who we are
why we're different
Beau Peep’s is a boutique nursery for children of age 18 months to 5 years, on the Fulham Road, minutes from Parsons Green and Fulham Broadway. We are small, independent and we pride ourselves in giving your little ones the best possible start in life - engaging imaginations and providing a fun, safe and welcoming environment to help them reach their full potential academically, socially and emotionally.
meet the team
The Beau Peep’s team is led by Nursery Manager Samantha Coleman. Samantha is a qualified Montessori teacher, with over 10 years experience in the world of Early Years. By following the Montessori ethos and principles, she aims to create an environment where children become independent and are encouraged to reach their full potential.
All our staff have been DBS checked, with references taken and verified.
Beau Peep's is proud to be registered with and approved by Ofsted. In 2016 we were awarded a GOOD Ofsted rating. Click here to view our Ofsted report.
Beau Peep’s has been specially designed (from scratch) with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and Montessori principles in mind, while retaining that home-from-home feel. We have flexible opening hours and a low child-staff ratio, ensuring that every child gets the care and attention they deserve. Wholesome food is prepared on site daily, we have an indoor tree-house, soft-play slide with interactive magnetic walls, plenty of scope for role play, water and sand play and an all-weather garden for digging, climbing and growing. We provide a wide-range of practical and educational activities, supported by one-to-one teaching directed to each child’s individual needs.
For a fully-rounded nursery school experience, we have divided the curriculum into two rooms. Upstairs the focus is on learning through play, with the room designed to ignite your child’s imagination and love of exploration. While downstairs, the focus is on the Montessori philosophy, which allows children to develop their love of learning and a sense of independence in preparation for ‘big school’.
other stuff about us
parents as partners
home made meals
Tasty, nutritious meals are prepared daily, tempting the tastebuds of even the fussiest eaters
Our menu includes fresh, healthy and organic offerings made lovingly in our on-site kitchen. Children will be encouraged to eat nicely, with a knife and fork and a note of what they have eaten will be on their record sheet. Any budding chefs in our midst are sure to love our breakfast bar where they can watch the action and get involved in a cookery class with our chef. Please note, we are a 'nut free zone’.
Making the most of our boutique space with mezzanine levels and interesting textures, colours and materials, we have tried to strike a balance between injecting personality into the nursery and giving children the freedom to explore their own stories and ideas.
Outdoor fun – whatever the weather
Our all-weather garden means that children have fresh air and outdoor play time come rain or shine. There is a water recycling system that filters rainwater over the flower bed, a raised ‘grass’ play-and-grow area, as well as hard-wearing, matted flooring for other outdoor pursuits.
We are big advocates of recycling, re-using and conserving energy, and while we have had to adhere to certain building restrictions we have strived to use natural materials such as nature's wonder material - bamboo wherever possible. Our infrared heaters provide a glowing warmth (which heats the body not the air), and our lights are energy efficient LEDs, helping to save energy where we can.
parents as partners
Here, at Beau Peep’s, communicating regularly and openly with parents is key
From the day your child joins us, we want to reinforce that relationship and develop an effective partnership with parents. Our staff are warm, welcoming and keen to get to know families. We will keep you up to date with daily diary sheets compiled by your child’s key worker, regular parents' evenings, newsletters and progress reports. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and our website. We also look for parents’ involvement in some extra curricular activities, day-trips and events for family and friends of Beau Peep’s. If you ever need to contact us, we are only a quick phone call or email away and will be happy to help.
learn through play
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
At Beau Peep’s we aim to offer a broadly balanced and wide-ranging curriculum, drawing from traditional and Montessori principles while meeting the needs of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Play teaches children a whole host of life skills, enriching their development and making sense of the world around them. Learning through play includes: sand and water play, art, stories, role play, songs, outdoor play, small world play and more.
All of these activities help children to develop their social and emotional, physical, cognitive, communication and language skills. Children are guided by the Beau Peep’s team to find opportunities for learning through their play time - to help them express themselves, to problem solve and negotiate, to take turns and make friends.
In addition to this play-based curriculum, we are keen to offer a broad range of extra curricular activities including baby/kids yoga, teddy tennis, language lessons, music, drama and excursions.
As a childcare provider, we must meet the criteria of the EYFS, which is defined by the Department for Education; this means following a structure of learning, development and care for all our children.
We are committed to the EYFS, ensuring that:
• Children learn through play
• We work closely with all parents
• We keep you up-to-date on your child’s progress
• We meet the welfare, learning and all-round development needs of children with different backgrounds and levels of ability, including those with special educational needs and disabilities.
To help children reach their full potential, we deliver the EYFS curriculum of learning through play and planned preschool activities.
The three main areas are:
• Communication and language
• Physical development
• Personal, social and emotional development
The further four specific areas are:
• Understanding of the world
• Expressive arts and design
Dr Maria Montessori was an innovator of classroom practices and one of the most important Early Years educators of the twentieth century. Her research concluded that children learn best when ‘doing’, so she created specially designed resources to foster independence and a love of learning from a young age. Through this holistic approach, the Montessori method aims to develop the child as a whole as they learn at their own pace, encouraged to embrace the areas they love most.
The Montessori environment we have created at Beau Peep’s enables your child to realise their natural abilities, to grow their enthusiasm for learning and capacity for concentration, while encouraging independence, self-discipline and respect
For further information on the Montessori philosophy, please see www.montessori.org.uk
Click on a thumbnail to see what our little ones get up to at Beau Peep's...
Anyone for tea?
One of our little monkeys!
Bright colours to inspire young minds
Helping to prepare lunch...
...It's all about the team work
Being creative is a messy business
Time for a musical interlude
The boy in the bubble
This is where it all takes place
Story time on the grassy hill
Putting the finishing touches to a Montessori creation
Are these strawberries ripe yet?
Head-first down the indoor slide
Just hanging around
Is there room up there for one more?
Magnetic walls make spelling fun
Another cheeky monkey in the tree house
Excuse me, does anyone know how to fry a lemon?
I'm sure I buried some treasure here somewhere
A helping hand is always welcome
4 - 20
We are located on the Fulham Road, within walking distance of both Parsons Green and Fulham Broadway tube stations. We are on the 14, 414 and 424 bus routes (Fulham Library stop).
We also have space for buggies and scooters.
679a Fulham Road
London, SW6 5PZ
phone: 020 3609 5222
We would love to arrange an appointment with any prospective parents so please use the form below, send us an email or give us a call. We can then discuss your needs further and go through the registration process together.
This form can also be used for any general queries or questions, so get in touch now,
we can’t wait to hear from you.
We think we're doing a great job, but don't just take our word for it, read our reviews on Netmums...
Our 2 year old daughter joined Beau Peeps in January and we couldn’t be happier with our decision. This independent boutique nursery has a fun and vibrant feel with a wide-ranging curriculum. From freshly prepared meals to an all-weather garden, there is literally nothing the team at Beau Peeps haven’t considered to ensure each child has the best fully-rounded experience possible. The low child-staff ratio means the staff really get to know each child.
Our daughter is a particularly fussy eater but the team have gone out of their way to encourage her to try new foods in a supportive and encouraging manner.
Led by Nursery Manager Siobhan, the staff have been absolutely wonderful. They handled my nervous "new mum going back to work" attitude with the greatest consideration and always made me feel that no query was too small. I cannot recommend Beau Peeps highly enough and urge anyone to take a look around this brilliant nursery.
K. Hughes, Parsons Green.
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