West Hampstead

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 ‘West Hampstead’ Rainbow Montessori Nursery in West Hampstead was the very first Rainbow Montessori School to be set up by Linda Madden in 1982. Its instant success paved the way for all our future nurseries, our Rainbow Montessori Junior School and our Rainbow Montessori Training College! Our West Hampstead Nursery is situated within the premises of an incredibly spacious, bright and beautiful church hall on Sheriff Road which is only moments from West Hampstead tube, train, and bus links. One of the most beautiful features of this nursery is its ample play area and stunning garden which our students have proudly taken part in creating.
As with all our Rainbow Nurseries, Sheriff Road follows traditional Montessorian teaching methods and structure. At Rainbow we always strive to provide the best quality environment and educational materials for your child- Sheriff Road is MEAB accredited and all our teachers are fully qualified in Montessori education by recognized Montessori Training Colleges. The curriculum at West Hampstead Nursery is very varied and always fun filled! If you would like to find out more about what our West Hampstead Nursery gets up to and what activities and outings they have planned please feel free to take a peek at our public blog.

Our Teachers

Raluca Coroama

Head Teacher


My name is Raluca Coroama and it is my privilege and great pleasure to introduce myself as the new Head Teacher here at Rainbow Sherriff Road. I am originally from Romania and began my Montessori journey by qualifying as a teacher with MCI and I have worked with Rainbow for the last 4 years. . I have a three year old son myself and understand well the vital importance of the early years for our children. I thoroughly look forward to building new friendships, bonds and memories with the children and adults alike.

Maggy Miller

Montessori Teacher & Head of Nurseries (based at West Hampstead) Mont. Dip. MCI Early Years 3 – 6



As an original member of Rainbow Montessori staff, Maggy's career has spanned Rainbow's entire 35 years making her an expert in her field! As a close friend and colleague of Rainbow Montessori's original founder Linda Madden, with whom she worked directly under, Maggy has been involved in all aspects of the school especially the three nurseries where she is currently overseeing the management as Head of Nurseries.

Marta Cordero

Nursery Teacher - Deputy Headteacher

My name is Marta Cordero, I am from Barcelona and I hold a degree in Primary Education and a HNC in Early Education and Childcare.

I have been working for different schools back in Catalonia and I have collaborated in a large number of cultural associations.

Now, I am working at the Catalan School of London on Saturdays, teaching my language to English children, and I am very happy to be part of the Rainbow team as I strongly believe in the Montessori method... can't wait to learn more about it and put it in the practice!

Miss Marta

Azusa Nishizaki

Montessori Teacher

I am Azusa Nishizaki a qualified Montessori Teacher (Birth to Seven). I am originally from Japan and a mum of two primary school age boys. In addition to Montessori teacher training, I have an academic background in special education. As a MCI student, I spent a wonderful time at Rainbow Highgate Nursery last year. I am happy and excited to continue my Rainbow journey at Sherriff Road Nursery. I believe each child's uniqueness and differences make the world interesting!     -   Miss Azusa      

Siobhan Cottle

Classroom Assistant

Siobhan CottleHi my name is Siobhan I have always had a passion for teaching. I was a nursery practitioner for almost 10 years, I wanted to gain more knowledge about the Montessori system and that is how I found Rainbow! I look forward to meeting you all and learning more on this Rainbow journey

Andreea Maris

Montessori Teacher - Deputy Headteacher

Hi, my name is Andreea and is my pleasure to be back in the Rainbow family. I began my Montessori journey at Rainbow as a teacher assistant and qualified later as a Level 4 Montessori Teacher.

I look forward to grow and learn with and from all the children, build memories together and develop to their full potential. ‘ Play is the work of the child’ 

Miss Andreea 

Hira Maqsood

Montessori Teacher


My name is Hira Maqsood and I am delighted to introduce myself as a new Montessori Teacher here at Rainbow Sheriff Road. 

I am originally from Hong Kong and completed my Montessori training from MCI on 31st August 2017.

On top of that, I have a Bachelor degree in Early childhood studies from Middlesex University and have worked as a childcare worker, childcare supervisor and kindergarten teacher in Hong Kong over the period of six years.

I look forward to meeting you all.