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MONTESSORI NURSERY & FOREST  SCHOOL

ABOUT US

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 which offer a high quality outdoor learning environment.  We also offer Forest School sessions in the afternoons.

We combine our highly successful & traditional Montessori pre-school education programme with carefully designed early-learning activities & forest school sessions.

The Nursery School is open from 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday during term time for children aged from two to four years.  Please find our term dates here

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LEARNING

A Montessori Education with Forest School

Our aim is to give every one of our children 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 a Montessori pre-school education 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!

In the afternoons our tailored Forest School progamme creates a child centred environment, focusing on holistic development, fostering resilience, confidence, independence, and creativity.  The programme complements the ethos of a Montessori eduction. 

“There must be provision for the child to have contact with nature; to understand and appreciate the order, the harmony and the beauty in nature” 

Dr Maria Montessori

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OUR TEACHERS

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.

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CONTACT US

The Magic Tower Montessori, Weyhill Rd, Andover SP11 0QD, UK

01264 771155

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PARENTS

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

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ADMISSIONS

Visits

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.

Registration

 

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.

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The Magic Tower Montessori Nursery School

Clanville Road

Weyhill

Andover

Hampshire

SP11 0QD

01264 771155

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