West Hampstead

The Rainbow Montessori School includes two beautiful nurseries, 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 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 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.

Our Team

Raluca Coroama

Head Teacher - Mont. Dip. MCI

My name is Raluca Coroama

It is my privilege and great pleasure to introduce myself as the Head Teacher here at Rainbow Sherriff Road.

I have worked with Rainbow for the last 6 years

I am originally from Romania and began my Montessori journey by qualifying as a teacher with MCI.

I have a six 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

Head of Rainbow Montessori Nurseries & Montessori Teacher Mont. Dip. MCI Early Years 3 – 6


As an original member of Rainbow Montessori staff, Maggy's career has spanned Rainbow's entire 39 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 two nurseries where she is currently overseeing the management as the Head of Nurseries.

Siobhan Cottle

Nursery Teacher


Siobhan Cottle


Hi my name is Siobhan I have always had a passion for teaching. I have been a nursery practitioner for over 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

Clare Abrahams

Nursery House Keeper

As an original member of Rainbow Montessori staff, Miss Clare has been our house keeper at the Junior School for over 30 years.

Miss Clare will continue at both our nursery sites in West Hampstead and Queen's Park.

Emma Harte

Montessori Teacher Mont. Dip. MCI (0-7 years) and RMS Office Administrator

Hi, my name is Miss Emma.

I have been with Rainbow for just over 5 years now and started within the Head Office at our Rainbow Montessori Junior School.

I have most recently qualified as a Montessori Teacher (Level 4 Birth to Seven) and I  now spend my time between the Rainbow Head Office and the West Hampstead Nursery.

I have a beautiful daughter called Millie who started her education here at Rainbow and it really is the best starting point of education for any child,

I just wish she could have stayed forever!

Fatima Madrigal

Montessori Teacher Mont. Dip. MCI 2-6 years

A warm hello! I'm Fatima and I studied at Rainbow Montessori Training College (RMTC) under Linda Madden in 2007 and completed my teaching practice at Rainbow - West Hampstead in 2009. I was an assistant class teacher at Rainbow Montessori Junior School in 2018 and I am very happy to be back at Rainbow as a Key Person!


I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communication (Minor in Theatre Arts) from the University of the Philippines (Level 6), TQUK Level 2 qualifications in Understanding Autism and Challenging Behaviours in Children and I am a fully qualified Montessori Educator (MCI, 2-6 years, Level 4). I am currently studying for my second degree, BSc Psychology at The Open University in Milton Keynes ((Level 6).

I believe in a compassionate, person-centred approach and practice it both in and out of the classroom. I have over 11 years’ experience in Montessori and over 17 years’ experience in Early years Education. I live locally with my partner, 2 children (ages 17 and 7 years old) & 2 cats (Kanji and Ming-ming). I am Vegetarian and I love films, food, music, reading, writing, exploring and swimming!