Located in the open countryside of Nether Alderley, the nursery boasts eight main activity rooms, including a baby suite, toddler rooms, two large classrooms and a “relaxation” room to allow for some battery recharge time.
Every child is assigned a “key-person” to care for them during their time at the nursery. This consistency provides comfort and security as well as delivering an enhanced quality of care from the knowledge and understanding shared with the child. Upon registration, parents will meet and discuss their child’s specific needs and requirements with their assigned key-person.
Our aim is to provide a home from home with minimal disruption to your baby’s routine. Upon registration, a detailed discussion is conducted to understand the specific requirements of both the parents and baby with regards to milk feeds, weaning and sleep patterns.
The focus of these rooms is to foster self-respect, understanding of the world and respect for others and the environment. Early Montessori curriculum materials are used along with a variety of age-appropriate puzzles and toys. Children begin to appreciate the principles of the Montessori environment and are given time and support to explore at their own pace. Planned activities are undertaken in each session incorporating both the indoors and outdoors, heuristic play sessions and plenty of messy creativity time.
Our approach is to follow the child and from the age of 2 ½ years we sensitively begin to transition those children who are ready into our Montessori Classrooms.
Our fully equipped Montessori Classrooms provides an environment of fun and interesting, child initiated activities. Children create friendships and learn skills from one another. Our teachers support each child through the Montessori Curriculum, allowing independent choice while carefully watching for progression through the materials. As well as covering the national Early Years Foundation Stage, the Montessori Curriculum goes further by ensuring children leave with the confidence, independence and practical skills required for success through their school years.
The mixing of different age groups, or “vertical classification” as Montessori referred to it, is a crucial difference in a Montessori environment. Creating a more natural social structure among children enhances each child’s development. The younger children look up to and admire the older children, learning through watching and copying, while the older children benefit from providing mentorship, demonstrating activities to younger children reiterates their own understanding and provides a sense of attainment.