Crouch End 2½ – 6 years

Part of the Maria Montessori School, our Crouch End Nursery (N19) (Montessori Children’s House) for children aged 2½ – 6 years, offers a beautiful setting and a vibrant community with room for up to 24 children and a lovely, large garden.

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Some Principles of the Montessori Approach

  • Every child is a unique person with creative potential, the drive to learn and the right to be treated with respect as an individual.
  • Children must be given the freedom to work and move around, within guidelines that enable them to see themselves as independent and part of a group.
  • Children are encouraged to work at their own pace, either individually or in co-operation with others.
  • Mixed-age groups provide opportunities for the children to develop their social abilities within a harmonious community.

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Our Hornsey Rise, Crouch End Nursery welcomes children aged 2½ – 6 years. Visit our Montessori Nursery Crouch End.

Where Our Crouch End Nursery is Located

Address: St Mary’s Church Hall, Ashley Road, Crouch End N19 3AD
Nearest stations: Crouch Hill, Archway, Upper Holloway, Finsbury Park

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Areas of Learning at Our Crouch End Nursery (Montessori Children’s House)

Practical Life – Young children have a strong urge to become independent and Practical Life activities such as meal preparation, baking, dressing themselves, gardening, washing, polishing, cleaning and others help them perfect the skills they need in daily life. This also helps children develop hand-eye co-ordination and the capacity to focus their attention for the entirety of an activity. 

Sensorial Exploration – Children are vividly aware of the world, constantly exploring it and taking in impressions through all their senses. The sensorial materials encourage children to order and classify the physical properties of the world they live in. These activities stimulate and develop the senses, refining children’s powers of observation, perception, exploration and communication.

Mathematics – Montessori mathematics materials enable children to achieve a natural appreciation of mathematical concepts in a concrete way. This avoids the mental blocks which so often occur in children faced with purely abstract concepts. Specially designed equipment helps children to grasp concrete ideas along with sensory experience of numbers, quantities and mathematical operations. Gradually children can move confidently to complete abstract mathematical problems.

Cultural Exploration of the World Around – The Montessori approach covers a wide range of subjects which reflect the broad interests of young children. The Montessori environment
stimulates these interests and extends knowledge and understanding of art and crafts, geography, history, music and science and the natural world. Cultures from around the world are explored and celebrated.

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Language – In the Children’s House children learn to express themselves. The freedom offered to the children creates many opportunities for them to communicate with their peers and adults. We emphasise the development of vocabulary based on real experiences and the early preparation required for reading and writing. 

Spanish

Our Crouch End Nursery (Children’s House) offers Spanish as a second language, once a week, with the aim of providing exposure, exploration, and sensitization at a key stage in language development, gradually building confidence and an appreciation for learning additional languages.

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Our Crouch End Nursery (Children’s House) Teachers

All our Crouch End Nursery teachers hold the world-recognised 3-6 Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Diploma and have many years’ experience working with children. Our Lead Teacher, Cordelia, also holds a BA in Business Management and founded and managed a residential children’s summer camp in Oxfordshire. Barbara also holds the 0-3 Montessori Diploma. In addition to English, Barbara also speaks Italian.

The children enjoy high-quality free-range and seasonal food from British suppliers prepared by a specialist caterer. Our Children’s Houses are accredited by Montessori Education UK.

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