Little Elves Montessori uses the Montessori approach and we work alongside the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage); the statutory curriculum for all children between birth and five years old.

At Little Elves Montessori of Marylebone we are committed to support the holistic development of each child to help them get ready for school and set them up for a successful future.

The Montessori curriculum will be based on six areas:

Practical Life
Children do simple exercises like polishing, transferring, pouring, threading etc. Through these exercises, the children develop concentration, self-motivation and confidence, which then transfers into later academic work.

Through sensorial activities, the children learn about comparing, sequencing, sound, smell, weight and texture. All these activities prepare the child for more advanced maths and it allows them to develop perception using their senses.

All the mathematical materials used are concrete, allowing the children to absorb the basics of mathematics. They learn how to share, combine, count, and compare using the materials provided.

Language and Literacy
The Montessori classroom provides the children with the opportunity to develop their vocabulary and self-expression. The children are introduced to phonetic sounds of the alphabet at first, which will easily lead the child to start reading. There is also a book corner to encourage a positive attitude to reading. It provides the children with a whole range of classic and modern books.

The children are encouraged to participate in a variety of arts and crafts exercises, role-play, music and dance. Check out our Gallery page and see more, here.

Children will be taught about all cultures using books and role play. We will also teach them history, geography, biology, science and cookery which will give them the understanding and appreciation of all living things.

EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)

The foundation stage is also divided into seven main areas:

Personal, Social, and Emotional Development

  • Making relationships
  • Self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Managing feelings and behaviour

Physical Development

  • Moving and handling
  • Health and self-care

Communication and Language

  • Listening and attention
  • Understanding
  • Speaking


  • Reading
  • Writing


  • Numbers
  • Shape, space and measure

Understanding the World

  • People and communities
  • The world
  • Technology

Expressive Arts and Design

  • Exploring and using media and materials
  • Being imaginative

Other Activities

In order to stimulate the children with fun and learning, we provide a wide range of additional activities/classes:

Ballet, French, music and jungle gym

If you are based in Marylebone or the nearby areas, give us a call today on +44 (0) 20 7723 9419 and find out more about our nursery school.

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If you would like to register your child, please download the registration form below and email or post it to the school’s correspondence address. Children may be registered from birth and a £70 non-refundable fee is applicable.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to arrange a visit. We have two daily viewing options –

Mornings: 10.00am         |       Afternoons: 14.00pm

Later appointments can also be arranged if needed.

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