ABOUT US

ETHOS

We pride ourselves on offering a Montessori ethos with a whole attitude of care and respect for young children. It is now widely accepted that a child’s pre-school years can be critical for later growth, seeding and cultivating aspirations to realise their potential. At Daisies Montessori Nursery School we will assist each child’s emotional, physical, social and intellectual development by stimulating the child’s natural thirst for knowledge and the desire to explore his or her natural environment. Our overall aim is to provide your child with the “right” conditions to encourage their individual talents to blossom to the full. We aim to achieve this through thoughtful and sensitive observation of each child which is then used to inform subsequent planning for that child. Our desire is that the experience gained in the colourful, culturally-diverse environment of Daisies Montessori Nursery School gives a firm foundation for further education and, moreover, for life.

OUR APPROACH

In accordance with the Montessori approach of a carefully planned environment, the ‘teacher’ will guide the child towards activities that will fulfil his or her needs. The children will be free to choose their own activities and each experience is presented individually. Within small groups, each child will be helped to fully use and understand specifically designed equipment which develops independence, the senses, aids the teaching of reading, writing and mathematics and introduces art, geography, nature studies and the concept of time. The curriculum also includes cooking, yoga, music and movement, local nature and interest visits and, throughout, an awareness of different cultures and their traditions.

OUR STAFF

The nursery is owned and managed by an educational professional with over 10 years’ experience teaching in the primary and secondary sector. The running of the day is carried out by a small team of early years practitioners qualified to NVQ Level 2/3. Additionally, the nursery may have trainees or work-place students assisting at any given time. Each staff member has a career development plan and is committed to further training.  We have a high staff/child ratio.

Miss Anna

Owner/Manager

Qualified Teacher Status
First aid trained
SENCo designated person
Child protection designated person
Trained at Montessori Centre International
Over a decade teaching 4 – 18 year olds!

Miss Sharon

Deputy Manager

Childcare Level 3
First aid trained
SENCo designated person
Child protection designated person
Mum of 2 grown up children
Loves doing crafts and singing with the children!

Miss Nikki

Teaching Assistant

Childcare Level 2
First aid trained
Child protection trained
In charge of positive behaviour policy
Mum of 3 children
Great storyteller!

'Staff promote a calm and purposeful environment where children are busily engaged in their activities. Children are positively encouraged to do things for themselves and become confident, independent individuals.'
Ofsted 2017