"As well as being a Director of the company I also manage our Lee Mill setting. I am a very 'hands on' manager and can often be found working in the rooms. My priority is forming strong, trusting relationships with the children and families while supporting my staff as they provide an excellent level of care for your children.
I am a fully qualified childcare professional holding the International Montessori Diploma, BA Honours in Early Years, ILM Business Management level 5, and have recently qualified as an Early Years Teacher (EYTS).
In our setting we empower our children to become independent individuals who are excited to learn. We treat the children in our care as equals. We respect their decisions, actively listen to what they have to say and encourage them to make choices."
Tracey Bruce, Lee Mill Manager/Director
Little Orchard Lee Mill is a situated in the industrial estate. This larger setting has one spacious central room, a separate babies room, office and a large kitchen. It also has a function room which can be hired for local groups or birthday parties.
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 room filled with exciting activities following the Montessori ethos. Older children can go to younger areas, so that siblings and friends can be with each other if they wish to be.
Lee Mill Montessori Nursery is open from 7:30 - 18:00 and we offer the children breakfast, a two course hot lunch produced by a qualified chef, high tea and snacks. As the kitchen is so large there is a separate area the children can bake or watch the chef prepare food. Children are also welcome to bring their own food from home. For more information on our food click here
Our lovely outside has to be seen to be believed. Although we are in an industrial estate it is so peaceful and there is an abundance of birds and insects for the children to observe. We have a flat lawned area with outdoor toys, a natural woodland area with tyres, logs and other natural materials to explore and finally a large area of tarmac where we have sensory play such as water and sand and a space for trikes.
Children attending our Devon based nursery in Lee Mill move on to a variety of primary schools due to our large catchment area and we support all our children in their transition.