Established Nursery Based in Petersfield
Jigsaw Montessori Nursery was established in Petersfield back in 1996 by Belinda Dewey, an NNEB trained professional with over 30 years of experience working with children. Belinda works alongside a small, established team, all of whom have worked at the nursery for at least 8 years. Belinda is very hands on, preparing and cooking all the meals which are served at the nursery daily.
We are a privately owned nursery in Petersfield offering full day and sessional day care for babies and children between the ages of 4 months and five years. Each member of staff values each child in their care, helping them to grow in confidence and develop self-esteem. Our aim is to meet their social, intellectual, emotional and physical needs whilst encouraging socialisation with adults and other children. We also work closely with parents and encourage them to get involved with their child’s learning at the nursery.
At Jigsaw Montessori Nursery we have created a caring, homely atmosphere where children are encouraged to become independent, enabling them to make their own choices within a secure framework and safe environment. Children at the nursery learn through play and exploration. Our baby unit and main nursery are housed together under one roof, helping to maintain a home from home environment and enabling children of different ages to interact with each other.
We also have a secure garden area to the front of the nursery which children can use regardless of the weather. An artificial grass surface has recently been installed. Children also get to participate in regular trips into the local area of Petersfield.
Recently inspected by Ofsted, they made positive reference to the relationships children develop with both staff and their peers and the nursery received a ‘Good’ rating.
Jigsaw Montessori Nursery adheres to the Early Years Foundation Stage framework which enhances communication and language, physical, social and emotional development. Our adult and child-led activities are centred on literacy, mathematics, understanding the world and expressive arts and design. When planning activities, we take into account the individual needs, interests, and stage of development of each child.
The Montessori Method
Jigsaw Montessori Nursery has implemented the Montessori Method into the day care and nursery service they offer to families in Petersfield. The method comprises three key components; the child, the favourable environment, and the teacher. We recognise and celebrate each individual child by creating an environment which promotes spontaneous learning. Our teachers help the children to settle into the environment, show them how things work and then take a step back, enabling the children to discover and access activities independently.
Our children learn to respect their surroundings and acquire social skills, instilling a sense of order and the freedom of choice.
If you live in Petersfield and would like to discover more about Jigsaw Montessori Nursery, our staff, our method or our facilities, please feel free to pop in for a chat.