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About us

Established in 1988, Paint Pots has offered a Montessori education for children through our Nursery Schools and Classes for over 30 years.

Who we are

Paint Pots is a small independent group of Montessori Early Years settings based within central London in Notting Hill, Chelsea and Hyde Park.

Montessori is at the heart of everything we do. We offer nurturing and caring environments, brimming with creativity and learning.

We support each child as an individual, inspiring them to reach their full potential. Offering individualised learning and bespoke teaching in creative, fun ways that suit the needs of each child whatever their age, stage and interests.

Our class sizes and family atmosphere enable us to build warm relationships with both the children and parents.

Our classrooms are full of love and happiness and we are extremely proud of the bright and confident children that have passed through our family.

What we offer

Creative Classes – Our classes start with our accompanied mother & baby classes and continue up to our unaccompanied classes for older children. We offer a variety of classes including Art, Music, Messy Play and Sensorial activities. Our classes are available at Paint Pots The Boltons.

Term Time Nursery Schools – Our term time nursery schools offer Montessori education delivered in our creative Paint Pots style. With three terms a year (Autumn, Spring & Summer) we offer a standard school day of 9.15am-3.30pm. Our term time nursery schools are available at Paint Pots The Boltons & The Park.

Year Round Nursery – Offering an extended school day of 8am-6pm our year round nursery offers Montessori education. The quality of a private nursery school but with complete flexibility of attendance. Available at Paint Pots The Grove.

Holiday Schools – A fun holiday blend of what we offer in our classes and nurseries. With lots of seasonal art, craft, music.

Whether in our classes, nurseries or holiday schools, everything we offer is delivered to children in a fun and inspiring way by our experienced teachers. All our classrooms are carefully curated open plan spaces, filled with lots of interesting activities, so that the children can freely explore everything in their environment.


Paint Pots The Boltons and Paint Pots The Park are now accredited with Collaborative Montessori, formally MEAB accredited.

Paint Pots The Grove accreditation coming soon. 

Our history

Established in 1988, Paint Pots has offered a Montessori education for children through our Nursery Schools and Classes for over 30 years.

Georgina Hood OBE, our Founder & Principal, started with the Creative Classes and Nursery School in Bayswater (Notting Hill), W11. In the following years Paint Pots opened its door in the Chelsea, SW10 and Hyde Park, W2 areas. Having found our home in these local communities, Paint Pots still operates in the same areas today.

With a legacy spanning over 3 decades we are now delighted to welcome some of our children back to Paint Pots as Teaching Assistants in our classrooms.