We have created an engaging and homely setting for the children that attend Fairfield Montessori School, we are split over four classrooms and have an extensive outdoor area. It is incredibly important to us that the children feel safe and engaged whilst preparing them for primary school. We are very proud of our loving and knowledgeable staff, who have had experience working with all age groups. Kate, the owner and manager has worked in childcare for the past 30 years and has been successfully running Fairfield Montessori School since 2010.
We understand that every child learns differently, so here at Fairfield Montessori School we treat every child as an individual and encourage them at a pace which is fitting for their ability and age.
Upon registering your child with us we will provide you with an EYFS starter form, where you can show us what your child can do. This will be used as a starting point for your child’s key person.
We use an online developmental tracker via an app called FAMLY. You as a parent will be able to access your child’s FAMLY app 24/7. All observations are linked into the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which helps build up a holistic view of your child’s learning journey.
The FAMLY app is incredibly interactive and user friendly, allowing you real time updates on what your child is doing whilst they are with us. You can also use it to contact your child’s room or management team.
It is important for us to have links within the community, such as visiting the Abbey Ruins, visiting local residential homes, getting involved with local events.
We are very proud of our garden area, homing lots of exciting areas and resources for the children to explore. We use the garden as much as possible (so changes of clothes and wellies are a must), the children can access our forest school area, pirate ship, aeroplane, climbing frame along with balance beams and a wide range of ride on toys. We have a shaded self contained baby garden which the little ones can enjoy.
Testimonials from parents
Danielle “When initially choosing a nursery for our child, the one thing that made Fairfield stand out was that the children really were their top priority. It was refreshing to see the attention of their staff still focused on the children, and not on us as potential parents. The caring nature of the staff really stood out from our first visit, and continues shine to this day. The staff work with parents to ensure the needs, and potential, of each child are met, they really do go above and beyond. Learning at Fairfield is extremely well balanced, through use of their outdoor space and Montessori room, activities are thoughtfully planned, engaging and above all, fun! My child starts school in September and we will be extremely sad to say goodbye to Fairfield.”
Kirsty “We chose Fairfield because of the family centred environment that it offered our son. Throughout the nursery all of the staff know the children, which enables a holistic learning experience for the children. It is so lovely to see how much all of the staff enjoy being around the children. The staff at Fairfield have been there every step of the way, sharing the joy of each milestone and really caring for the developments of each child.”
Laura “We are so happy that we chose Fairfield Montessori to look after our son. The staff are amazing with him and he thoroughly enjoys his time here.”
Alex and Danielle “Both of our children have attended Fairfield Montessori, both really enjoying their time at nursery and have great relationships with the staff, most of all feeling safe and secure within the environment. We can’t compliment the nursery enough, it’s just fantastic, the staff are well organised and have a great level of communication with parents, they take great pride in what they do with the children and do it well.”
Lucy “Nursery has been part of our family for three years now. Leaving our eldest there for the first time was so hard but the love and care he received from the amazing staff team soon made it home from home. We are so grateful for the input he and his little brother get. The activities are varied, creative, full of fun, tailored to the interests of the children and it has been a joy to see both boys develop and grow in confidence. And the standards have remained this high even during the past awful year. Nursery has become one of the few things we have been able to depend on. We feel so lucky to have this place on our doorstep and in our lives.”
We have a vast range of activities which are available to the children throughout the day, we believe that ensuring a stimulating and diverse environment for the children to learn is fundamental to their development. Our staff typically stay in a room for the whole academic year, so you will receive a continuity of care, with a strong understanding of that age range.
We have a good Ofsted rating. Please click here for our latest report, we also have a hard copy at the school, which is accessible at anytime.
Fairfield Montessori School were 2012 finalists in the National Nursery Awards for Best Independent Nursery.
We are confident that your child will enjoy their time here with us; we are committed to helping your child grow and develop social skills and personalities.