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Image: The best Montessori nurseries should provide these facilities

The best Montessori nurseries should provide these facilities

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No parent should ever place their child or baby in the hands of a nursery provider without going to have a look around first.  It’s only then that you can gain the confidence that you are doing the right thing when you go off to work in the morning.  So what sorts of facilities should you look out for when visiting a Montessori nursery like Riverside? 

A good balance of indoor/outdoor space

Always look for a good balance of indoor/outdoor space, irrespective of location.  Children like to learn out-of-doors when the weather permits as much as they do indoors, but they also need access to equipment that encourages learning in both spaces.
We think it’s hugely important that children can exercise and have space to run around with their friends in a safe, fun and stimulating environment. 

Take time to ask about what sorts of activities go on outside, how often children are allowed to be in this space, and observe whether play equipment is in good working order.  It’s by asking questions and looking around that you will find out more.

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Clean, good-sized rooms where equipment is child-sized

As you walk around the different rooms and explore, look out for child-sized furniture like chairs, book shelves and tables.  If children don’t feel comfortable in a space, they will not be as open to learn new things. Children want to take the lead and get at things, so if they can’t they may end up frustrated! 

Play equipment, toys and books along with amenities like toilets and washing facilities should all be at the right level, so that children can be encouraged to learn themselves and gain independence.  What use is it if books are on a shelf that is too high up, or a washbasin and soap are not in reach? 

A planned environment that’s clean, ordered and extremely calm

It’s these practical things that make a Montessori nursery like Riverside stand out. Everything is designed with the child in mind. 

When you visit, if you don’t feel comfortable with how hot or cold it is, are at ease when you move about, or don’t see happy children running around, chasing each other and having fun in a planned, organised environment, then this might not be the best place for your son or daughter. 

Riverside Montessori provides a range of clean, accessible and good-sized learning spaces that are conducive to happy, structured learning and skills development.   

Riverside Nursery, Battersea provides little ones with a home from home experience.  When you need to be at work and have to leave your baby or child with someone else, you can be confident that we nurture and encourage your son or daughter, through his or her tender early years.  Whether your child joins our beautiful baby suite, lower or upper school, our amazing team will make sure they go home having had the best day ever! 

Talk to us on t: 0207 0784098, email: office@riverside-nursery.co.uk

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