De Lacey Elmwood Nursery – Get the best start with De Lacey Elmwood Nursery
with Elmwood Montessori School

you get the best start

Welcome to Elmwood Montessori where we are delighted to offer your child the best possible, Montessori inspired, start to their education, right here in the heart of Grove Park.

Your child will benefit from;

  • A beautiful homely environment, filled with natural and real resources,
  • A rich and varied Montessori curriculum, tailored to your unique child’s interests and level of development,
  • Outdoor ‘Forest School’ sessions, building on confidence and independence with challenging play in our beautiful, enclosed garden,
  • Specialist ‘Fantastic Art’ classes, focusing on developingcreative thought and skills,
  • Regular cooking and music sessions, Drama classes on our stage or with our puppet theatre,
  • Tai-Chi & yoga sessions with our trained staff,
  • And, most importantly, a knowledgeable and experienced staff team, able to give your child the care, love and attention they need to learn, grow and thrive.
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To help you in your journey, and to introduce you to who we are and what we stand for, we have created a series of '1 Page Guides' packed with tips and information on the most common areas that parents ask us about at school.

A word from Charlotte de Lacey, Senior Manager & Director.

Welcome to Elmwood Montessori! My name is Charlotte de Lacey, I am an Early Years Professional and a qualified Montessori teacher, with nearly 20 years experience, so the Montessori method and philosophy is deeply ingrained in me and my ethos – it comes through into what your child will learn and benefit from while they are here at nursery with us every day.

I have owned and managed nurseries here in Hounslow since 2009, starting with The de Lacey Montessori School in Isleworth, which I took over from my mum, Sylvia, who started the nursery in our family home way back in 1982, so we really are a family business and we really do offer that family, homely feeling for you and your child. We opened our first Day Nursery, in Norwood Green in 2017, and another in Osterley in 2022, and are now delighted to add the wonderful Elmwood Montessori, who shares our rich heritage and strong values. You can find out more about our nurseries at

We want to offer your child the best possible springboard into their education – Montessori based play and learning, building up the key skills they need to start school in the strongest position to succeed, and all in a fun, happy, loving and caring environment. We are proud of our Montessori educational approach and are excited to share it with you.

I look forward to meeting you and to welcoming you into our little family very soon.

DeLacey Osterley Nursery

Opening Hours

We are open for 48 weeks of the year(with a week Shut-Down between Christmas and New Year, a week at Easter, and two weeks at the end of August)

  • Monday
  • 8am - 4:30pm
  • Tuesday
  • 8am - 4:30pm
  • Wednesday
  • 8am - 4:30pm
  • Thursday
  • 8am - 4:30pm
  • Friday
  • 8am - 4:30pm
  • Saturday
  • closed
  • Sunday
  • closed
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Your child’s health is very important to us, so we pride ourselves in providing a healthy environment in which they can grow. Whilst with us your child will benefit from;

  • Nutritious, home cooked, fresh vegetarian hot meal every day cookedon site by our chef
  • Organic milk and water to drink, available all day
  • Fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables at snack time each day
  • Regular kids Cookery Club sessions where children can experiment with tastes and textures
  • Our ability to meet a wide range of dietary requirements
  • Sociable meal times, shared together at the dinner table, using real china bowls and utensils
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Why we're loved

Happy families

We know that what other parents think is important to you, so don't just take our word for it...

“We’ve been so very lucky to have this wonderful school a few minutes away from home! My son spent there 2 very happy years and really came out of his cocoon thanks to the fabulous hard work and dedication of the teachers. He didn’t really speak when he joined and 2 years on he is a true chatterbox and that is almost entirely the school’s merit.”

Rayna Popova

“The best of the best is The de Lacey! All 3 of my babies thrived the moment they arrived. 4 years of nothing but support love and care for all is us as a family and forever grateful for having somewhere safe to leave my children, nothing better than to be reassured in the times of mum guilt, thankyou for everything I would highly recommend.”

Chaenan Bertinelli

“I am really impressed with the individual attention my daughter receives. The staff know her well and cater for her diet. She is happy, and safe and has grown in confidence”

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