Cherry Tree Montessori nursery is located in Ashley Heath about 3 miles from Ringwood and about ½ mile from St Ives. The school is on the smallest High Street in the country in a grade 2 listed building with around ½ acre of well laid out gardens. The natural surroundings allow the children to play and explore safely – we even have an outside classroom. The nursery also provides off road parking for parents to drop off and pick up their children safely.
Our approach to learning follows Maria Montessori’s philosophy of encouraging children to develop individually in a happy, friendly and caring environment fostering natural curiosity and creativity. We are a small, close-knit nursery, OFSTED registered for 24 children. We accept Childcare Vouchers and receive local authority funding for children aged 2, 3 and 4 years old. We are open all year, from 8.00am to 6.00pm excluding English Bank Holidays and a period of closure over the Christmas period. Children are welcomed into the nursery on a full-time, sessional or term-time basis.
Cherry Tree offers the children
Babies from birth to 2 years old
In our Bambino room we provide a personalised care for all our babies. Having only four babies at any time we can dedicate a more personalised approach.
Transition – ages 2-3 years
We start to introduce the Montessori philosophy by increasing the child’s independence using Montessori Practical Life activities and also developing their social and language skills.
Pre School – ages 3 to 5 years
In preparation for school, the children are prepared using the Montessori philosophy.
All the staff at Cherry Tree Montessori Nursery are very proud of the nursery and what we have achieved with the children within our care.
You are welcome to come in, look around, meet the team and ask any questions you may have.