Our curriculum follows the government’s Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum from birth to five years.
We base our philosophy on the practices of Montessori and Reggio Emilia. Activities are based on the needs and interests of each individual child with a balance of formal and informal learning opportunities and an emphasis on self expression and exploration through play.
Each day offers opportunities for free play and more structured activities, particularly as the children get older. There are group times for stories, singing and music and movement. Structured activities with specific learning intentions are offered morning and afternoon.
We are pleased to offer Optional sessions in Forest school where we join West Chiltington Community School.
Dance and music sessions are taught by visiting specialist teachers, are also on offer.
Read our presentation Looking at West Chiltington Montessori and the Reggio Approach.
Spring Term 2019
Starts: Friday 4th January
Half Term: Monday 18th February to Friday 22nd February
Easter Break: Monday 8th April to Monday 22 April
Ends: Friday 5th April
Summer Term 2019
Starts: Tuesday 23rd April
Half Term: Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May
Ends: Tuesday 23rd July
Summer break: Wednesday 24th July to Friday 30th August
Autumn Term 2019
Starts: Monday 2nd September
Half Term: Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November
Ends: Friday 20th December