The Nursery and Reception Class
As your child grows and develops they will move into the Nursery where they will build upon this foundation of learning. The children have freedom of choice of whatever materials they would like to use within our structured environment and as each activity is introduced the children build up a bank of knowledge across all areas of learning. Through teacher observation and assessment the children are able to learn by exploring their own interests, activities can then be extended to ensure that sensitive periods for learning are fully stimulated.
Our Reception class continues with the Montessori ethos whilst adopting a Project Learning approach. The children are able to reach their full potential through expressing their own interests and planning focussed activities on topics of their own choice. This allows more in-depth study of topics and independent gathering of information through a range of media, including individual iPads and Apple TV. We visit our own off-site Forest school weekly to learn about our environment and the wider world.
“Harriet House is a magical place! Both our children have loved it here and have thrived. The children are treated as individuals and the staff see nothing but potential in them. I have not found anywhere else which can compete with the development opportunities given to the children both for self-confidence and for learning for the next stage. I cannot think of a better start for children than Harriet House”