Welcome to Nido Montessori
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.