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Hello and welcome

Why choose us?

Choosing a nursery can be an exciting but daunting time for your family.

We know that comparing cost, location and premises is an important part of the process but the deciding factor tends to be ‘will my child be safe, happy and encouraged here?’

That’s why we have set out to answer that very question. We believe our compelling offer from our Thornaby-based Nursery School makes choosing this new adventure as easy as possible.

Firstly, we have a caring, dedicated and highly qualified team in each age-related room, driven to meet the developmental goals for that age and to challenge further their skills. Our team embeds confidence, trust and a conscientious nature among our children and have been specially trained to help children appreciate their importance in the wider world.

Then there’s our space. Our four expansive and well-equipped rooms keep children stimulated, safe and ready to learn – each with direct access to their own amazing garden just waiting to be explored. It’s a fun and friendly environment where we encourage children to care about themselves, others and the world around them.

Next, our proven nursery curriculum with its focus on building independence and self-confidence for all. From the start children are given their own voice and encouraged to ‘have a go’ for themselves. Individuals welcome!

And finally, there’s our committed support staff – from a fully-equipped commercial kitchen, our in-house cleaning team and an ambitious management team – creating the smooth-running environment with your child’s interest at the heart of everything that we do. 

See for yourself. Call, book a tour or simply pop in before or after lunch. We’re sure we’ll make your choosing a lot easier!

Cheryl Lambert

Cheryl Lambert - BSc Youth Studies, MA Early Years Practice - Operations Manager

Our ethos

Learning designed for success

Whatever age they join us, your child’s first steps will quickly lead to bold leaps in independence, progress and achievement.

We use a proven and powerful approach to education based on a deep understanding of the way your child will learn. At nursery level, this puts your child on the path to becoming a confident, self-motivated learner at the earliest stage possible.

Your child will learn best through understanding, choosing, trying and doing themselves, rather than being told. With special materials, a prepared environment and the close guidance of a teacher, the result is a hugely effective, confidence-building approach to learning.

Our materials are carefully designed to help your child understand where they might have gone wrong and to independently work out ways of correcting themselves. This manifests into a confidence and joy in learning in your child as they develop self-belief, satisfaction in success and abilities as problem solvers.

Our team

In good hands from the start

Your child will thrive under the guidance of our fully-qualified and experienced childcare professionals.

The Montessori People team are our biggest asset and play the biggest part in our success. We recruit carefully and promote within to maintain our culture and standards.

  • Strong management and leadership
  • Consistent staffing for better relationships and continuity
  • Age-specific groups with high staff:child ratio
  • Centred around the needs of you and your child
  • Safe, creative, nurturing and fun environment
  • Spacious, well-resourced indoor/outdoor spaces to explore and discover
  • Daily menu prepared freshly on site in our school kitchen
  • Focus on personal, social, emotional and physical development
  • Rated GOOD by OFSTED, rated WONDERFUL by parents!

Our activities

Much more than school-ready

Your child will take part in a diverse variety of creative, stimulating, intellectual, artistic and developmental activities.

Your child will be closely observed by our teachers who will gently encourage them to move to more challenging lessons once simpler ones have been mastered.

Through activities, our staff embed confidence, trust and a conscientious nature in your child. Our Thornaby Nursery School is ran by extremely knowledgeable yet sensitive staff who have been specially trained to help children appreciate their importance in the wider world.

In a fun and friendly environment, we will encourage your child to care about themselves, others and the world around them. We will cultivate your child’s desire to learn and to foster their natural curiosity and love of knowledge.

All children have access to a widely interesting and inclusive curriculum including stimulating activities such as gymnastics, singing, chef skills and much more.

Our Tour

Pop in and see for yourself

Visitors are encouraged to see us in action – you won’t need an appointment, just pop in before or after lunch.

Want to see how we do things here? We are confident you will love what you see. So much so, you are welcome to book a visit or you could simply turn up on the day. We’re immensely proud of our school and we’d love to show you around.

Whether you book or pop in, the tour will be the same – an insight into our impressive activities, our staff and our premises.

Not ready for a visit yet? Why not call us first? We are always available if you have any questions.

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