Little Robins Montessori Nursery and Preschool offers parents and their children something a little different from other childcare settings, as daily yoga and meditation will form part of the Craigdale Road nursery’s teachings.
The nursery is owned by Kavitha Niranjan, founder of Tutorial Limited, an established Hornchurch company which provides academic and performing arts tuition for children from age five to 18.
Offering places for 6 babies, 12 toddlers and 30 pre-schoolers, Little Robins will have a clear focus on preparing children for life, with many fun activities mirroring the home environment and teaching practical skills. Yoga, baby massage, musical movement, French, numeracy, phonics and performing arts sessions will also be added to the youngsters’ nursery days to add variety and enjoyment to their learning.
Little Robins isopen 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday, 52 years of the year. Full and half day sessions will be available for children aged 12 weeks to five years and all food will be cooked and prepared on site.
Montessori education, the method the nursery will follow as part of its curriculum, centres on the child’s ability to self-motivate and self-discipline. The method focuses on the whole child – their cognitive, social, emotional and physical development – and gives them the freedom to learn at their own pace. The theory is that the child will then become a confident, self-motivated learner. There will be emphasis on developing compassion, tolerance, empathy and co-operation, in line with Montessori teachings.