The Montessori approach

We offer a safe and secure place which speaks directly to the child, indoors and out. Our holistic approach will ensure that your child meets experiences which help develop the whole mind and body. It is a home from home, full of friends, fun and amazing activities nursery!

The Montessori classroom is a “living room” for children. Children choose their activities from open shelves with self-correcting materials and work in distinct work areas – on tables or on rugs on the floor.

Ashdown Day Nursery follows the Montessori curriculum embedded with the EYFS. Once we enter the Toddler area, our curriculum develops. We see how a child’s independence is flourishing. We keep a close look out for individual interests and developmental readiness. We encourage fine and gross motor skills as well as practical life experiences through art and creativity, assisting in snack preparation, sensorial experiences and language.

As we move on to the preschool area you will notice a calm and clearly set out curriculum areas and working place that suits each child’s development. Here, they will explore the details of mathematics and languages, cultures, history, science and art at their own pace and time.

We once again create a beautiful calm environment, full of interesting things to do. Everything the child experiences encourages independence, development of the mind and body, and a sense of the world in which we live. The area is at child level and easily accessible.