The Marmalade Duck is located in the Church Hall at St Barnabas in Addison Road near Holland Park. All of the Marmalade nurseries have been rated Outstanding by Ofsted and we look forward to bringing high standards and engaging education to the Marmalade Duck.  The large hall is a great nursery space and benefits from its own dedicated outside space situated behind the main Church.  Miss Clare Robinson is the Head Teacher at The Marmalade Duck and has been a Head for over 14 years at London based nursery schools.  Clare has worked in both the Marmalade Owl and the Marmalade Bear and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Marmalade Duck.  


The team at the Marmalade Duck are led by Miss Clare and include a number of teachers who have been part of the Marmalade Schools for many years, working well together to provide a happy and relaxed feeling within the school.  The staff work with the children both collectively and individually to ensure, the work is set for each child independently allowing the child to work at its own pace.


The Marmalade Duck has small class sizes to allow time for individual attention, and therefore children learn rapidly as Ofsted recently pointed out at the other Marmalade nurseries.  The Marmalade Duck ensures excellent communication with parents and teachers are available every day to talk if needed. The use of Tapestry and the App are great ways for the parents to be involved with the school.  The school is very well resourced with new equipment to help the children to learn.  The Marmalade Duck shares the ethos of being an inclusive school with many different religions, races and abilities at the school. We celebrate all the different religious festivals.


Parents are involved with many of the activities and events held at the school to foster a close working relationship with our parents.  We have a lot of activities for the parents to be involved with, like Grand Parents day, Parents Physical Day etc which all go to make the parents feel included and form good friendship with other parents.  The Marmalade Duck children all have specialist teachers in a range of additional activities such as ballet, french and physical education.  

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Marmalade Duck,

St Barnabas Church Hall

23 Addison Road



W14 8LH




Miss Joanna Knowles


Miss Titta Burgess


0208 265 5224

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