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Growing Minds

Growing Minds Montessori Childcare

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Member since Dec 2017 Last Updated Apr 2019 Last Login 18 Apr 2021 Email Website

Our Summary

Ofsted Registered
Montessori Nursery
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare

About Us

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A warm welcome to Growing Minds Montessori Childcare. We are a homely setting based in Barnton, a family friendly village a couple of miles from Northwich town centre.

Growing Minds Montessori Childcare was founded by husband and wife, Stephen and Debra, following the success of their childminding business. While childminding Debra studied Early Years Education in Montessori Pedagogy.

We have healthy, nutritious meals and snacks freshly prepared by our cook. The nursery is spacious and homely with the children being the main focus of all we do. We have an allotment for children to grow their own food and we have a large outdoor play area for the children to enjoy.

We follow the EYFS curriculum and statutory guidelines with the added benefit of following the Montessori approach to learning and development. Our approach is child focused and very high quality. The rooms are prepared with development milestones in mind, so children reach their full potential independently and at their own pace. Children have a natural inner motivation to learn and our resources ensure children make the most of that absorbent state of mind. In the preschool room most of the resources are a little bit different to those found in regular nurseries. They were designed by Maria Montessori, who was a pioneer in early years education. Her philosophy and method of teaching were based on her scientific studies. We still have modern day resources too, such as a dedicated children's laptop, many children's favourite books, a mud kitchen and a forest school area.

Please come and visit us! The nursery has a great atmosphere and is bright, airy and welcoming.

Our Availability

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Last Updated: 05/02/2019

Our Fees

  • Childcare from £105.60 per week

Our fees are all inclusive! All food, drinks (including formula for children under 1 if required), nappies, wipes etc, daily activities, local outings and any other additional activities, for example, French classes are included in the fees. The only things we charge for are optional extras, such as the hairdresser or outings further afield, such as the zoo.

We do not charge any registration fees! We charge two weeks of normal fees calculated using the child’s usual sessions as a deposit. The deposit will be credited against your final month’s fees minus any other charges.

We are able to offer funded sessions for 3 and 4-year-old’s. You can receive 15 – 30 hours a week for 38 weeks a year (term-time only) or 11 – 22 hours a week for 51 weeks a year.

Our Documents

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Below are the latest reviews for Growing Minds. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

Our 15 month old baby loves going here. He has really bonded with all the staff and is always smiling when I pick him up. The toys at this nursery are brilliant, love the Montessori ethos. The staff also really engage the children in play and songs. We did baby led weaning and have struggled to find a nursery where they will let him feed himself. All the food is home cooked and it always smells amazing when you go in. We cannot recommend this nursery enough after being unhappy with the first two we tried. We also love the login portal and the little videos we get sent.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Rebecca Rebecca about Avatar for Growing Minds Growing Minds on 09/04/2019

My daughter loves it at this nursery. They are very aware of development and learning without the stress of forced targets (this put me off other nurseries).

The choice of toys, outdoor play and activities are brilliant for all ages and I love the fact that all the children mix and aren't kept seperate all day. The children have constant opportunities to develop skills. My daughter has come on loads since joining. She even loves the French lessons which are fab!

The food is fabulous and they also support baby led weaning which was another reason I went with the nursery managers.

I'm always kept up to date with everything that goes on during the day and my daughter naps really well. She loves all the staff and even sang the manager's name to the tune of twinkle twinkle this morning on our way there!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Natalie Natalie about Avatar for Growing Minds Growing Minds on 13/03/2019

After taking our daughter to another nursery first and not being happy with them, we came across Growing Minds Nursery and from the minute we met Debra and she showed us around, we could tell they were miles ahead the competition! Wish we had come to Growing Minds first...

All the staff are very friendly, professional and our daughter really enjoys going here. It's such a weight off our minds not having to worry about leaving her for the day, knowing she is in such good hands.

The nursery also provides you with an app, which provides you with regular updates of food eaten, naps taken, photos, etc. which is great. Would highly recommend Growing Minds to anyone!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Nicola Nicola about Avatar for Growing Minds Growing Minds on 13/03/2019

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