Introduction to our Nursery Schools & Daycare pages
Hatching Dragons is first and foremost a nursery school and daycare provider for families in and around London. We are also the UK’s first bilingual early years educational group to focus on Mandarin Chinese explicitly. You might be interested to know why we chose Mandarin Chinese specifically but you can find out more on our Why Mandarin pages or on the pop out graphic here that gives some of the top facts about Mandarin Chinese and why it’s an important language to learn.
We harness the full daycare provision to maximise exposure to and immersion in both languages equally at an age when children naturally acquire language. We don’t “teach” languages in the way you might remember from school. Children at the age of two don’t sit still to learn grammar or vocabulary. We always remembered such an approach to be particularly boring in any case.
Ours is a creative model based on the simple pleasures of talking and singing – Mandarin and Music. We strongly believe that for children to learn, we need to harness their latent abilities and interests and develop lines of communication (in either language) by fostering those interests and encouraging them to learn further. When children are pre-verbal, inspired and enjoying themselves, they quickly learn how to communicate. Just how we all did with our families when we were growing up, we like to think of ourselves as a family. For more detail on our curriculum approach and pedagogical statement, please see our supporting pages in Our Approach.
Key Information for the full day care and nursery school:
- Availability and pricing is dependent on nursery – please make enquiries at the specific nursery on the nursery pages to enquire about spaces.
- Age Groups: are also variable between the nurseries, Please direct your enquiry to the relevant nursery of interest
- Open all year round save for 1 week at Christmas and three inset days throughout the year
- Opening and closing times depend on the individual nursery also. Please get in touch directly using the enquiry forms adjacent
- Nursery places are contingent on availability the submission of a one month fee deposit and a signed contract
- Early and late collection available at the discretion of the management and with a surcharge
Get in Touch
To make an enquiry at the various nurseries, please click below to select your desired nursery and access the enquiry form. Please ensure that you specify holiday camp in your enquiry.
Holiday Camp Registration
To register directly for a space to the holiday camp, please click below to select your desired nursery and be sure to specify holiday camp in your registration, along with the days you require. The team will be in touch with availability.
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