Based in Peterfield, Jigsaw Montessori Nursery provides a caring, nurturing environment for babies and children aged between four months and five years.
Our nursery was founded in 1996 by Belinda Dewey, an NNEB trained professional with more than 30 years' experience. Each member of our small, dedicated team has worked at the nursery for at least eight years. The team is led by Belinda, who also prepares and cooks the meals served here each day.
Our baby unit and main nursery are housed under one roof and children of varying ages are encouraged to interact with each other. It's our aim to provide each child with everything they need to develop their confidence and self-esteem.
During their time here, your child will acquire important social skills, whilst learning to respect others and their surroundings. A secure garden area with an artificial grass surface is available to the front of the nursery and can be accessed in any weather.
In accordance with the Montessori method of learning, our teachers help children to settle into their environment, demonstrating the activities on offer, before stepping back to allow them to partake in these activities independently and at their own pace. Each child is treated as an individual and encouraged to make their own choices. We pride ourselves on providing an environment conducive to spontaneous learning.
Our staff work with children and parents alike. We encourage parents to join in with nursery life – it maintains the positive relationship we strive for.
Jigsaw Montessori Nursery adheres to the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) framework, helping children to improve their language and communication skills, whilst supporting their social, physical and emotional development.
We were pleased to receive a 'Good' rating during our last Ofsted inspection. The report praised the positive relationships children had developed with staff and their peers. We aim to continue to build upon this success in the years to come.
If you are based in the Peterfield area and would like to learn more about Jigsaw Montessori Nursery, please do not hesitate to get in touch to arrange a visit. We hope to welcome you and your child soon.