Traditional, Village Nursery School
The Magic Tower is one of Hampshire’s best-loved and most successful Montessori Nursery Schools. We are based in a beautifully-restored Victorian former primary school at Weyhill, about three miles to the west of Andover, with easy access from both the town and surrounding villages.
We have two bright, well-equipped classrooms, securely fenced all-weather play areas and shaded lawns.
We combine our highly successful & traditional Montessori pre-school education programme
with carefully designed early-learning activities.
The Nursery School is open from 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday during term time for children aged from two to four years.
If you are looking for a nursery that is open all year round or have a child aged under 2 please click here to find out about our sister nurseries
A Montessori Education
Our aim is to give every one of our boys and girls a real flying start to their education. At this early stage, it is not just a question of developing their academic skills, equally important is to provide a happy, stable, stimulating and caring environment, where they can learn to live, work and play to the best of their ability. So they can interact easily and confidently with others and have a natural curiosity in the world about them. This will hep them to develop a lifelong love of learning.
We do this by combining our highly successful Montessori pre-school education programme with carefully selected early-learning activities such as such as singing, drama, music and movement, dressing up and role play, outdoor play, sand and water play and outings to places of interest. All of which are vital for the child’s social, emotional and physical development - as well as being lots of fun!
Experienced & Caring Staff
Our teachers are qualified, experienced practitioners, some of whom educated their own children at The Magic Tower.
Many of our teachers including the Manager Mrs Rhodes and her Deputy Mrs Wright have been with us for over 15 years and are passionate about the high quality education provided at The Magic Tower
The teacher in a Montessori classroom is more of a guide than an instructor, someone who recognises that all children are intrinsically motivated to learn, and that they absorb knowledge without effort when provided with the right kind of activities at the right stage of development.
The Magic Tower Montessori, Weyhill Rd, Andover SP11 0QD, UK
Magic Tower Community
When your child joins The Magic Tower, you do too! Your input, help and enthusiasm are every bit as important as anything we can offer. We have had parents playing musical instruments, demonstrating how plants grow, and bringing along a variety of pets and farm animals to help the children learn about the world we live in. Your help is also very welcome on outings and during our Autumn activities, Christmas Concerts and our Summer Sports Days.
We make a great effort at all times to keep you closely in touch with your child’s progress. Parents meetings are held when you will be invited to review your child’s Learning Journal and their development.
Read what our parents say about us here
We welcome visits to The Magic Tower, please do contact us to arrange a convenient day and time. As places are limited and to avoid disappointment, visits should be booked well in advance of your required start date. If the sessions you require are full, your child's name is put onto a waiting list.
Following your visit and upon agreement of sessions and a start date, we will ask you complete our Registration Form and return this along with a Registration Fee of £50. A deposit will also be due to confirm a place.
Fees & Early Years Funding
The Magic Tower is a fee paying Nursery School. Fees are due termly in advance, payment by instalment may be arranged. We accept fee payments via bank transfer, childcare vouchers and tax free childcare. We are registered for both the 15 & 30 hours early years funding for two, three & four year olds. Magic Tower offers a limited number of free places for children who are in reciept of early years funding. Sibling and full time discounts are available.
The Magic Tower Montessori Nursery School