Children at Happy Hearts Nursery and Pre-school Kensington

Welcome to Happy Hearts

Happy Hearts is an inspiring and welcoming term-time nursery and pre-school in Kensington, caring for children five days a week from 9am until 3.30pm.

The Happy Hearts philosophy

Our motto is ‘Inspiring Curious Minds’. We pride ourselves on providing a nurturing environment for your child to start their learning journey. Our highly trained and dedicated teachers ensure that your child has the best opportunity to develop his or her social and emotional skills alongside their academic education at our nursery.

The children at Happy Hearts nursery and pre-school in Kensington have access to a secure, spacious and airy nursery overseen by highly experienced and qualified teachers, who aim to provide a caring and stimulating environment. Here your child will feel secure and loved, whilst learning new skills and concepts via our carefully planned curriculum aimed at furthering their growth and development. We at Happy Hearts believe in encouraging the development of every child’s unique personality and allowing their individuality to blossom at their own pace.

Our excellent child to staff ratio means we can attend to every child equally and thus provide the best possible care by offering a wide range of fun, practical and educational activities aimed at supporting your child’s educational requirements and wellbeing. At Happy Hearts we embrace the development of emotional intelligence as a core skill that helps children navigate the complex processes of understanding themselves and others, communicating and handling unpleasant feelings.

The journey with Happy Hearts doesn’t end at the nursery and pre-school level, we aim to support your child as they take their next step in the big wide world. Our established links with several leading private schools in London means that we can help prepare your child for the next stage of their learning journey, making us the natural choice for families living in Kensington, Chelsea, Notting Hill, Holland Park and South Kensington.

“Helping children learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking, make our settings truly unique”

Owner and Principal Dr Nahal Jafroudi

Covid-19 Message

Happy Hearts nursery and pre-school in Kensington are open and we have put in place Covid-secure measures, as advised by PHE, to ensure our nursery is Covid secure.

Your child’s wellbeing is and always has been our top priority.

Find out about ‘Our New Normal

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Covid-19 Message

Happy Hearts nursery and pre-school in Kensington are open and we have put in place Covid-secure measures, as advised by PHE, to ensure our nursery is Covid secure.

Your child’s wellbeing is and always has been our top priority.

Find out about ‘Our New Normal

Watch our Video

Here’s what parents are saying about Happy Hearts

“Happy Hearts has a very homely atmosphere and the teachers always smile and treat their children. Although it incorporates Montessori education, it is not as stiff as you often hear in Japan, it has abundant activities, it allows children to have various experiences, and I also like it that it is a small group and the teachers are attentive. We love Happy Hearts.”


“Knowing from my previous experience with my now 9 years old, how important it is to find the right nursery for your child, and very keen to find a place where my 2 years old daughter could of course have fun, but most importantly learn and develop various skills, I asked and researched for the best option in the area and I’m very happy to say that I found it at Happy Hearts.”

Sofia Gouveia

“Very happy to recommend Happy Hearts nursery. Professionally run and with a great, knowledgeable and friendly team. Your children will be in very good and safe hands. Has also a very convenient location too especially for anyone living in the borough.”

Baber Nisar

“Happy Hearts is equipped with the most highly skilled and accomplished teachers. They have highly qualified teachers to prepare my daughter for her upcoming school interviews as well as her transition to primary school. Their dedication and professionalism to early year education is admirable. I would recommend Happy Hearts nursery.”

Sunny Leung

“Happy Hearts is a beautifully run nursery with great facilities and dedicated staff. My son wasn’t at all keen to start nursery but the wonderful staff, and specifically the owner Dr Nahal, nurtured him with so much care and understanding that he is now unimaginably eager to start his days there!”

Elika Sina

“We’re extremely happy with the care provided for our two-year-old son. He absolutely loves this nursery. The staff are very friendly and skilled. Also, they set out lovely activities and learning for the children every day. We speak Japanese at home, so we were very worried because he couldn’t speak English before starting Happy Hearts, but now he has grown up to be able to speak short sentences in one term. Thank you Happy Hearts.”

Risa M

“Our daughter is very happy to go and spend time in the nursery. The staff are very professional and focused on the child’s needs. The cleanliness of the school environment is excellent. We are very satisfied.”

Federico P

“Happy Hearts is a wonderful nursery with friendly teachers. They help my daughter to prepare for the assessment for a different good school in London. For now we got an offer from a prep school and are still waiting for more offers.”

Lucy L

My daughter is spending the summer term here as we will be relocating after, however if I were to be closer I would absolutely continued to enrol until reception, from day 1 of starting, she was warmly welcomed by the headmistress and others and had no troubles adjusting or me having to come collect her that morning, she is so happy to see the little lion when we arrive at the school and runs to the doors. I also am so impressed with her words, sentences, songs, numbers, vocabulary, to say the least… she comes home with, and general huge development in a short time, my parents who live in Canada face time us often and couldn’t believe how much she was chatting full sentences yesterday , and how grown up she became over night, only being a little over 2.5 years old. I would highly recommend this nursery to parents who would love to have their child in a safe, nurturing, kind, playful, fun loving environment and that they are in great hands when dropped off making it easier for us parents to not worry but know they are learning and getting a great start to education here. I can’t recommend it enough, especially as 0-7years old / their formative years especially 2-3 years being a critical part of whom they become as adults, this place ticks all the boxes for offering all the essential tools to prepare for the next steps for big school.

Ashley Siedentopf