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Our History

Holland Park Pre-Prep & Nursery (HPPN) was founded in 1990 by Kitty Mason. As a new mother, Kitty was anxious for her child to experience the best nursery care available but found the options at the time to be lacking. From the outset, her ambition was to provide individual, high quality childcare, as well as a well-rounded education for her sons Peter and Anthony; her niece and nephew soon followed. 

Almost 30 years after the nursery’s foundation Kitty’s two grandchildren (my children) are following in their father’s footsteps.  As a new parent returning to work, I appreciated the high quality and wrap-around care available at HPPN for my son, Sam. After he was joined by Lily, I decided to leave my career in accountancy and take over running the nursery from Kitty. I will continue to ensure that HPPN provides the high quality full-time childcare and also maintain the nursery as a family run business.

The family run nature of the business contributes to the ethos of HPPN as a family and community for the staff, parents and children alike. It also ensures continuous quality control! We still follow the path of individual, high quality childcare and a well-rounded education today, and look forward to meeting you soon.

Naomi Mason
Headmistress