Our first bilingual nursery is in the City of London.

Why did we make that call? To be at the heart of the City of London and Square Mile, close to where you work. To be near the gardens of the Barbican and the wonderful sites like St Pauls, the Museum of London and the Barbican Centre. Our nursery in the City of London gives children an experience of and exposure that they just cannot get anywhere else. Explore our nursery!


What We Offer

  • 50:50 immersion in English and Mandarin
  • Fantastic cultural curriculum to get children school-ready by 5.
  • Values-based pedagogy to foster the global citizens of the future.
  • Amongst the most qualified early years' educational teams.
  • Excursions to some of the best attractions near the Barbican.
  • Nutritious meals made by our own qualified chef.
  • Holiday camps and after-school clubs.
  • Pediatric first aid and safeguarding trained staff.

Every child develops at their own rhythm and style. In our nursery in Barbican, we graduate children through the age groups by the age and stage of their development. This guarantees that your child will always be in a group that is right for his/her needs.

This is an overview of our groups.


6 - 15 months
12 Places
Available Spaces

Baby Dragons

12 - 24 months
15 Places
Few Available Spaces

Blue Dragons

22 - 36 months
20 Places
Few Available Spaces

Dragon Flights

36+ months
24 Places
Available Spaces


Education of Excellence

At Hatching Dragons, we educate for the future. Our goal is to give children the skills to be more globally confident and capable in a multicultural world. We want our children to grow up to be involved global citizens, and achieve this through a structured, values-based pedagogy and much, much more. Jo, manager of our nursery in Barbican, explains more about the relevance of bilingual education in the early years.

Discover more about our nursery in City

Our City nursery and preschool is near you!

Shaftesbury Place, Ferroners House, Ironmongers Hall, Off Aldersgate St, London EC2Y 8AA 020 3912 2900

Hatching Dragons nursery is in a convenient location so you don't need to rush across London if you need to see your child. Our daycare is available from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm, 51 weeks a year.

Walking distance from main stations:

  • - Barbican: 4 min
  • - St Paul: 7 min
  • - City Thameslink: 10 min
  • - Moorgate: 13 min
  • - Mansion House: 13 min
  • - Bank: 15 min
  • - Cannon Street: 17 min
  • - Liverpool Street: 20 min


  • ofsted good provider
  • national day nurseries association
  • food hygiene rating for hatching-dragons