I'm so privileged to be able to bring you this group of Bilingual Nurseries. I lead an amazing group of teachers and managers to bring you the very best bilingual education in London.
I was lucky enough to be brought up bilingually, speaking French and English at home - I wish every child could be given this amazing opportunity. I wish every nursery school everywhere in the world was at least bilingual - if not trilingual.
I learnt German at school (obtaining an A at A-Level). At the age of 16 (whilst still in full time education) I became a part-time professional interpreter with "Language Line", an agency where I worked for clients such as the courts, the police, the Home Office, Amnesty International and private clients etc.
I was awarded a degree in Japanese at SOAS (University of London) where I also became fascinated by the study of linguistics. In 1997 I was awarded a scholarship to study at the prestigious university of Waseda in Tokyo. More recently I have started to learn Spanish and British Sign Language (my 6th language) as hobbies.
After carrying out research into the best bilingual and multilingual schools in Paris in 2007, I became the Director of an existing nursery and transformed it into a bilingual setting: Mars Montessori Bilingual Nursery School in Angel , London. We have fantastic teachers at Mars, and we learnt first hand the best ways for children to acquire new languages and also how to best involve parents. In November 2011, Ofsted awarded Mars an "Outstanding" rating in every single category of education & care. In 2015, the nursery received a very strong Good rating.
In 2011 I joined forces with Amandine Alys & Olivier Bertin and opened my second bilingual nursery school as a joint venture, Les Petites Etoiles in north London. Again, we have built a brilliant team to look after and teach the children.
In May 2012 our newest nursery Les Trois Oursons opened. Here we accept children from 10 months old - an absolutely ideal age to start experiencing a new language.
I'm absolutely passionate about what I do. I love my job, my teams and the families we look after.
It is a privilege and an honour to look after so many children - and see their transformation over the years.
My Promise to parents
I give everyone my personal commitment that we will do everything we can to make your children's time as fantastic as possible.
If any parent ever has a complaint or feels a manager hasn't resolved something to their satisfaction, here is my personal mobile phone number 07930 378 563. You are welcome to call at any time, night or day (Just leave a message if I don't answer and I will personally call you back as soon as I can.)
Article in Montessori Magazine August 2015
French Senator makes his first official speech in our nursery, October 2014
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Article in Angel Resident June 2014
Philippe Fraser interviewed on Sky News by Eamonn Holmes, November 2013
Article in Nursery World Magazine 19th December 2011
Article in Ici-Londres, November 2011
Speaker at the Trade Section of the French Embassy, October 2011 Philippe Fraser had the honour of being a key speaker at the French Embassy in London to discuss "Children's Needs in the UK" in October 2011.