativity and external experiences, with trips to parks, museums and art installations.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Danny Webb
Contact Position
 020 7602 9066
 [email protected]

Where to go

Holland Park Pre-Prep & Nursery
Holland Road
W14 8HJ

Buses C1 & 49 stop outside the nursery, and the 9, 27, 28 buses stop moments away on Kensington High Street

London Underground and Overground station Kensington Olympia is a 5 minute walk, and Kensington High Street, Earls Court, Hammersmith Underground stations are all 10-20 minute walk

Other Details


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Inclusion Information

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Parents complete a questionnaire regarding dietary needs (e.g. religious), allergies, intolerances and information is shared Parents provide instructions as to what to do if problem arises (e.g. supply Epipen).

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision

Childcare Information


Limited vacancies available
Date updated

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide 30 hours entitlement

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 7:30 am 6.15pm
Tuesday 7:30 am 6.15pm
Wednesday 7:30 am 6.15pm
Thursday 7:30 am 6.15pm
Friday 7:30 am 6.15pm
Treasure baskets
Full cooked lunch
Visit & Outings
Walks to local park etc
Home Corner
Healthy Eating
ICT Facilities
Meals cooked on premises
2-5 rooms
Available After School
Music time
Accept Childcare Vouchers
Dress Up
Indoor Games
Nappy changing facility
Cater for Special Diets
Own Transport
Outdoor Playspace
No Smoking Policy
Open Door Policy
Out-door Play
Play Kitchen
Sand & Water Play
Play Dough
Air Conditioning
Baby Facilities
Baby toys
Arts & Crafts
Quiet Area
Both indoor and outdoor activities
Quiet Room
Books & Storytelling
Role play dressing up
CCTV security cameras
Construction toys
Climbing Frame
Sensory Play
Soft Play area
Songs, Rhymes and Music
Sleeping Area
Small world toys

School Pickups

Offers pickups
We can pick up and drop off from/to home. We will consider any additional pick up or drop off service that can be achieved without disruption to existing customers.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Last Updated 06/02/2024

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