Toddlers and Nursery
The Perfect Link Between Home and School
Toddlers is the first class at Cherry Trees, for children aged 2 – 3 years. The children take part in the Montessori work cycle in the morning, which includes free flow access to the garden and is predominantly based around Activities of Everyday Living, providing a perfect link between home and school.
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The children also experience sensorial materials, which heighten the children’s visual discrimination skills and creative and sensory activities.
This is a time when the children are developing their language and communication skills and therefore take part in a multitude of role play experiences.
A Day at Cherry Trees
During the morning, students have access to free flow snack, where a range of healthy food is on offer. A hot lunch is provided at midday, followed by children embracing the outdoors, heading out to play on the field or in our Forest School area.
In the afternoon, students have the opportunity to have a nap in a quiet room, or join in with the myriad of activities that are on offer, including sports, art, drama, singing or cooking. The children also attend gym trail sessions 3-times a week to help develop their gross motor skills, a music session taught by a qualified music teacher, French, taught by a native speaker and member of our EY team and a Forest School session, lead by a FS Leader.
We use Tapestry as our online learning record, which parents are encouraged to share the children’s learning at home.
The Nursery class is for children aged 3 – 4 years and follows the same routine for the Toddler class, however there is an increased emphasis on the other areas of the curriculum, including Literacy, Numeracy and Knowledge of the World.
Parent and Toddler Sessions
Parent and Toddler sessions are held on Wednesday morning from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Parents, guardians or grandparents are welcome to bring their children from the age of 18 months to our weekly sessions, which involve an introduction to Montessori, a music session with a qualified music teacher and a visit to our Forest School area.
These sessions are priced at £6.00 for the morning and are paid on a weekly basis on drop in terms. The sessions provide a perfect introduction to life at Cherry Trees and ensure a smooth transition to attending Toddler sessions independently when they reach the age of 2.