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.

The Montessori Ethos

“We aim to protect and nurture the rightful development of the child by promoting his education beyond the realm of the classroom to the community in which he/she lives.”

The Montessori teaching method provides a rich learning environment, empowering a child to develop to his or her full potential. We aim to guide children on their exciting voyage of discovery, in the journey to independent life. 

Our core strengths and values are:

  • Excellent quality Montessori education and care
  • A strong partnership between parents, carers and teachers
  • Partnership with local schools and the community
  • To help children become successful learners

The Montessori Method is completely child-centred. It is a system designed to fit the needs of children in their task of growing and adapting to the world. It provides a very structured environment, carefully prepared and maintained and offers an extensive range of developmental activities that each child can choose, according to his or her interests.  It offers what children need and love most:

  • Freedom of choice within positive boundaries
  • Independence
  • Time and space to do what they have chosen
  • Guidance from caring and respectful adults
  • Compatibility with the individual, spontaneous manner of learning which is a natural occurrence in all young children

We firmly believe that all children are inherently good, intelligent, caring human beings, who are capable of proudly becoming the citizens of the future.  This drives those of us fortunate enough to work in a Montessori environment onwards and upwards.  We always strive to provide a high quality, holistic education and the physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual development of our children is the yardstick by which we judge ourselves.

Pocklington Montessori