Welcome to Foxglove Montessori Nursery and Foxglove Violet Hill
Foxglove Montessori is an independent nursery school established for over 20 years in the heart of Stowmarket providing a warm and friendly learning setting.
Foxglove Violet Hill was opened in September 2018. It provides a Montessori nursery with a fantastic outdoor area.
The Montessori Method is an approach to education that enables children to develop in a natural way, by being given the best possible conditions to promote social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. Our aim is to enable the child to achieve his/her full potential.
Ofsted report July 2018
Following the inspection of Foxglove Montessori Nursery on 12th July 2018, Ofsted has rated the nursery:
The quality and standards of the early years provision
This inspection: Good 2
Effectiveness of the leadership and management Good 2
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding 1
Outcomes for children Good 2
Foxglove Violet Hill is at Chilton School, Violet Hill Road, Stowmarket, with a large nursery building and a fantastic outdoor area.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or use the website contact form if you are interested in having a look around.
We take children aged between 2 and school age and we will accept all Early Years funding; two year old funding, 15 hours and 30 hours three and four year old funding. Please phone for a chat on 01449 770950 if you would like to find out more.
Thirty hours funding
Foxglove is offering thirty hours funded childcare for 3 and 4 year olds in eligible families. Please see www.childcarechoices.gov.uk for details and to check if your family is eligible. Our opening hours have changed too, see Sept 2017 Opening times.
What are we doing this week?
We are using a planning system called 'In the moment planning' this term. This involves our teachers observing the children, joining in with their play and extending their learning whenever we see a teachable moment. Each week different children will be chosen as focus children, and teachers will particularly watch for teachable moments with these children.
Ideas to try at home
Foxglove spring 2019 Newsletter
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A visit from the firefighters
We had a visit from the firefighters from Stowmarket fire station. The children were able to squirt the fire hose and pretend to drive the fire engine. A huge thank you to the fire fighters who answered all our questions and taught us all about what to do if there was a fire at home.
Our Christmas visitors
For this year's Christmas treat we had the Hobgoblin Theatre company perform Little Red Riding Hood exclusively for our children and their parents. There was lots of audience participation and much excitement all round. Father Christmas made a guest appearance too.
We had a week of fun activities to raise money for Children in Need. Lots of spots and we raised some money too! Thank you to everyone who contributed.
At a glance
- Children can attend from the age of 2.5 to 5 years at Foxglove Montessori Nursery and aged 2 to 5 years at Foxglove Violet Hill.
- A maximum of 30 children can attend at any one time
- The Nursery is open term time only
- We follow the government's Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) alongside the Montessori method of education.