Phoenix Montessori Nursery
Nursery School & Day Nursery
Terrington St Clement
King's Lynn Norfolk PE34 4PJ
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you arrive, a member of staff will greet you and your child. The
children are then free to choose what they would like to do, supported
by staff if necessary. The children use the Montessori materials
individually or in groups, learning key literacy, mathematics,
cultural and life skills which help to promote independence and
self-confidence in the children. (For more information see ‘What
is Montessori?’ section). The children also have regular
opportunities for many other activities. For example the children
might experiment with materials provided on the creative shelf
or make cards or charts as part of a project. They might choose
to use the computer or join a planned staff-led activity. Maybe
they will choose to play with sand and water, relax in the book
corner or they may prefer to choose one of the many interesting
scenarios that we set up for them to use for role play, such as
a hairdressing salon or French Café.
A healthy snack, such as fruit, vegetable sticks,
cheese or a home-made biscuit is provided around mid-morning.
After the activity period, the children will go outside, weather
permitting, where a large selection of activities is available
on rotation. There is plenty of room for energetic play, a climbing
frame with a safe surface, a sandpit and a play house. Alternatively
action rhymes, yoga or a physical exercise session will take place
To quote QCA, who maintain and develop the national curriculum, ‘The Foundation Stage is about developing key learning skills …………skills that will prepare young children for key stage 1 of the National Curriculum’. For more information try these links: www.qca.org.uk/160.html and www.underfives.co.uk/elg.html. We follow ‘Birth to Three Matters’ for children under three (more information in Section ‘Babies and Children under Thirty Months’) which continues seamlessly into the Foundation Stage for children from 3 to five years old.
The children will be working towards attaining the early learning goals by the end of their reception year at school. We help to lay sound foundations for this learning by providing a broad range of activities which introduce the children to all aspects of the six areas of learning
We ask you to sign a Parent/Nursery contract as we strongly believe that it is in the best interest of your child that we should work closely together. We hope you will also make contributions to the records of your child’s development and progress. We will keep you up to date on any special achievement or behavioural matter on a daily basis and you can have a more detailed chat at the start of the session if you wish. We also hold regular parents’ evenings and have a vibrant parents' committee.