Montessori North Oxford
Summertown Montessori Nursery            
01865 311364 / 554954
Montessori North Oxford


Summertown Montessori Nursery is situated in bright, spacious premises with a large, resource-rich garden in the popular area of Summertown, North Oxford. The nursery occupies the entire lower floor, comprising a large open-plan hall, a kitchen, toilets and an office. Access is via Banbury road, equipped with cycle paths and high frequency bus services. There is a dedicated car-park to facilitate drop-off/collection.


The senior manager, Rose Smith, is respected for her teaching excellence by parents, local schools and Ofsted, a reputation built up over 20 years at the nearby Field House Montessori setting. Since the merger of Field House with Summertown, she directs all teaching in line with Montessori principles, as well as running the day.


In addition to Rose Smith, the nursery is staffed by a mixture of graduates in childcare studies and Montessori qualified practitioners. We also employ part-time Music/Dance and French teachers to enrich the learning experience for the children.

Our Approach

Every parent wants the very best for their child. Your child's early years are important for later growth and development of your child’s potential. Through a process of astute observation and a carefully optimised environment at the setting, we strive to ensure your child is provided with the "right" conditions to encourage him/her to blossom.

In the Montessori approach, the teacher directs the child towards activities that that will fulfil his/her needs. The children are free to choose their own activities and each experience is presented individually to each child. Within small groups, each child is individually helped to fully use and understand specifically designed equipment which

  • Develops the senses
  • Aids the teaching of reading, writing and mathematics
  • Introduces art, geography, nature studies and the concept of time

We incorporate the Montessori approach into meeting the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), the curriculum for UK early years education. The EYFS offers much additional value to the child’s education & welfare (Key Person, Safeguarding, Attainment goals, Progress tracking, a unified system to facilitate follow-on to big school).

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Montessori North Oxford