UAE’s Leading Montessori Nurseries

Developing Your Child’s Natural Ability

A nurturing early-learning environment with a dynamic curriculum.

  • Ages 3 month to
    4 years old
  • Montessori learning
    methods
  • World-class indoor
    & outdoor facilities
  • Flexible weekly
    hours 8am - 6pm

UAE's Best Montessori Nurseries

Developing Your Child’s Natural Ability

Montessori early-learning environment designed to enable, develop and inspire

  • Montessori
    learning methods
  • World-class indoor
    & outdoor facilities
Limited Availability
Book Nursery Tour

Our friendly team will arrange a tour of your local Redwood nursery.

    Don’t miss out, enrol today!

    The Redwood Way

    Welcome to our wonderful Redwood Montessori Nursery. We take great pride in adopting the Montessori philosophy and approach to learning.

    The Montessori method was first created by Italian physician and educator Dr. Maria Montessori. She developed her unique philosophy of education based on observing children. Here at Redwood we apply this unique approach to learning to encourage independence, freedom within limits and to respect a child’s natural psychological, physical and social development.

    We believe children are capable of learning and developing more in the first five years of their life than at any other time and we help children to reach their full potential by learning in our fun, creative and highly stimulating environment.

    We’d love your little preschooler to join us.

    LEARN ABOUT OUR AGE GROUPS Call 800 REDWOOD
    An inspiring place to play and learn
    A nurturing yet stimulating environment to explore, create and feed the imagination.
    View Gallery
    Happy Parent Quote

    “My eldest son attended Redwood from 5 months of age until 3 years old. Currently my 16 month old has been enjoying the diverse activities from the infant room up until the toddler room.

    The Redwood nursery at Khalifa A is an environment that stimulates my child in whatever he is excelling in and helps develop those qualities that still have to be acquired.

    The best part is definitely the staff. They are loving, caring, well trained professionals and so trustworthy. They are the reason why we chose Redwood again for our second son.

    The director is hands on and communicates constantly with the parents, which is incredibly important during these challenging pandemic times.

    The teachers give feedback on a daily basis and communicate any concerns and reports back developmental milestones met.

    It is an absolute joy to pick up my child and see at home the new skills that he has learned. I also appreciate so much the activities that are done at Redwood that I can’t necessarily do at home.

    I know that my child is in a safe environment and that all regulations are met. He is supported and cared for by the best staff. I would recommend this nursery to anyone!”

    Julie De Graeve
    Apple Tree Class, Redwood Khalifa A

    Age Groups
    Select the age group of your child to see what a great time they’ll have at Redwood Nursery.
    Taking their first steps into learning

    We have two dedicated baby units that cater for babies from 3 to 12 months. These beautiful, tranquil rooms are located in our main building for additional safety. Our devoted staff are the highest-qualified UK midwives and early childhood specialists who provide only the very best care and developmental skills needed for your baby.

    With a safe place to play, eat and sleep in a secure yet stimulating environment, you can go about your day reassured that your baby is being cared for in just the same way you would care for them.

    Discovering the wonder of their world

    We provide a warm, safe and nurturing environment in which children can grow and develop. Treating children as individuals and embracing them in a loving environment, cultivates a child who is happy, confident and insightful.

    We constantly strive to develop new and innovative ideas, and during these early years, our aim is to inspire an excitement for life, discovery and a curiosity to explore the newness of everything around them.

    Growing into confident little people

    Young children learn through experiences, imitation and by being actively involved in the world around them. Our exciting play-based curriculum encourages children to express and build meaning through these experiences.

    In these early years we ensure that a child’s natural sense of awe and wonder is nurtured through art, movement, story and language.

    All ready for big school

    Our highly-qualified and experienced teachers help make the transition from nursery to school as natural as possible. We encourage the social, cognitive, physical, emotional and spiritual development of each child.

    Our dedicated staff really take the time to get to know your child as an individual, whilst encouraging a natural love of learning. Our play-based curriculum encourages children to express and build meaning through their experiences, preparing them for school and giving them the best start in life.

    Our practitioners also continually update their professional qualifications to ensure they always provide the ‘Best Practice’ for your child.

    Our Montessori-based curriculum

    Here at Redwood Montessori Nursery, there are so many ways we help each child flourish. By exploring the fascinating world in which they live and are surrounded by, children will strengthen their physical, cognitive, social and emotional development.

    Through our wide and varied curriculum, children will build concentration, coordination, language skills, responsibility and respect – all of which will help them make the transition to big school as easy as possible.

    Practical lessons

    Children love the feeling of independence, and in our Montessori classroom, they get to enjoy activities where they take charge. Pouring, hand-washing and polishing, cleaning and organising are just a few of the activities they can enjoy. Practical tasks such as these help children develop concentration and attention to detail.

    Any child who is self-sufficient, who can tie his shoes, dress or undress himself, reflects in his joy and sense of achievement the image of human dignity, which is derived from a sense of independence – Dr. Maria Montessori

    Cultural studies

    As part of enriching our young learners here at Redwood, we educate on the wonders of science, geography and history. An early introduction to these subjects develops knowledge, increases vocabulary and reading skills, develops physical skills and stimulate the senses.

    Language

    The language programme at Redwood focuses on communication skills, vocabulary, speaking, listening, literature, grammar and writing. Each child persues these separate skills at his or her own pace. Exercises include rhyming games, matching objects to pictures, sandpaper letters, and language cards.

    Sensorial exercises

    We look to educate and refine a child’s senses through sensorial materials that encourage exploration of dimension, shape, colour, texture, weight, aroma, taste and pitch. These materials are designed to simplify learning and awareness of the environment by isolating difficulty, isolating the senses, encouraging mastery through repetition and by learning self-correction.

    Mathematics

    The maths curriculum focuses on the understanding of numbers, counting skills, measurement, fractions, simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The Montessori method isolates each learning concept and introduces it to the child one step at a time.

    Sports curriculum

    Development of fine motor skills is crucial in the first few years of life. At Redwood, we put together a personalised programme for each child based on age-appropriate physical activities and skills. The ultimate goal is to support all children along the path to lifetime physical fitness by developing individual strengths, team building skills, self-discipline, co-ordination, balance, endurance and sportsmanship.

    Arts-rich curriculum

    From babies to five-year-olds, each child at Redwood is taught art, music and movement in combination with cultural studies, history, literature, and more. We celebrate multiple perspectives – to us , there is no right and wrong solution to a problem. It’s all about creativity and self-expression which we seek to foster through auditory, kinaesthetic and visual stimulus.

    Music curriculum

    Music at Redwood combines individual and group work with lessons designed to appeal to a variety of learning styles. Through music, children can develop a sense of self-confidence, satisfaction and individuality – qualities we nurture and showcase through regular performances that reveal some of their hidden talents.

    Enrichment Program

    We strive to encourage the development of each child’s skills and abilities. So, from 2 to 4pm each day, we offer a wide variety of activities such as boxing, drumming, cooking, music, arts, karate and more. These stimulating and challenging activities teach and promote respect, self-discipline and independence, but most of all, give children the chance to have fun.

    Participation is optional and advanced booking is essential. While there are no fees for basic classes, some speciality classes may have an associated cost.

    Register Now
    Parent communication on-the-go

    Wouldn’t it be great to know what your child’s day is really like, from the activities your child has engaged in, to what food they have eaten, when they slept and even how many times they went to the toilet.

    The Educore app sends out daily reports to parents containing around six photos a day of their child participating in the activities we have planned. The teachers carry out observations every two weeks and these are also shared on the app. Parents can send teachers messages and teachers can reply back.

    Observations and photos from Educore are used to put together a learning journal of the child's time at the nursery. Messages are sent out for upcoming events at the nursery or when something important has to be communicated to the parent. Parents are alerted by receiving notifications on their phones.

    Largest outdoor nursery spaces in Dubai

    Select a Redwood Nursery and take a look around:

    Wonderful inside and out

    To create our truly amazing indoor and outdoor spaces, we collaborated with a team of specialised architects and educators.

    Our state-of-the-art facility evokes a sense of wellbeing and harmony, carefully thought out to enable young minds to develop and truly flourish.

    Your child can explore:
    • Spacious classrooms carefully arranged by a certified Feng Shui master
    • Playing fields for breaks and after nursery sport activities
    • Age-appropriate and carefully designed play areas which have met all safety standards for outdoor play areas
    • A performing arts facility
    • Gym for indoor use and sports
    • Music Room and Art Room
    • Library/Media Centre

    Wonderful inside and out

    To create our truly amazing indoor and outdoor spaces, we collaborated with a team of specialised architects and educators.

    Our state-of-the-art facility evokes a sense of wellbeing and harmony, carefully thought out to enable young minds to develop and truly flourish.

    Your child can explore:
    • Spacious classrooms carefully arranged by a certified Feng Shui master
    • Playing fields for breaks and after nursery sport activities
    • Age-appropriate and carefully designed play areas which have met all safety standards for outdoor play areas
    • A performing arts facility
    • Gym for indoor use and sports
    • Music Room and Art Room
    • Library/Media Centre

    Wonderful inside and out

    To create our truly amazing indoor and outdoor spaces, we collaborated with a team of specialised architects and educators.

    Our state-of-the-art facility evokes a sense of wellbeing and harmony, carefully thought out to enable young minds to develop and truly flourish.

    Your child can explore:
    • Spacious classrooms carefully arranged by a certified Feng Shui master
    • Playing fields for breaks and after nursery sport activities
    • Age-appropriate and carefully designed play areas which have met all safety standards for outdoor play areas
    • A performing arts facility
    • Gym for indoor use and sports
    • Music Room and Art Room
    • Library/Media Centre

    Wonderful inside and out

    To create our truly amazing indoor and outdoor spaces, we collaborated with a team of specialised architects and educators.

    Our state-of-the-art facility evokes a sense of wellbeing and harmony, carefully thought out to enable young minds to develop and truly flourish.

    Your child can explore:
    • Spacious classrooms carefully arranged by a certified Feng Shui master
    • Playing fields for breaks and after nursery sport activities
    • Age-appropriate and carefully designed play areas which have met all safety standards for outdoor play areas
    • A performing arts facility
    • Gym for indoor use and sports
    • Music Room and Art Room
    • Library/Media Centre

    Wonderful inside and out

    To create our truly amazing indoor and outdoor spaces, we collaborated with a team of specialised architects and educators.

    Our state-of-the-art facility evokes a sense of wellbeing and harmony, carefully thought out to enable young minds to develop and truly flourish.

    Your child can explore:
    • Spacious classrooms carefully arranged by a certified Feng Shui master
    • Playing fields for breaks and after nursery sport activities
    • Age-appropriate and carefully designed play areas which have met all safety standards for outdoor play areas
    • A performing arts facility
    • Gym for indoor use and sports
    • Music Room and Art Room
    • Library/Media Centre

    Nurse and on-site clinic

    The nurse visits each room daily and will be available to discuss and review any issues pertaining to sick or unwell children, as well as any accidents/injuries sustained in the previous 24 hours. In addition, the nurse plays an integral role, in partnership with the practitioners, to ensure your child comes to nursery in good health, and that during the day and at pick-up times, remains healthy and safe.

    The primary role of the Nursery Nurse and clinic:
    • + To provide emergency or first aid care to sick or injured children by the Nurse.
    • + Administer nursing care appropriate to the identified needs of the children.
    • + To assist the doctor in conducting medical examinations for all children.
    • + Inform parents of any illness outbreaks at the Nursery,
    • + Implement health and safety policies throughout the Nursery.
    • + Maintain medical information for all children.
    • + Maintain and submit required records and reports as required by the Ministry of Health.
    Check the availability for your child

      Happy Parent Quote

      “Good Afternoon Kerryn,

      Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you again to yourself and the wonderful Appletree team for all the love and caring Lochlan (and us) have received in 2020.

      Despite not being able to have direct contact with the team, I have had near daily dialogue with Ms Ekatrina on Lochlan, either via zoom or WhatsApp and the wonderful pictures posted on the app, and have not felt any communication gap despite this socially distanced year.

      Ms Ekatrina has been great at supporting us with some of the concerns we had with Lochlan this year and has always been very proactive in helping to reassure a sometimes neurotic mum! The team have also done a wonderful job in providing Lochlan with some normalcy during this crazy period and we are very grateful for that!

      We saw that Redwood nursery won an award this year for AD Nursery of the year, and definitely agree with the outcome! You really have a great team, who have adapted marvellously this year to provide the best support for our little ones.”

      Melissa MacBean
      Apple Tree Class, Redwood Khalifa A

      Our Exclusive Locations
      Take a look at the many great things your child will experience at Redwood Montessori Nursery.
      Redwood Khalifa City A

      Street 38, Abu Dhabi

      Telephone: 02 556 4611
      Mobile: 056 196 8807

      Email Branch
      The Area

      Khalifa City A is on the main highway to Dubai, about 25 kilometres from Abu Dhabi, and is close to Abu Dhabi International Airport and Yas Island. Etihad Airways has its head office in Khalifa City A. Khalifa City A, which already has around 600-700 houses, will be adjacent to the prestigious Al Raha Beach project. This project will include residential and commercial units, as well as many international hotels. It is popular among renters.

      Khalifa City was subdivided into three areas: Khalifa City A, Khalifa City B, and New Khalifa City. They have since been renamed to Khalifa City, Shakhbout City, and Zayed City respectively. All of these are currently being developed into what will become three major new districts of Abu Dhabi

      Highlights
      • + Close to international airport
      • + Great connections
      • + Adjacent to the prestigious Al Raha Beach
      Parking

      Parking is available on-site.

      Call 800 REDWOOD
      Saadiyat Island

      SB 14, Beside Waitrose Supermarket
      Al Sa'Diyat - Abu Dhabi

      Telephone: 02 643 2888
      Mobile: 050 156 6278

      Email Branch
      The Area

      Saadiyat Island is a natural island and a tourism-cultural project for nature and Emirati heritage and culture that is located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The project is located in a large, low-lying island, 500 metres (1,600 ft) off the coast of Abu Dhabi island. A mixed commercial, residential, and leisure project is currently under construction on the island. When completed, Saadiyat Island is expected to become Abu Dhabi's cultural centre, mostly for the Island’s Cultural District that is expected to include eight museums.

      The island is five-minute drive away from downtown Abu Dhabi, 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, and one hour from Dubai

      Highlights
      • + Close to international airport
      • + Only 1 hour from Dubai
      • + 5 mins away from downtown Abu Dhabi
      Parking

      Parking is available on-site.

      Call 800 REDWOOD
      Al Bateen

      Abu Al Abyad Street
      In front of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Gate A Villa No. 21
      Albateen, Abu Dhabi

      Telephone: 02 667 3741
      Mobile: 056 463 5509

      Email Branch
      The Area

      Upscale Al Bateen is the home of high-rise hotels overlooking the Persian Gulf, with family beaches lining the elegant Corniche promenade. Photographs and documents displayed in Zayed Heritage Center celebrate the life of Sheikh Zayed, the former ruler of Abu Dhabi. Superyachts moor in Marsa Al Bateen Marina, which is surrounded by stylish global restaurants. Mosques and international embassies fill the area.

      Highlights
      • + Close to international airport
      • + Stylish global restaurants
      • + Marsa Al Bateen Marina
      Parking

      Parking is available on-site.

      Call 800 REDWOOD
      Palm Dubai

      Mezzanine Floor, Building 8, Golden Mile,
      Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

      Telephone: 04 422 8581
      Mobile: 052 260 3988

      Email Branch
      The Area

      Upscale island with fancy beach clubs, chic dining & coastal views from the Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk

      Palm Jumeirah is the site of private residences and hotels. From the air, the archipelago resembles a stylized palm tree within a circle. Palm Jumeirah was built in the early 21st century and was largely financed from Dubai's income from petroleum.

      The Beckhams have two properties in Dubai. The first is a seven-bedroom villa at the Palm Jumeirah, purchased in 2008. Like most villas in this area, theirs has its own private beach.

      Highlights
      • + Atlantis The Palm Hotel
      • + Stylish bars, club and restaurants
      • + Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk
      Parking

      Parking is available on-site.

      Call 800 REDWOOD
      Garhoud Dubai

      Villa 45, 20 C Street,
      Garhoud, Dubai, UAE

      Telephone: 04 282 7046 / 04 282 2402

      Email Branch
      The Area

      With a mix of commercial buildings and residential villas, family-friendly Garhoud sits next to Dubai International Airport and is home to international schools and chain hotels. Dubai Tennis Stadium hosts concerts as well as championship tennis matches, and there are cycling tracks, outdoor gyms, and kids’ play areas in Al Garhoud Park. Eating options include themed pubs, Lebanese cafes, and fine-dining restaurants.

      Highlights
      • + Close to Dubai International Airport
      • + International schools
      • + Dubai Tennis Stadium
      Parking

      Parking is available on-site.

      Call 800 REDWOOD
      Dafna, Doha

      Building 182, Zone 66,
      street 801, Doha, Qatar

      Telephone: 709 398 37

      Email Branch
      The Area

      Al Dafna is a seaside district of the Qatari capital Doha located on the Persian Gulf. The district is currently rapidly developing into a central business district, and since the late 1990s dozens of skyscrapers have risen in the district, with over fifty more planned. The district is also home to the City Center mall, one of the Middle East's largest malls.

      The district was physically created in the mid-1980s following a massive land reclamation project along Doha's coastline, and started to develop in the mid-1990s. Currently, Al Dafna is rapidly becoming Doha's new downtown district, and with the massive amount of recent development towards the north of Doha; it is also rapidly becoming the new centre of the city.

      Housing in the district is mainly up-scale and many foreign consuls reside here.

      Highlights
      • + Central business district
      • + City Center mall
      Parking

      Parking is available on-site.

      Call 800 REDWOOD
      Jumeirah Park

      Mezzanine Floor, East Pavilion
      Jumeirah Park, Dubai

      Telephone: 800REDWOOD

      Email Branch
      The Area

      Jumeirah Park is one of Dubai’s most desirable and eco-friendly residential community, located near the iconic Jumeriah Lakes Towers district. It is a gated community that has a local shopping centre, nurseries, and parks.

      Highlights
      • + Proximity to Jumeirah Lakes Towers District
      • + Local shopping centre
      • + Parks
      Parking

      Parking is available on-site.

      Call 800 REDWOOD
      Reem Island

      The Gate Towers,
      Reem Island, Abu Dhabi

      Telephone: 800REDWOOD

      Email Branch
      The Area

      Located just northeast of the Abu Dhabi capital, Gate Towers on Reem Island are the residential part Shams Gate development – a dynamic complex of homes, retail and leisure facilities.

      Highlights
      • + Retail and leisure facilities
      • + Parks
      Parking

      Parking is available on-site.

      Call 800 REDWOOD
      Parents info

      At Redwood Nursery, we focus on working with parents to understand more about their child’s development.

      We like parents to feel welcome into the nursery and we invite them to share their interests with the children.

      We like to work in partnership with parents to successfully settle their child into the nursery and continue this relationship throughout the child’s time at nursery.

      Parents are encouraged to share their child’s observations and to look at their child’s portfolio as parental involvement is beneficial to children’s learning and development of self-esteem.

      Call 800 REDWOOD

      Redwood Montessori Nursery caters for your busy schedule and is open from 7:30am to 6:00pm.

      Normal nursery hours are: 8:00am – 1:00pm.

      Before and after-school care is available:

      Early bird timings: 7:30am – 8:00am Your child will be taken to after-school care at 1pm Redwood Enrichment Programme timings: 2pm – 4pm After-school care: 1:00pm – 6.00pm

      Parents may reserve places for their child based on availability and must register in advance.

      For more information, contact admissions: [email protected]

      At Redwood Montessori Nursery, all tuition fees are payable when the child first attends the nursery and are in accordance with the fee structure established by Kids First Group under the guidance of MOE/ADEK’s established School Fee Framework.

      Sibling discounts – 5% and 10% savings

      Upon registering a sibling, you will be rewarded with a 5% discount off the term fee for the older sibling. Once there is only one of the siblings attending nursery, the discount will be retracted. In case of triplets, you will be rewarded 10% discount off the term fee.

      You will need to register online and then a representative from Redwood will be in touch to help you complete your registration. This is when you will be able to select the days and times you wish to place your child into your chosen Redwood Nursery.

      Selecting the days
      • Sunday
      • Monday
      • Tuesday
      • Wednesday
      • Thursday
      Selecting session times

      Our session times are:

      • 7:30am - 8:00am
      • 8:00am - 1:00pm
      • 8:00am - 2:00pm
      • 8:00am - 3:00pm
      • 8:00am - 4:00pm
      • 8:00am - 5:00pm
      • 8:00am - 6:00pm
      Documentation required

      The following documents are required to complete the registration process

      • + Registration Form
      • + Individual Prole & Care Plan Form
      • + Clinic Information Form
      • + Visual Media Consent Form
      • + Copy of Child’s Birth Certicate
      • + Copy of Child’s Immunization Records
      • + Copy of Child’s Medical Insurance Card
      • + Copy of Child’s Emirates ID, Passport with Valid Visa
      • + Copy of Father’s Passport with Valid Visa
      • + Copy of Mother’s Passport with Valid Visa
      • + Copy of Mother’s Emirates ID
      • + Copy of Father’s Emirates ID
      • + 4 Copies of Passport-sized Photographs
      • + Attached to the Appropriate Forms (child)
      • + Fees Information Policy
      Dedicated bubbles

      By following best practices shared around the world and following ministry guidelines we will operate in a safe manner to avoid cross contamination as much as humanly possible. Noting we can not ensure children under the age of 6 can socially distance. they will carry out their day within their bubbles of classmates and practioners.

      Watch video for more infomation:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVXVViqOSUw

      At Redwood Montessori Nursery, the safety and security of your children is our top priority.

      + We offer a CARD ONLY entry system for parents as well as an intercom  visitor system.

      + CCTV cameras at the nursery are present within the building for internal  use only. These can be viewed at parent's requests.

      + Our qualified nurse conducts regular safety sweeps. She will identify any  dangers she may see in and out of the nursery building and check on  children's health.

      + The outside areas are all fenced to ensure that children cannot exit the  premises at all. We also have fences to separate the younger children from  the bigger children during play times, when chances of rough play could  happen.

      + If a parent is unable to collect their child and wishes to send a relative or  someone unknown to nursery staff, we must be given the secret password or have proof of rights to collect the child before they will be released.

      Purpose

      At Kids First Group Nursery we want children to feel safe, stimulated and happy in the setting and to feel secure and comfortable with staff. We also want parents/carers to have condence in both their child's wellbeing and their own role as active partners with the nursery.

      Policy statement

      We aim to make the setting a welcoming place where children settle quickly and easily because consideration has been given to the individual needs and circumstances of children and their families.

      Methods

      Children cannot play or learn successfully if they are anxious and unhappy. Our settling -in procedures aim to assist parents to help their child to feel comfortable in the nursery, to benefit from what it has to offer, to be happy to stay with their teacher and to be confident that their parents will return at the end of the session. We do not believe that leaving a child to cry will help them to settle any quicker; their distress will prevent them from learning and gaining the best from setting. It can also be disruptive and can contribute to triggering similar distress in other children who would otherwise be settled.

      At Kids First Group, we use the following methods to better integrate and induct the younger children into the setting:

      • Before a child starts attending the nursery, we use a variety of ways to provide his/her parents/carers with information via email and inviting you to visit the nursery and have a walk around the week before your child is due to start so the setting becomes familiar to them. *

      • We allocate a teacher to each child and his/her family. When your child starts to attend; the teacher welcomes, gets to know and looks after your child and his/her parents/carers and during the settling-in process. Please ask your teachers who is the allocated person for your child when you join.

      • When a child starts attending the setting, we explain the process of settling-in with his/her parents/carer and jointly decide on the best way to help the child to settle into the nursery. New children will be invited to attend the nursery for a maximum of 2-hour sessions for the first week of term. We also advise our returning children who have travelled to keep the first few days shorter as they are also settling back in.

      • We have an expectation that the parent, carer or close relative, will stay in the setting, but not in the classroom for long periods of times during these settling in periods. Children are encouraged to bring any special comforters, which may help them settle more easily, i.e. soft toy, dummy, muslin.

      • Depending on how freely the child moves around the room and if they have shown some acceptance of their teacher, the parent or carer may then, with the child’s knowledge, leave the room for a short period of time.

      • We encourage the parent/carer to leave their child after approximately 10 minutes if they feel their child is ready on the first day. In the event that your child may not be prepared to separate from you, we suggest you remain in the classroom for 20-30 minutes maximum and then remain in the nursery environment until the teacher shall mutually decide your child should leave with you and return the next day. If you have left your child and he/she becomes extremely unsettled, we will ask you to return to calm him/her down and make sure that your child leaves on a positive note.

      • We also may suggest you slowly increase your child’s time at the nursery, if he shows signs of anxiety. These periods of time can gradually increase as and when the child’s confidence grows until eventually the child stays in Nursery for a full day.

      • Parents/carers must be prepared to accept that it may take some time for their child to adjust to the nursery, but very few children fail to settle eventually. We find that parents staying with their child and then leaving him/her for short periods, eases the separation process. Please remember, the more your child comes and experiences the activities on offer and sees you interacting with the staff, the more settled he/she will feel.

      • Younger children typically take longer to settle, as will children who have not previously spent time away from home. Children who have had a period of absence may also need their parent/carer to be on hand to re-settle them.

      • We judge a child to be settled when they have formed a relationship with their teacher and settled in the environment. For example, the child looks for the teacher when he/she arrives, goes to them for comfort, and seems pleased to be with them. The child is also familiar with where things are and is pleased to see other children and participate in activities.

      When parents leave, we ask them to say goodbye to their child and explain that they will be coming back, and when. We advise parents not to leave their children on their own until at least their second visit.

      We reserve the right not to accept a child into the setting without a parent or carer if the child routinely and continually finds it distressing to be left. This is especially the case with very young children. Settling of such children will take time and the support and assistance parents and carers can give to the nursery staff will be instrumental in making the process as rapid and stress free for the child as possible.

      We do recognize every child is different and wherever possible we will work in partnership to ensure your child settles into the nursery.

      It is only when the child is happy and secure in the Nursery routine and also in the knowledge that their parent/carer will leave and return that their stay in Nursery can be lengthened.

      Enrol your child
      or book a tour

      Complete the form below and we will get back to you to organise a tour of your chosen Redwood Montessori Nursery or to support the enrolment of your child.

        EnrolmentBook tour
        Don’t miss out, enrol today!