Welcome to the
Twickenham Nursery

Introduction to our Nursery

Our second bilingual Mandarin-English nursery school opened in Twickenham in late 2017 in partnership with GEMS Primary Academy Twickenham, recently awarded Ofsted Outstanding in its summer inspection. Our Twickenham nursery is the first to bring its unique and now Ofsted approved fully immersive bilingual Mandarin-English early years model to South West London and is planning to work with local schools in delivering after school programmes and other outreach activities for the local community

Key Information

Opening Hours: 0800-1800, 51 weeks a year

Ages: 15 months through to 5 years old

Baby Dragon (Toddler) Places: 6

Blue Dragon (2-3 yr old) Places: 16

Dragon Flight (3-5 yr old) Places: 16

Twickenham Nursery: Ages & Stages

Our Twickenham nursery will primarily service the needs of local families with children aged 2-5, so will function more as a pre-school. We will have a strong focus on educational development in all core areas of the EYFS, for school readiness (should you choose to go on to GEMS Academy Primary Twickenham or elsewhere), and to ensure that we continue to nurture the Mandarin language acquisition and intercultural awareness we now know to deliver huge impact for our children. But don’t take our word for it. Read Islington’s report on our practice in the Barbican and why Ofsted rated us Good  and why its proof positive that our Twickenham Nursery will deliver more of the same…

Hours of Opening

Hatching Dragons’ Twickenham Nursery will provide full day care , which means we try to be there to support the working hours of the parents in our local community and are in the process of registering for our provision to open from 0745am and to close at 6:00pm, 52 weeks a year (excluding bank holidays and Christmas!).

Working In Partnership With Primary

Located just off the cusp of Twickenham Green, our Twickenham nursery and pre-school will be within the grounds of GEMS Primary Academy Twickenham, giving us an unique opportunity to use the exceptional facilities of a purpose built educational campus and build natural relationships with the primary school to help children maintain and continue their mandarin after they leave us. It’s hugely exciting for us all. For more information on fees, food and the fun we have, please view our brochure.

After School Clubs

But given the unique nature of our location, housed, as we are, in the grounds of a primary School,  we’ll also hope to provide wrap around care arrangements and after school clubs for children from the primary school (up to the age of 8) until the end of our working day (630pm). As an educational group registered on both the Early Years and Childcare Registers, Hatching Dragons Twickenham Nursery can provide care for older children as well. Please get in touch to find out more.

Holiday Camps

And what better way to spend, well, at least some of your holidays than in an immersive Mandarin holiday camp. For many parents, the school holidays don’t always work against their own work holiday arrangements and so are left constantly trying to figure out care arrangements for the times they just cannot be with the children. Being located in a primary school, we will be able to care for children over the summer and give them that exposure to one of the world’s most important languages and most interesting cultures. Please get in touch to find out more!


Our nurseries regularly host free community events and outreach programmes for local families to come and join the fun to see what the children have been getting up to. From Chinese New Year to Halloween and regular shadow puppetry and mandarin music playgroups, there’s something for everyone. Please see our event page to browse events and make a booking.

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Get in Touch

To make a direct enquiry to the nursery itself, you can always fill out the enquiry form online here. Alternatively you can register for a place in any of the services listed here. Please make sure which service you’re registering for! You can also reach the nursery directly on 020 3912 2901

You can always reach us on the email, enquiries@hatching-dragons.com  or call us on 0203 912 2901 but if you’d like to receive periodic updates on our events, announcements, availability and educational materials, please just click the sign up button below to starting receiving our monthly newsletters.

2 the Green, Twickenham, TW2 5AA.

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Hatching Dragons Twickenham Brochure

For all fee information and more detail regarding our provision at Twickenham, please click here view for our digital brochure.

Policies & Procedures

For all information regarding our top-line policies and procedures, please click here for a full overview

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Our Staff

Jo Clark

BA Hons (Level 6) Education & Dance, L3 Childcare
Jo is a highly experienced early years educational professional having successfully secured 3 consecutive Ofsted Outstanding Gradings at her previous nursery school. She’s a very experienced educationalist, having worked in the early years for over 20 years, 15 of which she dedicated to one school, so brings with her commitment, quality and a very impressive track record in early years educational delivery.

Fei Chang
Mandarin Lead Practitioner

Mandarin Lead Practitioner
Qualified Teacher (Primary)

Fei joins us after graduating with an MA in Early Years Educational leadership, where she specialised in EYFS delivery. Fei is taking forward the mandarin curriculum at Twickenham and leads the Chinese team.