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Day Nursery Great Bardfield

Our day nursery in Great Bardfield is set in a converted barn situated within Bluegates Farm and other small and local businesses. The grounds are surrounded by countryside and woodland. Our childcare in Braintree, provides a Montessori education for children between the age of birth to 5 years. We have a large outdoor play area and classroom that is freely accessible to the children all day. The day nursery in Bardfield has access to a variety of farm animals for the children to care for and uses the nearby forest and nature walks for additional outside experiences.

Exceptional Day Nursery Great Bardfield

At our day nursery in Great Bardfield, we develop children into independent learners. Children learn best by completing tasks on their own. There is free flow access between the inside and outside environments so children can choose where they want to play and when. Children’s free play will be supported by adult led activities, including group times, to support their development.

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Children’s free play will be supported by adult initiated activities, including group times, singing, stories, yoga and other activities to support personal, social and emotional development.

Montessori Education

The Montessori Method takes into consideration the child’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social abilities and develops these in a specially prepared environment. 

Funding Available

Bardfield nursery offers Universal Funded Early Education Entitlement, Extended Funded Early Education Entitlement and 2 year old Funded Early Education Entitlement.

The Montessori Classroom

The Montessori classroom is a ‘prepared environment’ consciously designed to support the child’s developmental needs. Every child develops at a different rate and because the classroom is equipped with a wide range of unique Montessori materials the child is able to choose freely from the materials suitable to individual progression. The special qualities of the teacher and the unique classroom environment combine to allow the maximum opportunity for intellectual growth at the same time promoting emotional and social development and self control, thus enabling the child to reach their full potential.

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Children With Additional Needs

We aim to provide an environment in which all children achieve the best possible education and care and become confident learners with a growing ability to communicate their own views. We aim to ensure that each child is supported in reaching their full potential and is regarded of equal worth, irrespective of age, gender, race or ability. 

Positive Relationships With Parents

Parents are welcome at any time to come and be part of life at nursery. We recognise parents as the first and most important educators of their children. From time to time the nursery holds learning events for parents. These usually look at how adults can help children to learn and develop in their early years. Courses on similar topics are held locally. Please look at our Parents Information Board for further details about courses and parent groups.