The nursery is opened from 7.30 am - 6.00 pm weekdays (except bank holidays). We cater for children aged 0 - 4 years in our purpose built nursery setting.

Language

Writing often comes before reading in a Montessori setting, with children building up their first words phonetically using Sandpaper letters.

Language

The reading programmed progresses through three levels: pink, blue and green -  with colour coded reading materials for each level. Inside a small pink box a child finds a tiny toy dog. She takes it out, says the word, listens to the sounds in it and then seeks out the letters which make those sounds to build the word.

Writing skills are learned by colouring intricate shapes drawn with insets, and sandpaper letters are experienced by touch as well as by sight and sound. A wide range of story and reference picture books are always available in the classroom.  Within the nursery we complement our 'phonics' system with the 'Letters and Sounds' teaching programme.

Early Years Information