About Us...

Queens Park Montessori Day Nursery currently offers 29 places, and is situated within the ground floor of a large detached property.  The nursery is located in Charminster with easy access to Bournemouth town centre.  It occupies a corner plot and has off road parking.


The nursery has been established for 30 years.  Since July 2002 it has been owned and managed by Alison Toms, who was previously the nursery supervisor for 8 years.  Alison is ably supported by a dedicated team of professionals who help to create a secure and loving environment, within which each child is treated as an individual and is helped to develop to their full potential.


All 10 staff are qualified or working towards a qualification.  On-going training of all staff is considered a priority.


On the 1st September 2012 the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework was revised.  The nursery now works towards the seven areas of learning and development, as follows:


Prime areas

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Physical Development

  • Communication and Language

Specific areas

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the World

  • Expressive Arts and Design


Detailed observations are made on each child, taking into account the Characteristics of Effective Learning and the 4 EYFS Principles:

  • A Unique Child

  • Positive Relationships

  • Enabling Environments

  • Learning and Development

Upcoming Events
Baby room (4 months to 2 years)


A maximum of 9 babies are cared for by 3 qualified staff members.


They are introduced to the concepts of play and socialising within a loving, homely environment, whilst meeting the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and working towards the Prime areas.


Activities undertaken (amongst others):

  • Soft play

  • Water play

  • Craft and sensorial play

  • Puzzles and shape sorters

  • Music and dancing

  • Story time

  • Free play

Conservatory group (2 to 3 years)

There are a maximum of 8 children with 2 members of staff.


The children experience a mixture of learning through play and the introduction of more structured activities, e.g. group story time, when early listening skills are developed.  These are introduced whilst meeting the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and working towards the Prime areas.


Activities undertaken (amongst others):

  • Puzzles

  • Home corner/role play

  • Physical activities/outdoor play facility

  • Arts and crafts

  • Music and movement

  • Singing

  • Book corner

  • Free play

  • Playdough

  • Cooking

Montessori room (3 to 4 years)


Three experienced and qualified staff work with the children in this group, providing a blend of the Montessori ethos and other childcare practices to provide a balanced curriculum for the children in line with the government regulations.  Activities are offered which satisfy all 7 areas of learning and development (prime and specific areas) within the Early Years Foundation Stage.


Activities undertaken (amongst others):

  • Introduction to early language and mathematics activities

  • Puzzles

  • Construction area

  • Physical activities indoor/outdoor play facility

  • Arts and crafts - mark-making area

  • Small world play/mud kitchen/role play

  • Music and movement/singing

  • Early science activities

  • Book corner

  • Sand and water play

  • Free play

  • Playdough and junk modelling

  • Cooking

  • Computer activities