Set in a beautifully restored Victorian former primary school just outside of Andover on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border, the Nursery
School is open from 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday during term time for children aged two to four years.
We combine our highly successful Montessori pre-school education
programme with carefully selected traditional early-learning activities.
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 10 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.
At Magic Tower we follow the Montessori curriculum.
The method is based on mutual respect and co-operation.
A key observation of Dr. Maria Montessori, is the importance of ‘sensitive periods’ for early learning. These are periods of intense fascination for learning a particular characteristic or skill - such as investigating small objects, counting, or understanding the sounds and meanings of individual letters and words. We carefully monitor every child’s progress and encourage them to select individual activities that correspond to, and reinforce these crucial phases in their development.
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’ve 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 progress.
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 & Funding
The Magic Tower is a fee paying Nursery School. Fees are due termly in advance, payment by instalment may be arranged. We accept childcare vouchers and tax free childcare. We offer the 15 & 30 hours early years funding for two, three & four year olds .