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Little Munchkins Montessori

A nurturing environment where every child is appreciated for the uniqueness and every voice is heard

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Little Munchkins

Montessori

Cedrus House
37 Gresham Road
Hounslow
TW3 4BX

Opening Times:

Monday – Friday: 08:00 – 18:00

Drop-Off Directions & Parking

The nursery is located on Gresham Road in Hounslow and is within easy access by car and public transport.

Osterley train station is just a 10-minute walk to us.

Parking is available outside the nursery for easy drop off and pick up.

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Call Us 020 8230 2818

Nursery Facilities

Car Park

We have on-site parking available for easy access and convenience.

Buggy Store

We have a safe place for you to store your buggy at our nursery.

Nursery CCTV

CCTV

We have CCTV installed within the nursery to ensure the safety and security of all our children and staff.

Meals & Snacks

We provide healthy meals and snacks as well as fresh water and milk. Our menus are seasonal and are certified by a children’s dietician ensuring the right balance of ingredients for the children. All dietary requirements are catered for by our professional chefs.

Outdoor Garden

Our outdoor space offers an environment to explore and develop and provides a place where imagination comes to life.

Extra Curricular Activities

We provide fun and interactive extra-curricular activities that the children will enjoy and love, this can include Bilingual Beats, which is our ‘Spanish through music’ lesson, French with The Little Language Academy, Playball Sports and more.

ICT Screens

Our nursery has access to ICT screens for educational purposes and interactive lessons.

Fees & Availability

Nursery fees are dependent on the age of your child and your specific childcare requirements. Funding options are available, including the government’s 15 and 30 hours funded childcare, and we also accept the Government Tax Free Childcare Scheme and childcare vouchers.

To request pricing and availability, please call us or complete the request a call back form below.

How we learn at Little Munchkins Montessori

Babies

  • Our baby room offers a home from home environment for babies to begin their nursery journey
  • We offer as many settling in sessions as you and your child need to feel safe and happy in a new environment. This is the start of us building a long-standing relationship with your family, ensuring secure bonds between child and nursery team
  • We offer a stimulating environment and a variety of resources for our babies to explore, develop and discover through play
  • Our sensory area is a key feature in our baby room, giving children the opportunity to develop their senses
  • In our reading corner the children have access to a library of books and stories, music, and rhymes introducing early literacy and communication skills
  • We promote movement and balance, and focus on early wellbeing awareness and relaxation exercises.

Toddlers

  • Our toddler room is the next stage on the nursery journey, children can thrive as they become more independent and curious
  • We feel it is important to offer a range of natural resources and provide plenty of messy play opportunities to encourage learning through creative play
  • In our library area we have a selection of age-appropriate reading resources to encourage communication and develop language and literacy skills
  • Being part of the local community is important and we regularly take the children on walks around the local area
  • We encourage independence and free thinking by allowing the children to choose and lead activities carefully guided by our practitioners
  • Children become confident developing their imaginative skills through small world and role play
  • We promote physical creativity through music and movement which is key in helping to develop children’s fine motor skills.

Preschool

  • Our preschool environment allows for more focussed learning and supports ‘school readiness’ through a wide range of quality resources and equipment that promote all areas of the EYFS including maths and literacy
  • We embed maths and literacy into everyday routines providing opportunities for letter and number recognition
  • We give encouragement and praise to our children inspiring them to investigate and be curious of the world around them
  • We promote an inclusive environment where we take part in a variety of cultural and international celebrations
  • We provide opportunities through Montessori play which encourages a holistic, self-paced and experimental approach to learning
  • We have a designated space for smaller group learning.  We offer a Montessori inspired approach to learning life skills, preparing the children for their next step into school.

Outdoor Space

  • In our garden children can wander, climb, splash, and run in our educationally designed outdoor learning area
  • Whatever we do indoors can also be taken outside for children to enjoy and they take part in activities based on their interests and abilities
  • Our garden is essential for healthy development and wellbeing and our outdoor equipment encourages physical development and challenges
  • Our outdoor space allows children to understand and take risks which helps to build their confidence, independence, and eagerness to learn
  • We have a large forest school area where children are free to explore different resources and experience natural world play
  • Our children are introduced to important life skills and encouraged to try new things through play and exploration, through activities such as role play, water play and investigative play
  • We promote a ‘grow your own’ initiative providing spaces in our garden for children to plant their own vegetables, herbs, plants, and flowers
  • We use natural materials such as sand and mud to promote discovery and imaginative play.

Our Team

Sandra Athnasious

Joined: 2016

Little Munchkins Montessori opened in November 2015 and I joined the team in June 2016. I joined as Deputy Manager and was promoted to Nursery Manager in September 2022. I am very passionate about what I do and what’s important to me is the children, their families, and the staff team.

I have worked in Early Years for 19 years and feel I have been a major part of the nurseries success and achievements. As I have an eye for perfection I have implemented many changes and introduced new ideas to improve the learning environment on a daily basis. Whilst valuing each child, parent, and staff member as a unique individual.

My vision for the nursery is to provide a safe a stimulating environment where the children can learn and develop whilst progressing at their own ability. I believe that we are on a journey to support a child and their family, and that parents are the first educators that we work in partnership with to provide the best learning opportunities for children whilst also supporting and guiding a parent if needed.

Katarzyna Tarnopolska

Joined: 2017

Hello, my name is Katarzyna and I moved to the UK From Poland in 2017, and joined Little Munchkins Montessori Nursery.

It has always been my dream to work in Early Years and I am a passionate teacher with eight years of experience in childcare and education. I have worked in schools, curiosity and Montessori-inspired nurseries. I hold qualified teacher status (QTS).

I’ve always been a huge fan of being outdoors, following children’s interests, and encouraging their independence. I believe that childhood needs to be valued and embraced, so I am trying to sprinkle a bit of magic and fun over early learning!

Outside of work I enjoy traveling, hiking, and spending time with my family.

Our Team

Our nursery has a lovely family feel which makes it a wonderful place for your child to grow, learn and play. We have a passionate team, who aim to create something special and different, ensuring all children are nurtured, cared for, and inspired with their individual needs in mind.

We have a dedicated senior team who support the nursery management in striving for delivering excellence by enriching home from home environments with an expertly trained team.

All staff complete comprehensive training, further developing their knowledge and understanding of children’s development, covering all key aspects in keeping children safe.

We can provide advice and support for all our families on a vast range of topics by pulling together our combined experience.

Food & Nutrition

Our delicious, healthy and nutritious food is sourced from trusted suppliers and prepared and cooked by our onsite chef. All dietary and religious needs are met.

Our experienced team would love to meet you and your little one, so book a visit today and we will show you everything our nursery has to offer during your own personal tour at a time to suit you.

Open Day

Join us at our next Open Day

Saturday 16th March, 9am-1pm

*Participating nurseries only

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