Baldersby Park Montessori believes that children learn through their senses, these being, Smell, Taste, Touch, Hearing and Vision.
Children in a Montessori environment gain a physical impression of size and quantity long before they begin to work with numbers.
In a Montessori class room, writing often comes before reading. Children learn to build up letters into words by using the jolly phonics system that is now used in primary schools.
At Baldersby Park we believe that Physical Education is very important. Children develop gross motor skills by climbing, jumping, swinging and skipping and taking part in many physical activities.
When a child first enters a Montessori Nursery School they work with activities known to us as Practical Life Activities, these help to develop the child’s ability to look after themselves and their environment.
The cultural area in a Montessori Nursery class room covers a wide range of topics and activities. Children will learn about Biology, Science, History, Geography including Continents and countries, Zoology, Magnetism, Life Cycles, Music, Art and craft.
The Caterpillar Room is led by Mrs Donaldson and her team. The Caterpillar Room will interact with the Butterfly Room on a daily basis to offer scaffolding learning opportunities and prepare them for their transition into the classroom at a later date.
We aim to build independence and learning by giving the children the ability to access their own activities. This allows each child to express their own individual preferences and interests in line with The Montessori ethos.
My children have & continue to love Baldersby Park Montessori. It is a friendly, warm & nurturing environment, teaching children so very much alongside a lot of play. No nursery in the area comes anywhere near what Mrs Jackson offers.
Wonderful staff, each child is valued and cared for, the grounds are superb where learning in and outdoor is fun and creative. Flexible daily care for children 9months -4
Since Iona joined Baldersby Park Montessori Nursery, she has thrived both socially and educationally. She has become a confident little girl who walks into nursery with a massive smile on her face and just loves her time there.
We were so worried sending our little boy to nursery at 9 months, but we had nothing to worry about! Mrs Jackson and the team have made it so easy for us and we know he’s happy and in safe hands. We get regular updates on his development and have noticed a huge difference in his skills, social and practical, since he started his two days a week at Baldersby Park. We’re so pleased and love his nursery family.
The best thing about Baldersby Park Montessori Nursery School is that the team (including CoCo) makes our daughter really really happy. This allows her to learn and develop quickly. The culture of the nursery gives her the values and beliefs we want to her have. We would always recommend Baldersby Park for early years learning and development.
Both of our daughters have flourished under the care of Mrs. Jackson and her wonderful team. Baldersby Park is an extremely special place and we cannot recommend it enough!
It’s difficult to express just how wonderful Baldersby Park is. The staff know the children very well and nothing is too much trouble. It is a fantastic learning environment, preparing children exceptionally well for school.