"I love working as a Manager at Ivybridge Town Little Orchard Montessori Nursery in Devon because the company is so supportive and eager to provide an excellent environment for children to thrive in.
The Directors are a fantastic support and encourage training to support personal development, offering opportunities on a regular basis.
Montessori is new to me but I have really enjoyed learning its theories and learning different Montessori activities. I enjoy building very good relationships with the families and children of Little Orchard and look forward to each day I share with them.
I think that the following quote really sums up our approach:
'Give me a sticker and I will do my very best for a few minutes. Give me a warm smile and I will do my very best for a long time. Give me encouragement and I will do my very best for a long while. Give me the experiences that help me believe in myself and I will do my very best for ever.' "
Gail Beardsley, Setting Manager
Little Orchard Ivybridge Town is a situated in the centre of a small Devonshire town. This larger setting has one spacious, central room, an area for babies to sleep, a separate office and a kitchen area.
The main room is divided into curriculum areas with wooden shelved trolleys full of of engaging Montessori activities for the children to choose from. The under twos have their own area in the main room and a separate quieter area for sleeping. Being all together in one room gives the nursery our familiar family feel. Older children can go to younger areas, so that siblings and friends can be with each other if they wish to.
Ivybridge Town Montessori Nursery is open from 8am - 6pm and we offer the children breakfast, a two course hot lunch produced by a qualified chef, high tea and snacks. As the kitchen is based in our main nursery room, the children benefit from seeing the food being prepared and can sometimes help our chef by taking part. Children are also welcome to bring their own food from home. For more information on our food click here
Our lovely outside facilities include a fenced grassed area where the children can plant vegetables, hang bird feeders, play and chat to their friends, balance on stepping stones and so much more.
We are so fortuntate that our nursery is based in a traditional town in the heart of Devon as we can take the children on trips to the local butchers, bakers, library or to feed the ducks; plus there is also a large public field to play ball games.
Children attending our Devon based nursery in Ivybridge Town move on to a variety of primary schools due to our large catchment area and we support all our children in their transition.