The curriculum at Happy Hearts Montessori Nursery and Pre-school focuses on elements of the philosophy and practices of Montessori teaching, and combines this pioneering child-centred education with the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Our morning sessions typically include literacy, numeracy and science, alongside daily circle time (which are both teacher/child-led).
“Children primarily learn through play and teachers act as facilitators of their learning, moving each child forward at their own pace.”
We also include weekly indoor/outdoor activities such as music and dance classes, as well as tennis and French club, all of which are taught by specialist teachers. Our children are also taken on weekly Forest School sessions, where they have a unique opportunity to learn through nature.
In the afternoon, the children have the opportunity to enjoy arts & crafts, including cooking, alongside sports activities, such as yoga, football and fitness, as well as drama, gardening and trips to the park and library.
Our Montessori Nursery has a high child-staff ratio, which means that each child is given as much individual attention as they need to thrive, feel happy and reach their full potential. We practice purposeful planning and have consistent systems of measures, through which we report your child’s progress.