We are a Montessori preschool set in beautiful gardens in a quiet road in Bembridge. We cater for children aged 2 to 5 years of age and are fully accredited with the Isle of Wight Authority and can offer up to 15 weekly funded hours for qualifying 2 and 3 year olds. We are open term time only from 8.30am until 4.30pm and offer extremely good ratios of qualified teachers to children, operating on a maximum ratio of 1 to 5 with our 3 to 5 year olds and 1 to 4 in our 2 year old room. Our furnishings and resources are of the highest standard within a calm and orderly Montessori enviroment. Our curriculum encourages respect, indepence and joyful learning in an educationally enabling enviroment. The children learn social skills and how to care for their environment, which includes our large nature garden with a vegetable garden and chickens which we have raised from eggs at Montessori. We have 5 Montessori trained teachers and level 3 supporting staff and apply teacher led Montessori learning together with supported free play and exploration. The Montessori curriculum explores early mathematics and literacy, practical life activities, cultural and sensorial lessons together with expressive art and design, which includes music and yoga. The children are encouraged to work respectfully and care for their environment whilst following their own learning and discovery, being carefully guided in their education by our highly qualified and dedicated staff.