Mandarin Ducklings Twickenham

Mandarin Ducklings TwickenhamMandarin Ducklings is a new nursery in Marble Hill Park, Twickenham, which presents something different to local families in terms of early years education. Catering for children aged 2 to 5 years old, it combines Montessori teaching, bilingual education (English and Chinese Mandarin), and outdoor learning. Their aim is to provide a happy, healthy and stimulating environment where children develop essential skills, learn about the real world, and have fun at the same time.

Montessori Method of Teaching:

Mandarin Ducklings TwickenhamThe Montessori method has been well-recognised worldwide, and its graduates include the founders of Google and Amazon, a Nobel Prize winner, A-list actors and world-class musicians! The principles of the Montessori method foster the development of autonomy and self-directed activities, and provide hands-on learning experiences as well as promoting self-discipline. Montessori emphasises the great potential that lies within each child. In Mandarin Duckling’s words: “To help children reach their potential, it requires a prepared environment, understanding of the children and method, and also a trusting, caring and supportive relationship between teachers and children”.

Bilingual Education:

Mandarin Ducklings TwickenhamChildren in their first six years are very sensitive to languages, and can learn new languages much more easily than in later life… and bilingualism or multilingualism has been shown to have many social, cognitive, psychological and lifestyle advantages. Mandarin Ducklings provides bilingual education using English and Chinese Mandarin on a daily basis, and the programme is embedded in the nursery’s routine and activities. The nursery sees this as an additional benefit to their comprehensive early years educational programme, giving children a head start when it comes to languages.

Outdoor Learning:

Mandarin Ducklings TwickenhamBeing outdoors is now seen as even more important than ever, since research has shown that children born today have a lower life expectancy than their parents due to inactivity and obesity resulting from the modern lifestyle. The setup of Mandarin Ducklings, with its two large gardens as well as being linked to Marble Hill Park, means that children can have a healthy start to life and be connected to the real world. The nursery’s outdoor programme features gardening and learning using Forest School principles, and is managed by a qualified Forest School Leader.

Mandarin Ducklings TwickenhamMandarin Ducklings Nursery can be found between the adventure playground and kitchen garden in the North East corner of Marble Hill Park, Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 2NL. It is open from 8.00am-6.00pm Monday to Friday throughout the year. For more information, please take a look at their website, or they can be contacted by phoning 020 8892 2241 or by emailing


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