Christchurch Montessori Nursery

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Christchurch Montessori Nursery and Preschool OFSTED rated  OUTSTANDING  

Christchurch Montessori is open Monday to Friday 8 am to 6 pm  providing high quality childcare for children aged from 2 years to school age.

Walk into Christchurch Montessori and you will experience the genuine warmth and friendly, community feel, as you see our happy and contented children busy learning through our Montessori Materials and in their play. The children are involved in inspiring and stimulating activities and there is plenty for them to do. Our nursery is packed full of exciting resources and enthusiastic, caring staff.

Mission Statement

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and are supported to reach their full potential.

Children learn best when they are healthy, safe and secure, when their individual needs are met and when they have positive relationships with the adults caring for them.

Our aim is for the children to have the opportunity to learn through play, gain new experiences. To develop individual skills at their own pace in a supportive environment where they are positively encouraged, valued and respected, and for the children to be happy in our care.


Christchurch Montessori Nursery has been open since August 1994 and is run by a Mother and Daughter, Gill Thomas and Nicola Dowling alongside our dedicated staff team.

We have been caring for children for the last 26 years, starting off as a registered child minders. It was in 1997 when we opened our first Nursery and in 1999 we launched our Baby Nursery on the Grove Christchurch.

Naturally we are very proud of the nursery and proud of the children and staff in it, who are the best evidence for what the nursery cares about; quality of education, care of individuals and a warm, friendly and safe environment for  young children.

We have  undergone a full OFSTED inspection with a OUTSTANDING  outcome