Montessori Childcare Petersfield

Montessori Childcare at Jigsaw Montessori Nursery in Petersfield

Based in Petersfield, Jigsaw Montessori Nursery offers childcare for babies and children aged between four months and five years. It's our aim to provide a caring, supportive environment that is conducive to learning and development.

Since founding in 1996, our nursery has established a reputation as one of the leading childcare facilities in Petersfield. Our owner Belinda Dewey has more than 30 years' childcare experience and is NNEB trained. The nutritious, balanced meals that the children enjoy each day are also hand prepared and served by Belinda. She works alongside a friendly committed team; 4 members of staff have been with us for eight years or more.

At Jigsaw Montessori Nursery, we follow the philosophy and method of education developed by Dr. Maria Montessori – a renowned Italian educator and physician. Dr. Montessori believed that the period from birth to the age of six years is most crucial for a child's development, as during this time, their mind is 'absorbent', allowing them to quickly expand and develop their skills, knowledge and understanding without conscious effort. In following the Montessori method, we aim to provide resources and activities to encourage each child's intellectual growth and personal development.

We also respect each child's individuality and do not compare them with one another. Instead, children are encouraged to learn and discover at their own pace, and make their own choices, helping them to become more independent.

We also follow the framework of the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage). This includes supporting children's emotional and social growth, and helping them to develop their language and communication skills. We received a 'Good' rating following our previous Ofsted inspection and the report commended the positive relationships between staff and children, children and their peers.

If you're in the Petersfield area and searching for a friendly, welcoming childcare setting for your child's early years, we would like to invite you to arrange a visit. Get in touch to learn more about our childcare facilities. We hope to welcome you and your child to our nursery soon.