About our Montessori
Established in 2003, we are based in a large open-plan classroom with lots of natural light and a safe garden area. We are registered to take children aged 2–5 years.
"After working for over 20 years alongside many inspiring Montessorians worldwide, I have achieved my dream of opening a local Montessori in our area. I am proud to work with a team of passionate, qualified Montessori practitioners, who hold a wealth of experience, both in teaching and in family life, and who also bring a variety of professional skills from areas away from education to our classroom"
Founder Kay Trevarrow-Young
The current management is headed by our head teacher Viktoria Garaiova, leading a team of a very dedicated and professional staff.
The Montessori has received an incredibly compelling Ofsted report in September 2016, which paints a hugely positive picture of the successful work our team has been doing to secure effective development of children here at the Montessori. Her leadership was praised by Ofsted in their most recent inspection report stating that she “has high expectations and supports staff effectively to achieve these. This helps to ensure that practice continually improves and is of a good standard.”
Under Viktoria’s leadership, the Montessori’s road to ‘outstanding’ has begun, based on children’s achievement, a commitment to excellence and integrity.
The Montessori benefits from a dynamic, energetic and dedicated teaching team. Our senior teaching staff include Hema Jayanthi and Isabelle Cirlan, along with the support staff, they ensure that the children receive the individual attention and support that they need to make the most of their talents and abilities.
The Ofsted inspectors at the recent inspection have recognised that “Staff provide a well-resourced and organised environment that offers a wide range of learning opportunities for children”.
The staff regularly go above and beyond, to ensure that all our children enjoy their learning, feel safe and are able to achieve to their full potential. We are constantly striving to improve the quality of the classroom experiences in our pursuit of ‘great learning’. Ofsted report also stated that our “Staff establish good partnerships with parents. They work effectively with them to find out about children's individual needs and interests, to help further support children and contribute towards continuity of care and learning”.
Aims and Objectives:
- These aims have been drawn up with regard to all children parents and staff.
- Our aims are visibly displayed for all persons to become familiar with our aims. Any amendments will be communicated through newsletters.
- Our aim has been drawn up in consultation with parents, children and staff. Feed back and data information has been collated and reviewed. We review the aims of the nursery annually.
The Montessori Children’s House Nursery School:
- Create a family like environment; working in partnership with the parents and carers
- To work together with the Montessori programme and Early years foundation stage creating a stimulating and dynamic curriculum therefore appreciating each children stage of development
- To nurture each child’s individuality
- Freedom of choice in a prepared environment
- To encourage self-esteem, confidence and independence
- To nurture care of self and others
- To encourage care of the environment
- To encourage positive behaviour using positive role model management of self and others
- Non discriminative setting supporting equal opportunities for all covering race religion and gender ( please see Equal opportunities policy displayed on notice board or in policy folder)
- Celebrate a rich diversity of cultural beliefs
- Encourage healthy life styles
- Provision for special needs. To identify children with SEN and working in partnership with parent and specialists to support the inclusion as stated in the SEN policy
- We are constantly reviewing our practice in accordance to early year’s foundation stage guidelines referring to the National standards foundation stage (stepping stones towards early learning goals).
- To support free thinking and a sense of fun within a safe and structured environment For all staff to be encouraged to grow and develop with in their own professional development plan