About Little Elms Montessori Nursery

We opened the Nursery in January 2004, at Elm Court, Potters Bar, and since those early days of a small group of children in one room, the Nursery has grown to four classes across two floors in the centre.  Little Elms has an excellent reputation with local schools, both state and independent, for giving its children good preparation to school life. We have access to the lovely grounds at the back of the centre as well as our own fully equipped private playground containing a wide range of age appropriate outdoor equipment. The building is welcoming, child friendly and secure with ample car parking. The amount of space available for use by the Nursery is a considerable bonus and provides the children room to grow and learn about themselves and their environment.

Our experienced Montessori staff aim to provide quality care in a safe and happy, yet structured environment. The children receive high quality care and attention, due to our high ratio of qualified staff to children. We provide care and education for children between the ages of 2.4years – 5years, and our opening hours are 8am to 3pm, breakfast, lunch club is also available every day. The Nursery is open term time only and follows the local schools opening dates as closely as possible.

Little Elms Montessori Nursery School uses the Montessori Method of early education; this is a child-centred approach, in which each child can learn and develop freely at their individual pace, following their own interests and inclinations.

The aim of Little Elms Montessori Nursery is to plan a curriculum using Montessori methods within the framework of Early Years Foundation Stages, providing the children with learning experiences of the highest quality. This method considers both the children’s needs and achievements, and a range of learning experiences that will help them to make progress towards and, where appropriate, beyond these goals.

We work in partnership with parents to help children learn and develop, offering children and their families a service that promotes equality and values diversity.

Hertfordshire Quality Standards is a county led scheme that ensures childcare providers are constantly improving and developing through a process of self-evaluation.  Following this external assessment, we are successful providers and have been awarded with the High Quality Standards (HQS) blue balloon kite mark.

We are very proud of the ‘OUTSTANDING’ rating we received at the Ofsted inspection carried out in October 2016. Our aim is to keep our practice at the highest standards possible.

If you have any questions, please call:

Naile Osman on O7763746000 or

Nicky Gallagher on 07787922103

We look forward to having your child with us.



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