Welcome to Quintrell Downs Montessori School
A pre-school for children aged 1 to 5 years old
How We Work
At Quintrell Downs Montessori School, we are dedicated to creating a nurturing, stimulating and welcoming environment for all children. Our unique program incorporates the Montessori method with the EYFS curriculum, while always keeping the child’s best interest in mind and allowing for hands-on, experiential learning. To find out more about us, keep reading or feel free to get in touch.
Our Educational Program
What is it like to attend this nursery? Our recent and first Ofsted inspection described the nursery.... 'Children arrive excitedly and leave their parents at the door with ease. They form secure bonds with staff, who place the children at the centre of everything they do. Children invite staff to join in with their play. They use their imaginations as they make 'tea' with the role-play food. Staff name the items and show genuine interest as they pretend to 'eat' the food they make. These respectful and nurturing relationships help children to feel safe and secure. The well-designed curriculum is effective. It helps children to make progress and to develop a wide range of skills in readiness for school, and it promotes their personal, social, and emotional development. All children make good progress from their starting points. This includes children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and those in receipt of additional funding. Staff support children who have gaps in their learning and those adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic effectively. Children behave well and are motivated to take part in activities. Staff plan the curriculum with the children's interests at the centre and consider how they can extend each child's learning. Children choose to join the activities supervised by staff. They benefit from staff's enthusiastic, supportive, and reassuring approach.
Staff develop extremely successful relationships with parents. Parents are positive about the regular information they receive about their children's development. Parents have noticed progress in their children's confidence and speech development since starting. They comment that their children have formed loving bonds with staff, who know their children well.
We are passionate about the benefits to children of visiting local sites and places. We regularly take the children on the bus or train to explore the many beaches near us, the boating lake, play parks and many more exciting places! Quintrell Downs railway station is just two minutes walk from the nursery front door! How lucky are we. See our Instagram and Facebook videos and photos for examples of our days out and also to see how we keep the children safe during these visits.
Quality Child Care
From language and literacy development to social skills and creative expression, the children at Quintrell Downs Montessori School are constantly being exposed to new activities and environments in which to thrive. We build on the strengths and interests of each child to help build a solid foundation where they can develop their futures. Get in touch to learn more about us.