Montessori Nursery School

based in Privett near Petersfield, Hampshire.

AN OUTSTANDING SCHOOL BASED ON TESTIMONIALS!

We are committed to giving your child the best care possible.

OUR PURPOSE IS TO GIVE YOUR CHILD:

  • Knowledge, understanding and skills developed from exploration and investigation in a safe, caring environment.
  • Self esteem and respect for other children, adults and the environment.
  • Confidence and independence.
  • Equality and diversity of opportunity.

My daughter has been so happy and settled at the nursery – something we have not achieved before

FROM A MUM

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WE ARE OPEN AND OFFER:

  • Up to 30 hours of free Early Years funding for 3 - 5 Year old’s and Funding opportunities for 2 Year old’s. Read more in the section Dates and Fees: Eligibility and Tax saving Opportunities.
  • A great indoor and outdoor setting with many different play and stimulating learning opportunities. Please see our gallery.
  • Well-balanced curriculum, consisting of many different aspects taught according to the philosophy of Maria Montessori, such as Spanish, Music, Playball, Yoga and first principles of Maths and Literacy.
  • Changing monthly focus topics and activities that increase and enhances children’s’ attitude towards learning through play. Read more our our activities in our monthly newsletter: News letters.
  • Individual care, attention and sharing of the learning experience with you via a safe E-learning platform.
  • Project work including off site visits and guests whose knowledge and experience will enhance children’s learning, such as musicians, farmers and doctors.
  • Holiday club during the 2021 Summer for £30 a day. Please contact us for more information.

Thank you all so much for looking after ‘A’ these last couple of years. All the girls (3) have loved being with you, but ”A” probably most of all. She considers Privett Montessori as a home from home. You have been brilliant with her.

FROM A MUM

Our Latest News:

May 2021

Sunday, June 6th, 2021

May 2021 Newsletter We have explored a variety of topics during May and one of them was learning about the importance of good dental hygiene. During circle time, we discussed the importance of brushing our teeth regularly and the children learnt a song called “Brush brush, brush your teeth.” In line with our healthy eating Read More


Free Stay & Play session

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

Please come and have a taster session for you and your child to experience what Privett Montessori is all about on Friday 28th May from 12:45 – 13:45 Please contact Veronica via email on: veronica@privettmontessori.co.uk to reserve your place.


April 2021

Saturday, May 1st, 2021

April may have been a short month at nursery with only two weeks, but it was packed with lots of activities. Our healthy eating theme proofed very popular with the children. We, learnt about healthy and unhealthy foods. The children, identified lots of different fruits and vegetables. We learnt that some grow in the ground, Read More


March 2021

Saturday, April 3rd, 2021

What a busy month we have had at nursery. During the first week of March, we celebrated World Book Day, the children brought in their favourite books to share with their friends and to celebrate further many dressed up, we had a skeleton, cat, ninja, puppy, fairy and pirate. One of our favourite books is Read More

Montessori principles and our staff:

Montessori principlesPrivett Montessori Nursery School was founded on Montessori principles in 1988 and has functioned since then in Privett Village Hall. The School is situated on the fringe of the village within 3 miles of Petersfield and surrounding villages, such as Alton, Four Marks, Medstead, Farringdon, East and West Tisted, Ropley, Alresford, Froxfield, Stroud, East and West Meon, Langrish, Rampsdean and Liss. We offer morning, afternoon and full day sessions from 08:30 till 15:15 from Monday till Friday for children from two to five years old.

The School became a member of the Montessori Schools Association in 2004 and is extremely passionate in providing Early Years children with a high-quality education. The school consists of 3 members of staff (Veronica, Sarah and Maike). Veronica van Ingen, who took over the school in August 2020 is the current principle. She has been working in Early Years education since 2007 and has the relevant Early Years qualifications including a qualification to teach young children in Spanish. She is trilingual and speaks English, Spanish and Dutch and also holds a Bachelor degree in Finance.

Sarah Hawkings, is the Deputy Manager and has worked in Early Years education for over 24 years. For almost 20 years, she worked as a Nursery Manager at First Steps in Hawkley, Liss, where s Montessori ethics and principles are part of the day to day routine. Sarah is also our Special Needs Co-ordinator and is following additional courses at the Maria Montessori Institute to deepen her theoretical knowledge.

Maike Heining, has been working at Privett Montessori for the last 5 years and is in training to become a Montessori teacher. She is a valuable bilingual (German and English) member of staff. She studied natural sciences at Cambridge, got a MSc in neuroscience and also followed a PhD in psychology. After working in “academia” for several years she decided to retain as a Montessori teacher.

The School is spacious and open plan. We, are extremely fortunate to have a large garden area where the children can play safely on the climbing frame, bikes and in the sandpit. We, have various raised beds, specifically for the children to work in and see first-hand how flowers, fruit and vegetable grow. We also, observe a variety of different birds visiting our garden and some have made it's home in one of our nesting boxes.

We provide the children in our care with a safe and stimulating environment where they may develop at their own pace. We, focus on what a child can do and use this as our starting point for each child. Our philosophy and curriculum is based upon the teaching of Dr Maria Montessori, who recognised each child's unique aptitude for learning and stressed the importance of respect for the world and its inhabitants.

Since 2020, we have received a new Ofsted Registration number (2595671) to reflect the change in ownership.

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