The Kindergarten and Montessori offers a broad and balanced timetable which takes into account individual needs. Each child is presented with varied experiences and opportunities to explore their environment using a wide range of materials and equipment. Through exploration and play we cater for the child’s social, emotional and educational development which will form a foundation for further learning. We follow both the EYFS and a Montessori curriculum with our biggest focus on having emotionally ready children for school by allowing them to become confident learners.

We have daily sound sessions to help with their phonics, and outsourced teachers come in for Yoga and Dance during the term. Stories from all cultures play a central part in the children’s learning and we relish the chance to celebrate annual festivities from around the world, we encourage parents to share their experiences with the children too, most recently dumpling making for Chinese New Year! We regularly invite parents in for parents meetings or to celebrate a Christmas Sing A-long or nativity as well as summer good bye’s for our school leavers.

Short trips to Christchurch Park for forest school on a Monday, Thursday or Friday are a big hit with the children. They learn about their outdoor environment and what we can do to protect it. Hannah has over twenty years experience with teaching and forest school, she brings an enthusiasm for life which is infectious!

If you do not wish your child to be included in trips out of the nursery, this can be indicated on your registration form.