Croydon Montessori Day Nursery

Dear All,

The Central Croydon Montessori Nursery team would like to welcome you to our site.

Central Croydon Montessori Nursery (formerly known as Central Croydon Montessori School) has been established since 1993 and is registered with OFSTED to cater for children aged 2 to 5 years old. We offer places on a full and part time basis with passionate staff who provide a solid foundation in a loving, safe and secure environment.

Inspired by the life and works of Maria Montessori, here at Central Croydon Montessori Nursery we are constantly seeking ways to improve and enhance our approach in order to ensure that your child gets the best possible start at this crucial stage of their learning journey.

Although the Montessori Method is the prime philosophy used in the nursery we have incorporated elements of different approaches such as Steiner, High Scope and Forest Schools. We feel this benefits the child immensely as every child has different learning styles.

We promote a family atmosphere, where children build lasting friendships and parents are respected as the first teachers. Our warm, friendly and caring environment enables children to relax and thrive in a fun and comfortable way during their important nursery years.

Our team of staff strive to bring the best of early years research and resources into our setting, so that each and every child has the opportunity to explore, discover, and create; in a safe, supported and challenging environment. The nursery manager has over 19 years of Montessori teaching experience and the deputy manager has 5 years Montessori teaching experience. All of our staff are NVQ3 and above qualified.

The children receive ample of one to one attention and every effort is made to respond to the individual needs of the child. They are not rushed and are allowed to learn at their own pace. Through our prepared environment and supportive practitioners most of the children who leave to start school are reading, writing, and are confident with basic numeracy. The children are also independent, confident, and have good social and communication skills giving them a head start at school as well as skills for life. All this is achieved while working together with the parents/carers.

This website has been designed to just highlight some of the activities and practices in the nursery. However there is no substitute for a personal visit to the nursery to sense the atmosphere. Appointments are welcome from interested parents/carers.

I look very forward to meeting you soon.

Kind Regards,

Central Croydon Montessori Nursery Team