about meadows montessori

Meadows Montessori has been running for over 30 years and is a well-known and highly regarded nursery school operating in the Saffron Walden area. We offer full day and sessional child care, for children aged 2 to 5 years.


The nursery is situated in the grounds of the Katherine Semar Infant School. We operate within a purpose built unit which was specially designed to provide an optimum learning environment for children.

The Nursery is open 8am to 5:50pm, Monday to Friday,  closing for bank holidays and the Christmas period.


The Nursery provides care and education for children aged 2 – 5 years. Full and sessional hours are available to allow parents to choose attendance suitable to meet their individual needs.

First and foremost Meadows aims to provide a safe, caring environment that caters for the growing number of parents who appreciate and understand the need for good day care for their children. Our primary aim is to give our children self confidence that will, in turn, assure them of a worthwhile place in our society.


Our ideas on curriculum are inclusive of recent research and the Governments Early Years Foundation Stage; as well as incorporating Montessori methods of teaching.

Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori opened her first Montessori school in 1907, using materials and methods that she had devised and developed from her work and studies of child psychology.

As well as following the Montessori teaching method we combine our knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage alongside the work of other child theorists to provide all children in our care with a varied and balanced learning programme.

All Staff are highly qualified, motivated and supported in the continuation of their professional development.

For more information about Maria Montessori and her teaching methods please visit www.montessori.org.uk

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