At the age of three, children move into the preschool phase of their nursery education. Riverside Nursery uses the famous Montessori approach, aimed at achieving the correct balance of physical, social and intellectual stimulation for young children. Within a child centered environment, children can develop confidently at their own pace, and an equal opportunities policy is practised for all children.
In upper school the class sizes are kept to no more than eight children to one teacher.
The materials used by the children within our Montessori nursery are carefully designed to allow personal development through investigation and sensorial stimulation, encouraging analytical skills, which can be channeled into all areas of life. All children’s progress is monitored and recorded regularly and the Head of Nursery is available by appointment to meet with parents.