About Us

Rooftops Montessori Nursery School is located in Richmond, North Yorkshire. Hannah bought Rooftops Nursery in 2013 after falling in love with it when her daughter attended. When the business came up for sale she couldn’t believe her luck and was successful in purchasing it. Hannah has two children who both attended a Montessori nursery – Charlotte at Rooftops and Luke at St Nicholas House, Richmond. Luke has now returned to his roots and works at Rooftops Nursery as an Apprentice Early Years Practitioner and brings with him a wealth of creativity and imagination that the children really respond to.

The building is set out over two floors. Upstairs our babies and toddlers follow the Early Years Foundation stages of learning, when they reach 3 years old, they follow a carefully planned transition period to our downstairs room which is a Montessori led pre-school with an outside play area. The nursery is open Monday to Friday 8-6pm with breakfast served between 8 and 8.30am.

We know that a successful relationship between parents and carer’s fosters a positive nursery experience for everyone. We encourage a continuous flow of communication between both parents and the nursery. You can keep updated with what happens at nursery via our in house display boards, website, Facebook page, monthly newsletters, open sessions and parent’s information sessions. Each child has a daily diary which we encourage parental and child contribution to so that we can learn about what you have been doing on a weekend and in holiday time, as well as us being able to share with you anything we feel you want/need to know. The nursery holds parent-key worker evenings at regular intervals through the year. Carers are also available every day for you to talk to.

About The Team

Rooftops Montessori Nursery School employs 15 members of qualified childcare staff in total, giving a higher than average child to carer ratio. Staff are qualified to Level 2 & 3 in Early Years and have several years’ childcare experience between them.

Hannah Hurley, Owner is a qualified nursery nurse, with over 15 years in the NHS as a Project Manager. She passionately believes in the Montessori philosophy of teaching and is extremely dedicated along with her team of experienced staff to delivering the principles of Montessori to children in a safe and nurturing environment. 

Debbie Kilburn, Nursery Manager is qualified to Level 4 in childcare with over 15 years’ experience working with children. She is very dedicated to the day to day smooth running of the nursery.

Montessori pre-school team - Sian and Caroline are Level 2 Montessori qualified with Luke who has achieved Level 2 in Childcare and is now undergoing in-house Montessori training.

Baby and Toddler team - Are all qualified at Level 2 & 3 in childcare as well as several years’ experience between them working with under 3’s. We take students from the local school and college on work placements and support apprentices in training.

Ofsted state;

“Children behave very well. They respond suitably to the rules and routines set out clearly by staff who are positive role models.”

To view our latest Ofsted report, please follow this link