West End Montessori Pre-School

As a Pre-School we are catering for children from 2-5 years.

We are situated in a wonderful location at 23 Park Circus. Our nursery provides a warm and friendly atmosphere in the security of a beautiful period listed building. We have our own private garden within the nursery and in addition we are right on the doorstep of Kelvingrove Park.

We are registered for 35 children.

For further information, please feel free to browse the website or view our excellent 2017 HMIe report or download our latest Care Inspectorate Report.



Denise Guthrie qualified from University College Dublin with a Bachelor’s Degree on Psychology and Philosophy in 1988. It was during this time that she became interested in the Montessori Method and went on to qualify with the London Montessori Centre. In 2012 completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Childhood Studies.

The West End Montessori Pre-School was founded in Glasgow in 1996 by Denise.

Prior to establishing the school in Glasgow, Denise has worked at the Manchester Preparatory School in Didsbury and has lectured and run courses in Montessori Education in Glasgow and the North West.

Denise Guthrie, Director
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We are a Montessori Accredited School with MEUK.

We are in partnership with Glasgow City Council.
(Education Services, Glasgow City Council, Wheatley House, 25 Cochrane Street, Glasgow G1 1HL, tel. 0141 287 6832)

We are inspected by the Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care.
(Glasgow Central Team, Care Commission, 1 Smithmill St., Paisley PA1 1EB, tel. 0141 843 4230) Care Commission Registered number CS2007150195

We are members of Montessori Education (MEUK) and National Day Nursery Association (NDNA).