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Dedicated Team

Each child is allocated a Key Worker who is responsible for your child's welfare and development whilst at our nursery.

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Areas of Focus

In line with the Montessori philosophy, our classroom is divided into five main areas: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Maths & Cultural.

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Space to Reflect

We also have an art room and a quiet room where children may rest if feeling tired, distressed or unwell.

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Welcome to The Colourwheel Montessori Nursery

At The Colourwheel Montessori Nursery, our aim is to offer an environment where your child feels safe and secure and where they are encouraged to fulfil their potential without fear. 

The Montessori “prepared environment” is one which encompasses both the classroom and the materials used within. These are all designed to appear to each child and enable them to choose freely.

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virtual tour

Here’s a handy video tour of our classroom & outdoor areas for you to explore our spaces from the comfort of your own homes.

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Who Was Maria Montessori?

Dr. Montessori was born in Italy in 1870, yet her philosophy is still so crucial to education! Click below to learn more.

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Our Learning Areas

Here are our main learning areas within The Colourwheel Montessori Nursery. Be sure to check out our gallery page to see photos inside each area.

Practical Life

Children learn to perform daily household tasks that are often taken for granted, such as pouring, spooning, polishing etc. All these activities help to develop both fine and gross motor skills.


Children learn through the use of their senses i.e touch, taste, sound, smell and vision. In this area, the materials are designed to allow the child to refine their sense.


Language is taught phonetically using sensorial materials. Each letter is taught using sandpaper symbols which allow the child to have a concrete impression of their shape. The children are then encouraged to listen to the sounds in words and then to build their own.


As with all Montessori materials, we begin with the concrete before moving to the abstract. The children are first taught to count and to associate the spoken number with the quantity before we introduce the written symbol.


In this area of the classroom, the children are able to discover the wonders of the world about them. It encompasses biology, zoology, geography and geology through specialise materials and project work.

Other Spaces To Explore

We also have an art area and many areas for reading alongside a quiet room where children may rest if feeling tired, distressed or unwell. We also have a fantastic outside space boasting explorative mud kitchens and wooded areas, as well as our resident chickens!



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Main Areas of Focus


We'd love to have a chat with you and answer any questions you may have.

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