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    Hartley House Montessori – The Lido

    The Lido Montessori is located at The Lido, Worthy Lane, Winchester, SO23 7DZ. Registered for 26 children, we are an early years setting specialising in Montessori methodology and practice and integrating EYFS curriculum and Montessori curriculum. At nursery we follow a curriculum that is structured but that allows each individual child to develop gently, at their own pace, fostering a love of learning. Our Montessori curriculum (which is linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage) is well balanced and focuses on the individual child and their ‘Learning Journey. Each curriculum area is presented one-to-one and through small group work. We place emphasis on daily living activities to help them towards independence and gain an ability to care for themselves. Their senses are refined through Sensorial training and the opportunity to learn specific concepts through the use of concrete Montessori materials.

    Hartley House at the Lido has been described as “outstanding” in all aspects of its provision after a visit from Ofsted in August 2017. We have found to be outstanding in all categories – the effectiveness of the leadership and management, the quality of teaching, learning and assessment, personal development, behaviour and welfare and outcomes for children.


    We offer childcare for ages 2 onwards at our Nursery, afterschool club and holiday club. We are open from 8am – 6pm.

    The day begins for some of our children at 8.00 or 8.30 am when they join us for a yummy breakfast! Our other children join us at 9 am to start the day!

    In addition, we also offer the children special extra-curricular activities during the week, these activities give the children an opportunity to experience group activities and hone specific skills.

    Our weekly program

    Monday : Craft and Movement

    Tuesday: Messy play and Rugby tots

    Wednesday: Cooking and nature walk

    Thursday: woodland trip and topic afternoon

    Friday: Music and Swimming

    We accept childcare vouchers, 15 hour and 30 hour grant as well as 2 year funded places.