About Learning at Cherry Tree

We are able to take children from birth to the age 12, we are now also offering a holiday club for school holidays and inset days at a set fee of £35 a day.

Montessori is an approach to early education that focuses on the immense capacity of children to absorb information when given the freedom and independence to learn at their own pace. What makes the Montessori approach different, and what makes it work so well, is that it is based on a deep understanding of the way children learn through choosing, trying and doing themselves. Specially developed materials in an environment prepared for the children, with close observation and guidance by Montessori teachers, leads to a powerful, confidence-building approach to learning.

The Montessori approach allows children to learn through understanding, rather than being told. From understanding comes confidence and joy in learning. As well as exploring the Montessori materials, activities such as cooking, music and movement, Pilates and French and caring for the nursery pets (four guinea pigs and a fish tank) and art and craft are incorporated into the children’s day.