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St Margarets Montessori

We believe that when your child walks through the threshold of one of our nurseries, you should know they are in a place where they will receive the highest levels of care, attention and support.


£1,324.60 - £4,432.00

Children 55
Staff 8

Nursery characteristics

Staff duration, experience & knowledge
Diversity of beliefs
Family atmosphere

Term Dates

Spring Term 2024 – Tuesday 9th January – Friday 22nd March

8th January – Staff Inset Day

Half-term: Monday 12th – Friday 16th February


Summer Term 2024 – Wednesday 17 April – Friday 12′ July

16th April – Staff Inset Day

3rd June – Staff Inset Day

Half-term: Monday 27th May – Monday 3rd June

May Bank Holiday: Monday 6th May


Autumn Term 2024

Thursday 5th September – Friday 13th December

Half-term: Monday 28th October – Friday 1st November

3rd and 4th September – staff inset days.


Spring Term 2025

Wednesday 8th January – Friday 28th March

Half-term: Monday 17th – Friday 21st February

6th and 7th January – staff inset day.


Summer Term 2025

Wednesday 23rd April – Friday 11th July

Half-term: Monday 26th May – Friday 30th May

May Bank Holiday: Monday 5th May

22nd April – staff inset day.

Care details

Weeks open per year Care Period(s) Funding Meals Early drop offs
38 8:00am to 4:00pm 3yrs(15hrs) No Yes


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Head’s Comment

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Claudia Neves

Montessori Diploma

Welcome to St Margarets Montessori!

The best way I can describe St Margarets Montessori Nursery School is using the Zulu word, ‘Ubuntu’. A word to express the understanding of human interdependency and connectedness. It is a celebration of the wonders of our diversity, encouraging each individual to live their full potential and see the potential in others.

Ubuntu is evident in our dedicated team, always ready to support each other, to create the best possible community environment for our children and their families to join.

The Montessori philosophy is closely linked with this same understanding, called the Cosmic Education. Respecting that each child is important as an individual, but that all of these individuals are interlinked with each other, and nature as a whole.

In our rich and very carefully prepared school environment, the children are encouraged to explore, discover, question and reflect. Curiosity leads them to engage and learn, to keep probing deeper, to develop their concentration and an inquisitive mind. Leading them to love learning and become learners for life; confident and aware of their importance.

We are so fortunate to have a large garden that the children can enjoy everyday, whatever the weather! On a daily basis, they experience their connection with nature, learning their essential role in the balance of our common home. This is supported through Forest School as well as being part of the Eco School.

We don’t only connect the children to the natural world but also to the world in which they live, helping them to feel part of the wider community. Walks to the shop and library, helping our neighbours and visiting our local Care Home via our Intergenerational Project with BRIGHTER TOGETHER, all foster strong relationships with our local community.

Our family is always growing, and we would love to invite you to come and see what we are all about.

Claudia Neves



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