The Early Years Foundation Stage Principles and the Montessori philosophy provides a framework that informs the way we organise and care for our children. The nursery day is carefully balanced so that children have time to be active, time to play and be noisy, time to be quiet, time to listen, time to concentrate, and time to rest. The curriculum is child led and the key person will meet the needs of each unique child through careful observation and planning.
The EYFS covers children from birth to 31st August following their fifth birthday. It aims to help young children achieve the five ‘Every Child Matters (ECM)’ outcomes, which are: Staying Safe; Being Healthy; Enjoying and Achieving; Making a Positive Contribution; and Achieving Economic Well Being.
To find out more about the EYFS see www.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/eyfs.
The nursery is registered with OFSTED, the government body that regulates education, including children’s nurseries. You will find our most recent Ofsted Inspection Report located below, we are immensely proud that we received an Ofsted OUTSTANDING grading at our most recent inspection in July 2013.
Riverside Nursery is a leading Montessori nursery and a happy learning environment for our children that stimulates them physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually. We believe that happy children are more open to opportunity, more confident, and more at ease with themselves. This ensures the best start to their learning journey. A Montessori nursery provides a well-balanced, child-centered introduction to skills that last a lifetime. From the age of three, our children move into the pre-school phase of their education where they can develop confidently at their own pace.
My Montessori child can be accessed via a computer (search ‘my montessori child parent login’) or a mobile device (The My Montessori Child app can be downloaded from Apple Store or Play Store). The nursery will supply parents with individual log-in details.
· Teachers regularly record day to day observations and photographs of each child
· Teachers add comments and other notes to their observations
· Parents can view, comment on and contribute to the learning journal by
uploading their own pictures, for example the system can give parents ideas for things to do at home with their child
· Via the system, parents can access expert advice on Montessori and Early
· Years Education and Teachers can compile reports for parents as necessary
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My Montessori Child enables teachers to record observations of children’s activities in a manner that’s faithful to Dr Montessori’s method, principles and values. The system automatically uses those observations to track Montessori progress, to generate statutory reports on child development, to support teacher planning, and to facilitate parent-teacher collaboration in furthering a child’s progress.
The ultimate beneficiaries of the system are the children, for several reasons:
- Teachers spend less time on record-keeping, giving them more face-to-face time with the children
- Teachers receive deep and comprehensive insights on how to support each child’s unique learning journey
- Parents are shown how to offer complementary learning opportunities to the children when they’re at home.
My Montessori Child operates securely in the cloud and it is now in widespread use in schools across England and Wales, and increasingly in the USA and Europe.
We are Ofsted Registered.
Our parents recommend us on DayNurseries.co.uk
We are proud members of the National Day Nurseries Association.