We aim to provide an environment within which children can develop and grow at their own pace. We believe in child centred education which allows each child to discover their self esteem, confidence and independence. These are fundamental principles of the Montessori philosophy which has proved to be a very successful teaching method for over one hundred years.
In this atmosphere we offer a holistic and stimulating education which incorporates the Montessori curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. First hand experience underpins all aspects of the nursery curriculum and leads to quality learning. The nursery encompasses the different needs and developmental rates of all pupils, we build on children's own experience, valuing where they come from. The children become part of the school community developing social skills and learning how to interact with a group. The proprietor, who works in the school is a qualified and experienced primary teacher. The staff are qualified and experienced primary and montessori teachers and nursery nurses. We also have a dance teacher. The school is registered with OFSTED for children between the ages of 2 years and 5.
We are a term time only nursery. Daily sessions run from 8.35am to 11.50am and 12.30-3.00pm Monday to Thursday. Lunch is from 11.50am-12.30pm. Friday sessions run from 8.35am to 11.50 and lunch from 11.50-12.30. Children can come for one or both sessions daily. Children who stay all day bring a packed lunch. We have been inspected by OFSTED. We offer the 15 hour education entitlement from the term after the child's 3rd birthday, please contact us for details of our fee structure. Children in receipt of funding must attend for a minimum of 5 sessions. We do not offer the 30 hours or funding for 2 year old children.
We welcome new applications to the school and ask that all applicants complete a registration form and return it to the school along with the registration fee. Priority places are given to siblings, places are then allocated by the order in which applications are received within each age group. Children must be 2 years old to start with us. Our main intake is in September in line with the primary school intakes. We will operate a waiting list for places should they become available throughout the year.