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Please call us on +447495995682 or email dionne@nidomontessori.co.uk

Welcome to Nido Montessori

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Nido is the Italian word for nest.

 

Nido is a beautiful, nurturing and affordable Montessori childcare setting for children aged between 1-8 years old.

Children absolutely love spending time at Nido, often not wanting to go home at the end of the day. I also love spending time with the children. They all make me laugh out loud everyday and I love watching them embrace the Montessori materials and take care of the environment and each other.

My dream to work with children started more than a decade ago after being introduced to Maria Montessori’s work while living in Dublin, Ireland. I have since been awarded a First Class Distinction in Montessori Teaching (aged 3-6 years). I have also obtained all of the qualifications required to create an affordable Montessori community, including Child Psycology and the CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce. I have experience working with children aged up to 9 years old, in both Montessori and mainstream childcare settings in the UK and Dublin, Ireland.

The environment, at Nido, has been carefully prepared for each child to feel safe and comfortable, enabling them to reach their full potential. Each child is accorded the same respect, dignity, trust and patience as an adult.

Mixed aged groups work really well together in a Montessori environment. The youngest children, (Hatchlings) are gently introduced to the Montessori materials. They are also introduced to the other children and the adults, until they feel secure, confident and safe in the community. In the next stage, (Nestlings) children are enjoying the freedom of the spontaneous, joyful and purposeful environment. The older children (Fledglings) inspire, guide and protect the younger ones. This is explained in more detail in the Your Child section on the website.

Nurture

If you plant a seed, water it daily and give it lots of light, you nurture it until it is ready to be transplanted outside.

At Nido, we promise to nurture your child. Care for them. Keep them safe. Make them laugh. Build their confidence, independence and resilience.

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Inspire

At Nido, we aim to excite your child into action. We use grace and courtesy groups, art, singing and dancing. We also marvel at the World around us by visiting unexpected places and frequent local parks. This organically leads to confidence and independence enabling your child to breeze through to the next stage of development.

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Develop

At Nido, the Montessori approach to learning and development is carefully linked with the underlying principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Each of the Montessori materials fall in to one of the seven areas of learning preparing the children for their future.

The areas of learning are:

Communication and Language

Physical Developement

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Literacy

Mathematics

Understanding the World

Expressive arts and design

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Observe

One of the most vital teaching tools available to Montessori teachers is observation. Scientifically applied observation skills allow the practitioner to assess situations, children and strategies without judgement. Observation is a critical component of lesson planning and management of the environment.

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