Welcome to Little Munchkins Montessori Nursery. For over five years we have served the families of Isleworth and Hounslow and from many other boroughs providing the best quality EYFS and Montessori education to children from the age of 0-5 years.
We aim for our children to be independent and confident and show this through their enhanced social skills and their care and respect of themselves, their peers and practitioners, parents and their nursery.
We hope you will enjoy exploring our website and will come and visit us one day if you wish to consider sending your child to Little Munchkins Montessori.
We believe that children’s early education should be a preparation for life. This should be a holistic approach that integrates mind, body and spirit to achieve a truly social school community in which personal relationships and skills are given the highest priority.
We are passionate about Montessori education. We provide an environment in which children develop on an individual basis guided from within by their natural curiosity and by the careful guidance of our experienced Montessori and Early Years Practitioners. This nurturing environment fosters self-discipline, self-confidence and an ability to concentrate. Our experience shows that this type of education provides children with a true joy in learning. We see the early years as a preparation for life and a foundation on which everything that follows is built. ‘Who’ a child is, we feel, is more important than ‘what’ a child achieves in the form of goals during this time.
Welcome to Little Munchkins Montessori Nursery. My name is Sonia Soin. I am an Early Years Professional and a qualified Montessori Practitioner from Montessori Centre International, London. I have owned and managed Montessori schools and day nurseries since 2003. I am a passionate follower of Dr. Maria Montessori’s principles and ethos.
Choosing a school for your child is not an easy task. As a mother of three children myself, I know that my position as your child’s first educator is one of enormous trust. I take that role very seriously. Members of our staff value the importance of the pre-school years and are dedicated to ensure that each child in our care receive the best experience whilst at our nursery.
I make a personal commitment to you that my staff and I will always act in the best interests of your child.
Little Munchkins Montessori Nursery is a purpose built OFSTED registered early years setting established since 2015. We are a family run business offering a homely environment to you and your child. Our nursery is run by friendly experienced staff who hold a Montessori Diploma from renowned Montessori training establishments or hold a diploma from other registered childcare training organisations in the UK.
I hope you will find the information on our website useful. I look forward to meeting you and to welcoming you into our little family very soon.
With kindest regards,
Early Years Professional (EYP), level 6 - Kingston University Montessori Diploma, level 4 – Montessori Centre Int’l, London Degree, Bachelor of Arts - DU
On-site Safety and Hygiene
- ADT Security Systems – Intruder Alarm, CCTV, Fire Alarm and Secure Building Access Control.
- ALBANY Pest Control – 6 weekly robust check for pests.
- BIFFA – General waste weekly collection
- INITIAL RENTOKIL – Experts in Hygiene (nappy waste collection, air fresheners, sanitary waste)
- MISS MERRY LTD – Daily cleaning of the setting by professional cleaners.
- CITATION – Health & Safety Experts
- MORGAN FIRE PROTECTION – Experts in Maintenance of Fire Protection Equipment & Services
Our Nursery Premises
New, purpose built Montessori day nursery. Bright, fully air conditioned building
Parent Portal – eylog
Monitor your child’s progress through an online portal that is personalised and secured.
Regular yoga, French language, physical literacy, mind, body and soul sessions, etc
A separate outdoor free flow area where children can enjoy outdoor activities securely.
Well Balanced Nutritious Meals
Our cook prepares delicious, fresh, healthy meals for all the children being mindful of their dietary needs and other preferences.
Care and Learning
Our Montessori nursery is run by experienced, qualified, friendly and caring staff. Through their affection and care they build strong bonds with children. We offer individual Montessori teaching and learning.
Exclusive Outdoor Play Area
We offer a safe large outdoor play area specifically designed to include a tree house with a slide, rock climbing and rope climbing facilities. A large selection of outdoor resources including high quality wooden toys. Large sand tray with a selection of accessories to measure, pour and so on. Access to mud kitchen area and forest school activities. A comprehensive digging and planting area to grow fruits, vegetables and flowers.
Why Choose a Montessori Nursery
About Maria Montessori
Maria Montessori was born in Italy in 1870 and was the first woman to be granted a medical degree from an Italian University in 1896. She researched in psychiatric medicine and continued her education in philosophy, psychology and education. She was appointed as a professor at the University of Rome in 1904.
Montessori’s interest in the development of children started with disabled and mentally challenged children. She saw amazing results with these children and thus began her philosophies. She recognised the influence of the child’s environment from birth onwards and how it should be created to aid and foster the child’s independence and ability to adapt to the world around him.
Dr. Maria Montessori continued her findings and shared her work throughout the United States, Europe and India. She founded training courses, an institute for research in Spain, and Montessori Training Centres around the world. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize three times.
Montessori is an approach to a child’s early years-from birth to six years when children have the greatest capacity to absorb information when given the freedom and independence to learn at their own pace. What happens to a child during these critical years lays the foundations for the future. Dr. Maria Montessori’s scientific background and belief helped her to develop an educational approach that appreciates how children’s processes differ from those of adults. Her insights and approach to child development have been enormously influential all over the world, both through what has become the Montessori movement and through mainstream education, which has gradually accepted many of her practices.
The Montessori Method: The Unique Triangle – Child, Environment, Directress (Teacher)
Montessori recognises and celebrates the uniqueness of each child and the potential that they hold within themselves.
The Montessori classroom is a “Prepared Environment” designed to encourage individual choice and nurture self-development. The freedom that the child is offered is set within carefully defined limits and establishes the child’s need to see the effect of his actions on others.
The Directress is the third and final vital link to complete the triangle between the child and his/her environment. The Directresses seek to guide rather than control. They are not there to impart knowledge or teach, but to provide opportunities for learning and to present the best possible environment to achieve this.