What is a Montessori Nursery?


This method of education is both a philosophy of child developent and a rationale for guiding such growth.  It is based on two important developmental needs of children:

1.  The need for freedom within limits

2.  A carefully prepared environment which guarantees exposure to materials and experiences.


The Montessori method of education is designed to take full advantage of the children's desire to learn and their unique ability to develop their own capabilities.


Foxglove Montessori Nurseries offer children the opportunity to become independent, resilient learners.  Children choose what they would like to do and where they would like to learn.  They are free to go outside and return inside throughout the session.  There is a wide choice of interesting resources which children are free to explore on their own, with their friends or with an interested, responsive adult.


We encourage children to respect their environment and keep the nursery in a clean and tidy state by puting away the activities after they have finished using them.  There is no limit on how long a child can use an activitiy, they can explore for as long as they wish within the three hour work cycle.


As part of our Montessori philosophy it is important to us to provide the children with real life experiences.     For example we have recently had a living eggs programme which involved hatching chicks from eggs as part of our 'Life Cycle' topic. 


We provide children with a nutritious snack during the session.  They can choose when they would like to eat, choose their food from the serving plate and pour their own milk or water.  We use real glasses and crockery to demonstrate our trust in the children and teach real life skills.

A valuable part of our classroom is a washing up area where the children are encouraged to wask and dry their crockery after eating their snack.  This supports their independence and self esteem.    




Would you like to learn more about our approach?

Please contact us on +44 1449 775333 or use our contact form.

Contact Details


Chilton Fields

01449 775333



Violet Hill Road

01449 770950







Session Times

Breakfast club



Morning session


08:00 to



09:00 to 12:30

Lunch club


12:30 to 13:00

Afternoon session


13:00 to 16:00

Foxglove Violet Hill is open until 16:00 on Fridays too. 


Foxglove Montessori Nursery
Chilton Meadows

Chilton Way



IP14 1SZ

01449 775333


Foxglove Violet Hill

Chilton School

Violet Hill Road


IP14 1NN

01449 770950


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