NURSERY & PRE-SCHOOL

FOR CHILDREN AGED 2-5 YEARS

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If you would like to see our nursery in action please visit email admin@cms.cardiff.sch.uk to arrange a visit.

 

 

THE NIDO

 

The Nido, (translated as ‘Nest’), aims to provide a cosy and welcoming environment for 2 and 3 year olds, many of whom may be new to Montessori or experiencing being away from home for the first time.

The class has a strong emphasis on the “Practical Life” curriculum, creative and Heuristic (discovery) play. Children are also introduced to Language and Literacy, Numeracy, Education of the Senses and Knowledge and Understanding of the world. The children also have access to an Enrichment Room.

The ratio of child : staff in this class is 1:4 or below, with the usual class size being 16 and maximum number being 18.

 

Children are also exposed to languages in an immersvie way and each day we have a native speaking French or Spanish teacher interacting with the children.

 

To Register for a place please complete and send us this form.

 

THE CASA

 

The Children’s Casa (translated as ‘Children’s house’), takes children from the age of approximately 3 years until they are of compulsory school age. Children in this class start to progress through the Montessori curriculum of Activities of Every Day Living (Practical life), Education of the Senses, Language and Literacy, Numeracy and Knowledge and Understanding of the world in addition to engaging in creative work.

 

The day begins with an uninterrupted work cycle, which is the hallmark of a Montessori Classroom. This is a time where children independently work with the guidance of their teachers. The cycle allows children to develop concentration and self-discipline in addition to establishing a Montessori work ethic for example, recognising the importance of putting away work in the way they found it, understanding they must wait for a classmate to finish with a piece of equipment before they can use it. During the work cycle the children share the same environment as the primary (4-6 years) children, allowing the authentic 3-6 vertical grouping Montessori advocated. (Read more about the 3-6 environment HERE)

 

The Casa is a place for exploration and a chance for children to develop the skills they need for a life of learning. Staff carefully observe and guide the children through the curriculum to stretch them to their fullest potential.

 

Afternoons are spent outdoors and engaging in various activities.. It’s important to bear in mind that as Montessori we are always following the lead of the child and therefore the schedule below may be adapted from time to time.

 

Children are also exposed to languages in an immersvie way and each day we have a native speaking French or Spanish teacher interacting with the children.

 

 

To Register for a place please complete and send us this form.

Cardiff Montessori School

Term Dates 2017- 2018

 

Autumn Term

Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th September - Inset Days

Wednesday 6th September - Term begins

Monday 30th October to Friday 3rd November inclusive – Half Term

Monday 6th November – Inset Day

Friday 22nd December - Term ends

Spring Term

Monday 8th January - Inset Day

Tuesday 9th January - Term begins

Monday 19th February to Friday 23rd February inclusive – Half Term

Monday 26th February – Inset Day

Friday 29th March - Term ends

 

Summer Term

Monday 16th April – Inset Day

Tuesday 17th April Term begins

Monday 7th May – May Day

Monday 28th May to Friday 1st June – Half-Term

Monday 4th June – Inset Day

Friday 20th July – Last day of school for children

 

Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th July- Inset Days

 

Afternoon Activities

* Guide below. For up to date activities contact us

Activity sessions take place within afternoon sessions in the nursery:

 

Monday: Exploratory Art

 

Tuesday: Cooking

 

Wednesday: Drama (Pyjama Drama)

 

Thursdays: Mini-Me Yoga

 

Fridays: Music (Jingle Jangle Jo)

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LOCATION

We will be located in the Llandaff / Pontcanna region of Cardiff

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