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Welcome to Nursery & Pre-Prep

North Bridge House Nursery & Pre-Prep West Hampstead provides a sensitive transition and unique introduction to school life, immersing children in a rich and varied academic and extra-curricular programme from the outset of their education.

From ages 2 to 7, children benefit from a specialist Early Years and Key Stage 1 programme, tailored to their individual needs and expertly preparing them for Prep School.

Through our holistic approach to child development and nurturing environment, we focus on enhancing pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development to provide a fully rounded education.

It is through developing each child personally as well as academically, and fostering a genuine love of learning, that we set children on a clear journey, to find their True North.

Knowing the individual.

We pride ourselves on really getting to know each individual child on their journey through Nursery and Pre-Prep, to Prep School and beyond. Through our personalised approach in a small school environment, we help each child to achieve their full potential from the start of their school career.

Fostering academic excellence.

We develop the fundamental skills upon which pupils’ future successes are built, with 97.5% of KS1 children at or exceeding the age-related expectation in English, Writing and Maths. We prepare pupils for progression to NBH Prep School, and to many of the top senior schools in the country thereafter.

Cultivating character and promoting wellbeing.

Happiness is the key to success in the formative years of education. From philosophy and dance to school pets and Forest School, we grow pupils’ confidence and self-awareness while providing a learning experience which extends far beyond the four walls of the classroom.

Award winning nursery

Top 20 Nursery in London

The Top 20 Nursery Awards 2022 highlight the most recommended day nurseries in each region of the UK. The awards are based on over 22,000 reviews received between 1st March 2014 to 1st March 2022 from parents, relatives and guardians of children who attend the nurseries.

With a clean sweep of 5-star reviews and a review score of 10 out of 10, we are extremely proud to be one of only two top-rated nurseries in the whole of North London.

Find Your True North.

We guide every child on their own unique path – watch this video to learn more.

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Facilities & Location

Prime North London Location.

Situated in the heart of West Hampstead, North Bridge House Nursery and Pre-Prep is just 15 minutes from central London, immersed in the vibrant culture of the local North-West community. From the nearby farmer’s market to West Hampstead Community Centre, we are part of an exciting yet homely area of the capital – and it is this very culture that we bring into our school building.

Using 3D immersive technology and sheltered outdoor learning space, we bring a new sense of wonderment to children’s Early Years education, promoting learning through discovery and investigation. Our beautifully designed creative spaces use sustainable products wherever possible and facilitate our broad and enriching curriculum, creating a homely yet globally influenced environment.

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``Our daughter is learning yoga, ballet and French, doing after-school activities including cooking and gardening, and exploring the great outdoors through Forest School. This is so much more than I would expect from a preschool.``

– North Bridge House Nursery & Pre-Prep West Hampstead Parent

Teaching experts

Specialist Teaching Expertise.

At North Bridge House Nursery & Pre-Prep West Hampstead, we take children above and beyond the national curriculum. Beyond the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and Key Stage 1 curriculum, children benefit from subject specialist teaching in French, Italian, music and dance, while progress-enhancing initiatives such as Philosophy and Forest School are also timetabled into the school day.

We understand that the Early Years are fundamental to a child’s academic and personal development, and we are committed to guiding and supporting both parents and pupils through school life here at North Bridge House Nursery & Pre-Prep. From our ‘New to North Bridge’ events, to our ‘Parent and Child’ mornings, and providing expert advice on fussy eating, sleep, toilet training and screen time, we are focused on your child’s development as a whole.

Begin Your North Bridge House School Journey.
At whichever stage you join North Bridge House, we will get to know your child as an individual, nurturing their potential from Nursery through to Sixth Form.

4 - 13 yrs old


11 - 16 yrs old


11 - 18 yrs old


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Enquiries :020 7428 1520