We are Artisans of children.

Artisans is an Outstanding Montessori Kindergarten in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, for pre-school and nursery-age children from two to five years old.

We are professionals in the craft of caring for, and developing, vibrant children who feel confident in their own identity, who look at the world as an opportunity for rich discovery through trying, growing and exploring.

Every child is highly valued and respected in this vibrant and stimulating setting.
— Ofsted Report, 2014

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INQUISITIVE - because childhood is full of wonder and why?

DYNAMIC - ready to embrace a fast changing world

RESPONSIBLE - being able to give responses that grow our own and others fulfilment

GRIT - for life’s surprises

PLAYFUL - for the joy it gives and the myriad of skills it embeds

CONTENTED - for quiet self sufficiency and inner peace


We fully believe Artisans gave him the best possible start to his learning adventure.
— Parent
It is the child who makes the man, and no man exists who was not made by the child he once was.
— Maria Montessori
It is evident that the staff all treat the children with respect and as individuals. I have often come home inspired.
— Parent
I want to stay for ever and ever, please.
— Child Quote