The care and early years education of your child is paramount in the minds of the staff at Lilliput. The overall philosophy follows Dr Maria Montessori’s principles and theory and the staff have all received in-house training in this respect.
The emphasis is placed on child centred learning, with each child recognised and valued as an individual. The children are encouraged to develop to the best of their individual abilities using a wide range of activities designed to foster learning and discovery in a holistic way.
Dr Montessori discovered that children have an amazing ability to absorb information through all five senses, and that they find learning most exciting if they do it through independent practical discovery. Children use a mix of traditional wooden toys and modern technological equipment, extensive creative media and many opportunities for role play.
We incorporate the use of Heuristic Play sessions and Treasure Baskets, as well as Sensory Rooms to give children the opportunity to learn from a full range of sensorial experiences now matter what their age or development level.
The nursery Manager, together with Director, Sam Graveling, oversee the development of the curriculum to ensure that the specific needs of each age group and developmental stage are fully catered for.
All children have the opportunity to grow and develop following the Montessori principles and materials, and the Early Years Foundation Stage. We have a strong commitment to staff training and development, and encourage staff to pursue self improvement through both in-house and external training and qualifications.
Over 95% of new parents who visit our nurseries book a place for their children, so we would urge you to visit us before deciding on the most appropriate nursery to care for your child.
We are so confident that you and your children will be happy with us at Lilliput Montessori that we are prepared to offer this guarantee: If, after a reasonable settling in period of 8 weeks, you are not happy with the care that we are providing for your child, or the service we are giving to you, then we will waive the need for you to give us 1 month's notice to remove your child from the nursery and we will refund your first month’s fees in full.
We are pleased that many of our parents are delighted with the care and development that we give to their children and are happy to recommend us to their families and friends. In order to reward these recommendations we offer the following benefit to both sets of parents.
If a new parent is introduced to Lilliput by an existing customer, we will give you both a free week of your child's booking off your next month's fees, once the new child has attended for 8 weeks.
You can use this offer as many times as you like. It will also apply if your friend attends another of our nurseries.