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  • Exceptionally highly qualified and experienced staff
  • Brilliant Ofsted report
  • Won top awards
  • Excellent home-cooked food
  • Purpose-designed building with big garden
  • 3 large rooms, Fledglings 3 – 24 months, Eagles 24 – 36 months, Owls 2 1/2 – 5 Years
  • Open all year round from 7.30 until 6.00
  • Established 1985
  • Accredited Montessori Training School
  • Registered for 52 children


about2All parents want the very best for their children. We take that extra step to try to provide the best possible quality service in the region. We are not the cheapest nursery, but we aim to be the best. We have an excellent reputation and our staff always have plenty of time for the children as we have a high staff ratio. Our first priority is to ensure that your child is happy, secure and well cared for, so we have chosen our staff with great care, employing people who have a genuine love of children and exceptional skills in the art of childcare. Our staff are high-calibre, friendly, well qualified and very experienced. They are long-serving and eager to stay abreast of current educational developments by attending courses and continuing to train.  (See Meet Our Team‘)

Our staff help our children settle quickly and happily into the relaxed, friendly atmosphere of the nursery, and we take great care to make this important first step towards independence a happy experience. We want our nursery to be a home from home. Established over 25 years ago, our purpose-designed premises are well-equipped and spacious, providing an ideal nursery environment with a lovely garden.

At our last inspection, the Ofsted inspector was full of praise and gave us an excellent report. If you would like to read our report click on this link www.ofsted.gov.uk/reports and enter our ofsted number 254224 in the box in the top right hand corner. We were the first nursery in Norfolk to complete the Norfolk Quality Assurance Scheme – Investors in Children 2004. We were awarded Investors in People status in 2003 and successfully reassessed in 2006 and recommended to apply for IiP Champions status. We have also won numerous awards.


pheonix-montessori (103)Our own cook produces delicious, wholesome, home-cooked hot lunches and also snacks. These are very popular with the children and the parents know they can rest assured that their children are well fed. Fresh produce is purchased on a daily basis.

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a selection of Main Meals

Tuna pasta bake with Carrots
Beef Chilli with Rice and Broccoli
Pork Sausages with Mash, Cabbage and Gravy
Chicken in Gravy with Roast potatoes and Cauliflower
Potato Cheese Cakes, Baked Beans nd Salad
Pork Meatballs in Tomato Sauce with Pasta and Sweetcorn
Chicken Curry with ice and Broccoli
Cheese Pizza with Saute Potatoes and Homemade Coleslaw
Sheperds Pie (Lamb) with Cauliflower
Cod Bake and Carrots
Pork Sausage Meat Pie, Mash, Broccoli and Gravy
Bacon and Mushroom Pasta with Carrots
Cod Fish Fingers with Saute Potatoes, Peas and Salad
Cheese and Bacon Fkan with Jacket Potatoes, Sweetcorn and salad
Lemon Chicken with Rice and Broccoli
Tuna Fish Cakes with Baked Beans and Salad
Toad in the Hole wih Cabbage and Mash
Cottage pie (Beef) with Carrots
Por Sausage Meatballs with Mash and Carrots
Spaghetti Bolognaise with Broccoli
Lamb Casserole, Mash and Cauliflower
Sweet and Sour Chicken wth Rice and Broccoli

Selection of deserts

Iced sponge
Cornflake Tart and Custard
Choc Chip Flapjack
Fesh Fruit Salad and Cream
Australian Crunch
Rasberry Jelly Whip
Apple Crumble and Custard
Cherry Shortcake
Passion cake
Jam Tart
Date Crunch
Jelly and Cream/ Ice Cream
Jam and Coconut Sponge
Stewed Apples and Custard
Chocolate Brownie
Semolina
Rice Pudding
Banana Sponge
Fruit Loaf
Banana Custard

 

‘By understanding how children learn, and providing them with tools and opportunities tailored to the way they experience the world around them the Montessori approach allows children to learn through understanding rather than through being told. From understanding comes confidence and a joy in learning.

‘At the same time there is a strongly physical dimension to many Montessori activities, encouraging dexterity, balance and appreciation of shapes, colours and sizes. In its approach to language and mathematics, in particular, Montessori begins with concrete examples to illuminate abstract concepts – gradually building to a deep and permanent understanding of what most adults take for granted.

‘What all these elements have in common is that they are providing the building blocks of future learning, hardwiring a child’s capacity to engage with new material and information and providing the tools with which to manipulate it. Montessori is, literally, learning for life.’




You are very welcome to visit us. We would love to show you round. Please call 01553 829813 or contact us to book an appointment.

AgeChildren accepted from 3 months to 5 years old
Hours

Open from 7.30 a.m. until 6.00 p.m., Monday to Friday

Nursery School sessions – (Owls)

Mornings 9.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon, plus optional early or late hours Afternoons 1.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m., plus optional early or late hours

Fledglings and Eagles sessions 

Mornings 8.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon
Afternoons 1.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m., plus optional extra hour

OpenAll year round except bank holidays below
ClosedBank Holidays
One week at Christmas
One week in August
Numbers

Fledglings 12 children

Eagles 12 children

Owls 26 children

What is Montessori?

‘Montessori is an approach to early education that focuses on the immense capacity of children to absorb information when given the freedom and independence to learn at their own pace….. Montessori’s belief in the potential and uniqueness of children empowered her to develop an educational approach that appreciates how children’s thought processes differ from those of adults….. What makes the Montessori approach so different and what makes it work so well is that it is based on a deep understanding of the way children learn – through choosing, trying and doing themselves. When allied to the availability of specially developed materials in a prepared environment, and the close observation and guidance of a Montessori-trained teacher, this leads to an enormously powerful, confidence-building approach to learning.’

Benefits

‘By understanding how children learn, and providing them with tools and opportunities tailored to the way they experience the world around them the Montessori approach allows children to learn through understanding rather than through being told. From understanding comes confidence and a joy in learning.

‘At the same time there is a strongly physical dimension to many Montessori activities, encouraging dexterity, balance and appreciation of shapes, colours and sizes. In its approach to language and mathematics, in particular, Montessori begins with concrete examples to illuminate abstract concepts – gradually building to a deep and permanent understanding of what most adults take for granted.

‘What all these elements have in common is that they are providing the building blocks of future learning, hardwiring a child’s capacity to engage with new material and information and providing the tools with which to manipulate it. Montessori is, literally, learning for life.’

Montessori and ‘Mainstream’ Education

Our nursery is assessed to the same Ofsted standards as other settings and we far exceed their requirements.

The individual learning plans now used as standard which follow the children to their next school have been a feature in our nursery for many years and indeed the new requirement for all schools to teach reading using the phonic method has been successfully used by Montessori Schools for 100 years.

We find that our children move on to their next schools whether private or state, with confidence in their own abilities and are more able to focus on tasks and complete them than other children. Many of them will already know the sounds of the letters of the alphabet, some will already be reading simple reading books and they will have a sound basis in mathematics. Our Montessori Nursery has given them the foundations for life across a broad spectrum of topics and skills. It is on these foundations that all future learning will be built.