Our Montessori day nursery is open 8am to 6pm. The day rate is £45 and you can choose a mixture of full days and sessional care to suit your lifestyle and employment commitments. We are based in Pratts Bottom village and open term time, Mon to Fri.
The Montessori approach to learning encourages exploration by your child in a prepared environment. Your child has the freedom to choose activities from low level shelves. There are planned group activities during the session, but if a child is engrossed in an activity they are allowed to continue until they are ready to move onto something else. This respect for the child’s needs and desires is essential for fostering concentration. The ability to concentrate on tasks and activities is one of the most important attributes your child can have to help them to achieve their full potential when they move up to the Reception class at School.
We pride ourselves on our childcare. Because we take children from 2 years we expect them to still be in nappies. Caring for very young children is more than just keeping them safe and clean. We talk to our children to help them to understand what is happening around them and so that we can understand their needs. The ‘key worker’ system helps to foster bonding between children and their assigned member of staff who is responsible for monitoring their progress and communicating with their parents.
The premises is a converted and purpose designed Montessori environment which opened on 4th November 2013. It includes an outdoor play area and easy access to nearby woods where we run our own Forest School.