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Teachers, parents
and children all work together in a stress and fear free environment.
Children need to develop intellectually,
but also physically and emotionally.
Child-centred learning is at the heart of
everything we do.

Welcome to Educare Small School

School should fit the child, not the other way around.

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Educare Small School is a

nurturing primary school based in

Kingston Upon Thames.


We offer child-centred learning

with small class sizes within a safe

and balanced environment for

children aged 3 to 11 years old.

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Helping Your Child Reach

Their Potential


With over 26 years' experience, we strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment that enables children to reach their full potential.


We equip them with the confidence, skills, and creativity to become influential citizens and make a positive impact on society. We also promote values such as self-confidence, respect, compassion, curiosity, and enthusiasm for lifelong learning.


Balanced Development


We help children develop holistically with activities to support their physical, emotional and intellectual growth. Our curriculum covers the National Curriculum with English, maths, sciences, humanities, creative arts and IT.


Our difference is our flexible, creative approach and personalised ethos.

Forest School

Forest School is a weekly half-day session out in the woods, in all weathers and in all seasons, with a child-led learning process that encourages play, exploration and supported risk taking.


It helps participants become healthy, resilient, creative and independent learners, as well as developing key skills for life - socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically and intellectually.

We moved our son from mainstream education to Educare in Year 2 just before the pandemic.

All the stress that we had experienced with his former primary school dissipated. We liked Educares approach to the curriculum. Children get to really immerse themselves into a subject area. Communication with the school is easy and there is a wonderful community of teachers, children, parents and carers.

School Fees

£7680 per year 2023-24


Fees are spread over 12 months with a Standing Order of £640.


As an independent charity, our only funding comes from the fees we charge. We do our very best to keep these at a reasonable level, so that our school can be accessed by as many young people as possible. 


Educare is a provider for the 15 hours universal funding, and for the 30 hours extended funding, but this funding only covers some of our charges and additional fees will be applied.

“The school’s caring and nurturing atmosphere helps pupils to feel safe.
Staff encourage pupils to speak up. Pupils trust adults in the school to help them with any difficulties.”
“Pupils achieve well in a range of subjects. They develop secure skills and knowledge in all the required areas of study. Through the school’s values, staff encourage pupils to work hard and keep trying, even when they find tasks difficult.”

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Recently at Educare

Celebrating 25 Years

A message from our founder Elizabeth Steinthal

What a success! After starting Educare Small School in February 1997 with three pupils, we have reached 2022 and 25 years with 40 children and 14 full and part time staff. But it's not about size, our strong values and beliefs remain at the core of everything we do. The principles and practices we have had in place since our early days are only just being brought into many schools today.

We must be doing something right!

Over 500 children have passed through our school in those 25 years and blossomed through our different approach to teaching and learning. Many of them keep in touch and let us know the exciting and impressive steps they are taking on their life journeys.

Could it be that we are a school model for the future?

After Educare

Spending their primary years at Educare does have a special and particular impact on the children. They are grounded, secure, able to make themselves heard whilst respecting the views of others and their differences. They have the tools to develop as individuals within the context of the community they are in. Past experience has shown that they make the transition to their next school with ease and confidence.


In the past three academic years, the work of all children moving on to secondary education met or exceeded Year 6 age-related expectations. Educare Small School pupils have gained places at the following secondary schools:

Teddington School
Hinchley Wood School
Coombe Girls' School
Grey Court School
Coombe Boys' School
Tolworth Girls' School
The Kingston Academy
Waldegrave School

Hollyfield School

Esher High School


Hall School Wimbledon
The St Michael Steiner School
Canbury School
Box Hill School
Fairley House

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