Welcome to the
Twickenham Nursery

We are so very pleased to announce that we will be launching our second bilingual Mandarin-English nursery school this coming Autumn. Hatching Dragon’s Twickenham Nursery is due to launch on the 5 th of September 2017 in partnership with GEMS Primary Academy Twickenham, our Twickenham nursery will be the first to bring its unique and now Ofsted approved fully immersive bilingual Mandarin-English early years model to South West London.

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 8am and to close at 630pm, 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 click on the image of our brochure below to download the full digital copy.

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!

Contact us

Thanks for your interest in what we’re doing – we’d love to keep you up to date about our movements and how our flight plans are coming along. You can always reach us on the email, enquiries@hatching-dragons.com or on the office phone, 020 3287 7020.


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Our Staff

Regional Manager
Amanda Nzara

Amanda joins us from a prestigious bilingual French preparatory school in Hammersmith, Le Herison School, which is the only early years provision to be officially endorsed by the French Ministry of Education. A hugely experinced EYFS professional with a Level 5 in Management, Amanda also worked at Hatching Dragons Barbican and will be responsible for regional managerial functions in the South West.

Sophia Marchant
Deputy Manager

Joining us from the senior team of the prestigious Devonshire House Preparatory School in Hampstead, where Sophia worked for 8 years, Sophia is qualified as a PGCE Early Years Qualified Teacher (NQF Level 6), which she was awarded by the Institute of Education, the number 1 educational institute in the world. She holds Safeguarding Level 3, Paediatric First Aid certificates and has extensive experience working with children with Special Needs (SEN) and Autism.

Laura Liu
Mandarin Lead

Laura is joining us after working as a Principal in some of Beijing’s most prestifgious Montessori Kindergarten’s – Eton Kids and Think First Internatinoal, in which she managed staff teams over over 50 people and over 170 children on a day to day basis. She has worked as a early years montessori teacher in Jordan’s Fulham before moving to China and so benefits from UK and Chinese experience.