The Children’s House was set up in 1973 by a group of local parents to provide high quality early years education in Islington. It was initially run in the home of a founding parent and subsequently in a rented hall in St Stephen’s Church on Canonbury Road. Parents and staff longed for the Nursery to have a home of its own and in 1991, following various fund-raising schemes, the parents were able to purchase a Methodist chapel on Elmore Street which was operating at the time as the first Hindu UK base of the Swaminarayan temple, now known as the Neasden temple and located in North London.
Parents wanted to build on the Nursery provision and in September 2005 we took on the lease of a Victorian School building on King Henry’s Walk, hitherto St Jude and St Paul’s Infant School. The Upper School was refurbished and offers Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. It is a distance of 0.7 miles from the Nursery School.
The School enjoys strong links to its past. Past parents have responsibilities on the School’s Council of Management.