Crickets was established in 2004 by Celia Stephenson and was originally set within the grounds of South Hampstead Cricket Club in Milverton Road, NW6. In 2011 Crickets moved to their beautiful new building in Chatsworth Road NW2 overlooking Brondesbury Bowling Green.
Children are admitted between 2.5 and 5 years and follow a carefully structured programme of education based on the Montessori Method. As well as learning mathematics, reading, writing, science and cultural subjects, the curriculum also incorporates creative activities, music, dance and cooking. The experience gained in the exciting environment of Crickets Montessori Nursery School gives children a firm foundation for the next stage of schooling. Our aim is to provide a safe, happy and caring environment in which each child develops at their own pace to reach their full potential.
Celia Stephenson gained a diploma with distinction in the theory and practice of the Montessori Method of Education for children up to the age of seven from St.Nicholas College in 1982. Since then her work in education includes: Deputy Head of Broadhurst Nursery School in Hampstead, Key stage 1 co-ordinator at South Hampstead Girls Junior School, Deputy Head of the Hall Junior School in Belsize Park.