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Smiles Montessori Newhall

Smiles Montessori Newhall
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Effectiveness of leadership and management Good
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good
Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good
Outcomes for children Good
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Smiles Montessori Newhall is a Nursery, Nursery located in Essex, East of England.

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This has led to the Montessori Approach believing strongly in spontaneity and independence whereby the child is encouraged to select their own activities to explore and manipulate for themselves.
A Preschool of good standing like SMILES Montessori has been proven to aid greatly in the development of the child.
All children have an innate desire to learn, this philosophy enthused by Dr. Maria Montessori, is practised by the whole nursery through three traditional Montessori principles.
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These three principles guide teachers to control the environment and not the child.
Smiles Montessori Pre-School first opened its doors in January 2003, within six months we were almost at full capacity with 64 children per day ranging in age from 3 months to 5 years.
Over the years, the nursery has progressed to obtain an Outstanding Ofsted inspection three times over.
In January 2017 we opened our purpose built sister nursery in Newhall.
Julia Jeffrey is the owner of both our sites she has always had a passion for working with early years, Julia has always been committed to life long learning and is part of many groups within the community to help raise standards.
Julia has gained all her qualifications including a Degree in Early Years Education, Early Years Professional Status and the Montessori Diploma.
She has been working in the sector for over 20 years and has played a key role in the ongoing success of both nurseries.
Dee has been at Smiles Bush Fair since 2015 and started off as a newly qualified assistant, after a few years Dee then moved to preschool as room leader in 2016.
Dee trained under both Hollie and Julia to become a motivational and forward thinking deputy Manager in 2018, Dee then stepped into the Managers role in 2022.
Dee strives for outstanding care and education for all children that use the setting.
She is passionate about leadership and good quality care for both children and staff.
Dee has gained many qualifications during her career, including her Level 4 in Childcare and Management in Education, as well as specialising in Safeguarding and Health and Safety.
Dee has a passion for Early Years and a commitment to training to allow herself to have the most current knowledge to help drive her team forward.
Hollie has been part of the Smiles Team since 2005 and began her career as an apprentice at the Bush Fair setting.
Hollie has worked her way up through the setting to become Manager of the Bush Fair branch, before relocating to run the Newhall setting.
Hollie has gained many qualifications during her career and is qualified to Level 5 in Childcare and Education, she also has her full Montessori Diploma.
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Holidays & terms

Holidays 2023/24

Holidays Date
Autumn Half Term Holidays 23rd Oct 2023 - 27th Oct 2023
Winter Holidays 21st Dec 2023 - 3rd Jan 2024
Spring Half Term Holidays 19th Feb 2024 - 23rd Feb 2024
Spring Holidays 29th Mar 2024 - 12th Apr 2024
Summer Half Term Holidays 27th May 2024 - 31st May 2024
Summer Holidays 24th Jul 2024 - 30th Aug 2024

Terms Dates 2023/24

Terms Dates
Autumn Term 4th Sep 2023 - 22nd Oct 2023
Autumn Term-2 28th Oct 2023 - 20th Dec 2023
Spring Term 4th Jan 2024 - 18th Feb 2024
Spring Term-2 24th Feb 2024 - 28th Mar 2024
Summer Term 13th Apr 2024 - 26th May 2024
Summer Term-2 1st Jun 2024 - 23rd Jul 2024
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