Mandarin Ducklings Marble Hill Park

Mandarin Ducklings Nursery Marble Hill Park is a Montessori nursery for children aged 2 to under 5 years. Situated in the beautiful Marble Hill Park, our nursery offers an outdoor learning programme. It also provides bilingual teaching of English and Chinese Mandarin in conjunction with its Montessori curriculum.

Montessori Way of Teaching

Our beautifully crafted environment and Montessori equipment are designed to inspire children to explore and learn. Montessori principles foster the development of autonomy, self-directed activities, providing hands on learning experiences as well as promoting self-discipline. 

Bilingual Education

Our nursery provides children with a bilingual setting where language learning and cultural exploration are not just fun but a normality... 

Outdoor Learning 

Research shows that today's children are becoming increasingly disconnected from the natural world, resulting in attention difficulties and other problems. The unique setup in our Marble Hill Park nursery brings harmony between indoor and outdoor learning space. The Outdoor Classroom offers rich and effective learning experiences to children.

Structure of the Day

  • 8:00-9:00 Breakfast (Children arrive anytime between 8-9am)

  • 9:00-9:30 Adult-led learning activity

  • 9:30-11:30 Work Cycle (self-selected, and small group activities)

  • 11:30-12:00 Outdoor Play

  • 12:00-12:30 Lunch; (12:10 Morning children going home; 12:30 Afternoon children arrive)

  • 12:30-1:30 Quiet Time - rest or quiet activities

  • 1:30-3:30 Work Cycle (self-selected and small group activities)

  • 3:30-4pm Adult-led learning activity/review of the learning; (3:50-4pm Afternoon children going home)

  • 4:30pm Dinner

  • 4-5:30pm After-school play session

  • 5:30pm-6pm Children going home

  • 6pm Nursery Closes

What to Bring

Clothing: To ensure the enjoyment of outdoor play, your child will need appropriate clothing suited for weather. It is easier to strip down than being cold. Please ensure that your child has enough warm layers, also a change of clothing in case needed in the child's day bag.
Wellington boots: Please leave a pair of wellington boots with us with your child's name written on them.
Nappies: if applicable please bring a bag of nappies, we will let you know when it runs out.
Suncream and Hat: Essential for the summer, please feel free to leave a set with us or bring them in child's day-bag.  Pushchairs and scooter storage: in order to maximise the usage of limited storage space and to ensure easy access, all pushchair must be folded and stood upright in our dedicated storage area.

How to Find Us

Location: Situated in the northeast corner of Marble Hill Park between the Adventure Playground and the Kitchen Gardens.


Contact Us

Address: Mandarin Ducklings Nursery, Marble Hill Park, Twickenham, TW1 2NL
Telephone: 020 8892 2241


Marble Hill Park also has a pay and display car park which is 2 minutes away by foot from the nursery.

Get Here by Public Transport

Train: The nearest train station is St Margaret's Station which is about 7-10 minutes by foot. Other stations are Twickenham (0.59 miles) and Richmond (1.4miles).
Bus: H22, R70, 33, R68, 490 for St Stephens Church stop (less than five minute walk to Marble Hill Park, entrance opposite the Alexander Pub).