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Rushcombe School

Many of the children who attend with us go on to graduate to Rushcombe 1st School. The school provides opportunities for our children to become familiar with their reception class teachers who spend time with the school leavers in nursery, and we are often invited to Rushcombe events such as their Christmas carol service. We have a dress up box in nursery with the Rushcombe school uniform so our children become familiar with the clothes they will wear at big school.

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An independent nursery school, situated in the grounds of Rushcombe First School, Hanham Road, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne.
The Children’s House offers quality childcare on a sessional basis with the option to attend term-time or all year round. Ofsted have commented that “The inspirational learning environment ignites children’s curiosity and they explore with great enthusiasm.”The school opens from 8.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. We accept all forms of Government funding and childcare payment schemes.
Term and full year attendance options available.

We would take great pleasure in showing you the facilities we have to offer your children at The Children’s House.
For further details or to arrange an appointment please call 01202 690800 during school hours.

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Chrysalis

An independent Nursery School with an excellent reputation situated in the grounds of Hayeswood First School, Cutlers Place, Colehill, Wimborne.

Ofsted rate us as “Good” and have commented that “Children enjoy a welcoming and stimulating environment where they are keen to learn through play and exploration”.

The school opens Monday to Friday 08.30 – 18.00.
We accept all forms of Government funding and childcare payment schemes.

The school opens all-year-round with options for Term-time or Full-time attendance.

We would take great pleasure in showing you the facilities we have to offer your children at Chrysalis.
For further details or to arrange an appointment please call 01202 880990 during school hours.

Song and Dance with Claire

Our fantastic dance teacher Claire provides energetic dance classes on a weekly basis. These classes have already proved to be extremely popular with our children and are excellent for developing self confidence, co-ordination, an early love of music and rhythm.

Adverse weather

Adverse Weather

We have an adverse weather policy in place to ensure our nursery is prepared for all weather conditions that might affect the running of the nursery such as floods and snow.

In any of these circumstances the nursery will close when the Headteacher at Rushcombe School deems it necessary to close the school due to adverse weather.

Our Montessori Nursery Schools

The basis of our approach follows the world renowned methods developed by Dr Maria Montessori, the first woman in Italy to graduate in medicine. As a trained paediatrician she dedicated her life to finding techniques for guiding a child’s motivation & development which are highly respected world-wide.

By offering your child the benefit of specially designed apparatus & materials within a purpose built, child centred environment we enjoy a well proven track record of children attaining their full potential in a well balanced & natural way.

We also firmly believe in adding the best of all current techniques & resources to the best of the traditional to ensure a whole spectrum of opportunities are presented for fun & learning. During the all important “formative” years from 2 to 5 children have a natural desire for, and a deep love of learning. Montessori materials are specifically aimed at captivating these opportunities when a child is most receptive to benefit fully from a given activity.

Recent studies have shown that Montessori methods can elevate all the children in a class despite any disadvantages. These are not just important outcomes for each child – but for the class as a whole… Montessori Outcomes for Disadvantaged Children

More recently, research has shown how an early Montessori education can help close the income achievement gap for children… Montessori News April 2018

Practical Life

Everyday practical skills such as learning to get dressed, using fasteners such as buttons bows or laces. Polishing shoes, spooning, pouring from jugs or chopping fruit and vegetables all serve to captivate a child’s desire to imitate adults.
Through these activities the child gains:
Improved social and personal skills; improved levels of concentration; heightened self awareness and self esteem; independence and logical thought; a development of fine motor skills and hand/eye co-ordination; a sense of order and tidiness.

Sensorial

Learning via the five senses is at its optimum in the young child and our sensorial equipment provides ideal mediums for confirming and developing the impressions given by the senses. Concepts of colour, taste, sound, touch and smell are all explored in ways to stimulate children’s natural curiosity and enhance their senses.

Mathematics

Early skills in numbers and arithmetic are most effectively nurtured by a tactile approach in a positive concrete way. Children relish working with the beautifully crafted materials and in doing so gain a real concept of and enthusiasm for the world of numbers.

Language

The early drive and mental dexterity a child needs to learn to talk remains evident right through the formative years. It is during these years that the best opportunities exist for natural advancement by captivating the child’s fascination and aptitude for words and letters. Montessori materials such as sandpaper letters, moveable alphabet, word boxes etc together with phonetics and encouragement for the love of books all serve to facilitate reading and writing skills appropriate to each individual child’s level of readiness.

Cultural

Many activities are designed to impart an understanding of the world around us and encompass science, geography, history and differing cultures, festivals and traditions.

General

In addition we incorporate a wealth of creative arts and crafts activities, singing, music and movement, stories and rhymes, nature study, simple French, physical development and free play indoors and outside. Our extensive range of resources including Brio, Duplo, puzzles, sand and water trays etc encourages a wide range of play and learning activities together with regularly changing projects.

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Previous Montessori alumni include:

Anne Frank

Anne Frank

Beyonce

Beyonce

Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

Larry Page & Sergey Brin

Larry Page & Sergey Brin

Mark Zuckerberg.

Mark Zuckerberg.

Prince George

Prince George

Princes William & Harry

Princes William & Harry

  • Prince William, Prince Harry and Prince George.
  • Larry Page and Sergey Brin – founders of Google, both attended Montessori preschool and both highlight that it was Montessori education that contributed to their independent
    thinking and success.
  • Mark Zuckerberg – Co-founder of Facebook
  • Jeff Bezos – founder of Amazon.com who proudly cites his Montessori roots
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Nobel Prize winner for Literature – attended a Montessori school for 5 years as a child and credited his time there with making him fall in love with
    language. “I do not believe there is a method better than Montessori for making children sensitive to the beauties of the world and awakening their curiosity regarding the secrets
    of life.”
  • Anne Frank – author, diarist from World War II. Anne showed aptitude for reading and writing at a very early age, a talent that was nurtured in her Montessori school.
  • Beyonce Knowles – Beyoncé’s talents first emerged in a Montessori school that valued both art and academics. Today Beyoncé is one of pop music’s most highly-regarded figures and has
    been nominated for more Grammys than anyone else in history.
  • Dakota Fanning – renowned as the youngest-ever actor to be nominated for Screen Actors Award, Dakota has said that she learned to read at the age of two while enrolled in a
    Montessori school. The educational environment allowed her the freedom to pursue her interests from a young age, such as a love for reading, and fostered the kind of focus that is
    useful in pursuing an acting career.
  • Bill Gates – American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, humanitarian, and principal founder of Microsoft. “I believe that the Montessori Method – implemented in so many countries, homes, and schools around the world – is producing children who will be innovative risk-takers.”

 

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Children’s House

An independent nursery school, situated in the grounds of Rushcombe First School, Hanham Road, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne.

Ofsted have commented that “The inspirational learning environment ignites children’s curiosity and they explore with great enthusiasm.”

The school opens Monday to Friday 08:30 – 18:00.
We accept all forms of Government funding and childcare payment schemes.

The school opens all-year-round with options for Term-time or Full-time attendance.

We would take great pleasure in showing you the facilities we have to offer your children at The Children’s House.
For further details or to arrange an appointment please call 01202 690800 during school hours.

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An independent Nursery School with an excellent reputation situated in the grounds of Hayeswood First School, Cutlers Place, Colehill, Wimborne.

Ofsted rate us as “Good” and have commented that “Children enjoy a welcoming and stimulating environment where they are keen to learn through play and exploration”.

The school opens 08.30 – 18.00. We accept all forms of Government funding and childcare payment schemes.

Term and full year attendance options available.

We would take great pleasure in showing you the facilities we have to offer your children at Chrysalis.
For further details or to arrange an appointment please call 01202 880990 during school hours.

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