Burgh Wood Montessori Nursery School

Making learning fun!

About Us

Learning the Montessori way...

Our experienced and dedicated Montessori trained teaching staff manage and provide a safe and stimulating working environment for your child. Creative educational activities are introduced using specially designed Montessori materials and equipment to motivate learning.  

A trusted learning environment for your child...

Burgh Wood Montessori is located in a quiet, spacious and modern church hall with a secure garden at St. Ann's Church, near Banstead, Surrey. Our aim is to nurture happy and confident children who develop with a healthy awareness and appreciation of their environment.

A fully registered and flexible service...

Our nursery school is open 9am to 3pm, Tuesday to Friday (term time only). We admit children from the age of 2 years to 5 years.

Burgh Wood Montessori is self-financing and fully registered with OFSTED and Surrey County Council Education Services. We accept nursery funding vouchers.

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About the team

Joanne Stewart-Nash

Principal | Jo graduated from Roehampton University with a First Class Honours Degree in Education and Early Childhood Studies and is fully Montessori trained. Jo is mum to two children and two dogs, and took over Burgh Wood Montessori in November 2016.

Liz Hill

Montessori Directress | Liz is a trained Montessori teacher with many years experience working in a variety of educational settings, as well as running a summer school program in Lima, Peru. She has a creative arts background with a degree in Art and Design and is keen to share her passions for music, dance and yoga with the children. 

Subagini Lucian-Patrick

Montessori Directress | Subagini Lucian-Patrick has over 25 years’ experience of working with young children and graduated as a Montessori Directress in 1990, working in the Institute of Nursery Studies, Montessori Centre in Sri Lanka.  

Caroline O’Neill

Key Worker | Caroline graduated in 2011 after completing her CACHE Level 3 NVQ in Children’s Care Learning and Development. Caroline has ten year’s experience of working in the Early Years Sector and between 2007 and the summer of 2016, worked at Burgh Wood Montessori Nursery School. After a short career break, Caroline is delighted to return to Burgh Wood.

Abeer Haddad

Nursery Worker | Abeer is a placement student who is currently undertaking her NVQ3 Childcare Education and Early Years Diploma at college and Burgh Wood Montessori.

Hayley Lee

Nursery Worker | Hayley is an NVQ3 Childcare Education and Early Years Diploma qualified nursery worker and joined Burgh Wood Montessori in September 2015.



"...relaxed yet structured."

The teachers are so lovely supportive and professional and all the children are so well behaved, it's a very relaxed yet structured atmosphere and since starting 4 months ago my two year old has blossomed, she can count to 20 knows her abc, her colours, animals etc and really enjoys going to school. I'm so pleased we choose Burgh Wood.

"Friendly, kind and warm..."

Our daughters have just completed their first term at Burgh Wood and we've been really impressed with everything we've seen so far. The girls have both settled in really well, the staff are friendly, kind and warm and the management is organised and very communicative with parents which is great. The school trip was a huge hit and the plans to continue to develop the curriculum and the preschool offering are very encouraging.

"Nurturing environment..."

Burgh Wood is a lovely nurturing environment, Our second daughter was shy upon starting but has really grown in confidence and the changes the new head is implementing are just amazing. Great team of staff, super school, cannot recommend enough!

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We would love you to see our nursery school in action, please feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Burgh Wood Montessori

St Ann's Church Hall, 4 Brighton Road, Banstead, SM7 1BS

enquiries@burghwoodmontessori.com | 07738 205080


Tuesday - Friday: 9am - 3pm

Saturday/Sunday: Closed

Please email us to request a registration form.