New preschool nursery to open in Nailsea

Paula Howes.

Paula Howes. - Credit: Archant

A Montessori nursery will be opening its doors in Nailsea town centre in September.

Paula Howes will wlcome the first batch of children to Secret Garden in High Street for the start of the new acdemic year.

Paula, aged 44, has worked in Montessori education for the past 13 years and her most recent role was as a deputy manager in Stoke Bishop, in Bristol.

She said: “I think Nailsea is going to absolutely love having Montessori. There’s one in Clevedon and several in Bristol.

“It’s become really popular, especially now royalty uses Montessori for education.”


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The nursery will cater for 28 children aged from two to four.

The Montessori approach is holistic and aims to develop the whole child.

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Paula said: “Observation is really key with Montessori.

“We work a key worker system so they can observe what the child is interested in and work out an individual plan for that child.

“It’s a very individual and independent style of learning with very specialist equipment.”

The nursery will also run language classes, a forest school and a toddler group.

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