Welcome to Rainbow Montessori School Nurseries - one of the foremost Montessori Nursery and Junior Schools in the UK.

The Rainbow Montessori School includes three beautiful nurseries, junior school and training college all situated in prime locations throughout North West London. Our very first nursery was established by Rainbow’s founder, Linda Madden, in our West Hampstead premises in 1982 and was followed with the opening of a second nursery in Highgate Village the following year and by Queen’s Park in 2009. Our nurseries cater for children aged 2 through to 5 years old.

Our Junior school was launched in 1992 and is now one of the leading Montessori Junior schools in the Country. We offer a true Montessori education to children from 4 through to 12 years old. The independence and self-discipline instilled by the Montessori system of education has enabled Rainbow students to continue onto many of the most prestigious secondary schools in the country – and beyond!!

We also offer part-time specialist Montessori teacher training via our specialist part-time college: RMTC. RMTC is one of the only Montessori training colleges in England to offer both Early Years and Advanced Montessori courses!

Rainbow Montessori School

Find out more about Rainbow Nursery located at West Hampstead and Queens Park.

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The Montessori

Find out more about the unique 'child centred' Montessori Method, pioneered by Maria Montessori (1902 - 1958)

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School News
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For the latest information on our public nurseries news, term dates and event calendar.

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Applying to

Information on applying to Rainbow, general school information policies etc..

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Rainbow News (parents only)

West Hampstead


Queen's Park

Rainbow News  (public)

Public News

Testimonials (click to see more)

  • "Rainbow Montessori School has been like an extended family to my son Oscar during the most difficult time a child could go through; that of losing a parent. My late husband, Martin Scheller, felt secure in the fact that his son's talents and emotional needs would be nurtured at Rainbow, indeed they have been!"
    by Rebecca Scheller

  • "I was a pupil at Rainbow Montessori from when it was first established in 1982 when I was two and a half years old until the age of seven. I am now twenty-one years of age and I am amazed and delighted at how many wonderful ways Rainbow has effected my life both then and now."
    by Carla McCarogher