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The Fountain Of Knowledge Montessori Nursery School provides premier quality pre-school care for children aged between two and five years. Our aim is to offer quality care that develops the child's social, emotional and intellectual well-being.
Level 4 in Childcare & Education Award - February 2006

The Montessori is extremely proud to announce that Deborah Anderson is one of the first Nursery Managers in Northants to be awarded to be awarded an NVQ Level 4 in Childcare & Education. This is a two year course developing the students abilities in ensuring high standards in Childcare and Education and is a approximately equivalent to degree level. Deborah Anderson said "I am delighted that all my hard work has been worthwhile and am extremely proud to be the manager of the first nurseries in Northamptonshire to have this award". "This reinforces the nursery's commitment to continuous improvement and providing childcare and education of the highest standard". Ofsted Report - May 2001

Following our excellent Social Services Inspection of October 2000 we have recently undertaken our first Ofsted Inspection in May 2001. We are delighted with the Inspection Report as it confirms that our facilities have the highest standards in the area, and that our activities are both in line with the Early Learning Goals set by Ofsted whilst also incorporating the Montessori philosophies. The full Ofsted Report is available via the Ofsted Website (www.ofsted.gov.uk), but highlights include:

"The setting has many strengths and the quality of the teaching is very good"

"The quality of children's learning is very good across all areas of learning"

"There is excellent individual support for all children"

"Children are making very good progress in their personal, social and emotional development"

"All aspects of speaking, listening, reading and writing are promoted well in the programme for communication, language and literacy"

"The high staff to child ratio is a significant strength, enabling staff to involve each child in conversation and discussion, creating a 'language rich' environment"

"Good emphasis is placed on mathematical language and learning about quantity, patterns and positions as part of children's play or art work"

"There is a good range of resources to promote learning"

"There is a very pleasant outdoor garden area to which the children have daily access and alternative indoor activities are arranged in poor weather"

We are absolutely delighted with the report as, unusually, there are NO significant weaknesses to address. Our one area highlighted for consideration is something we had already identified and which relates to "the use of local environment to further enhance children's learning across all areas".

It is very satisfying to see our efforts to provide the premier level of pre-school care have all been worthwhile and recognised by this Ofsted Report. Why not log onto their website and read the whole report for yourself !

If you are looking for a Pre-School Nursery place for your child, either immediately or in the future, then why not come and see for yourself !

To arrange your visit to our Montessori School please contact us via telephone on: 01604 832032, or email to: info@fountain-of-knowledge.co.uk  or complete our on-line enquiry form.

The Fountain Of Knowledge employs qualified Montessori teachers and NNEB trained carers and is unique in that a fully qualified Enrolled Nurse, catering for special needs, is a full-time member of the teaching team.

The Montessori School is privately owned and has no links to any other pre-school or other organisation.

The Fountain Of Knowledge is registered and approved by Northamptonshire Social Services.