Casa dei Bambini

Casa dei Bambini is a Montessori Day Nursery in the heart of Winchester. We care for children aged six months to five years on a full day, all year round basis.

The children arrive between 8 am and 9 am and have a healthy breakfast with us. Preparation then begins for the work cycles where the children undertake their Montessori work and activities. We place an emphasis on daily living activities, working on the children’s skills for life. At a young age they are shown activities for independence and how to respond in a social environment. We follow a balanced curriculum that is structured but allows each individual child to develop gently at their own pace, fostering a love of learning.

  • Flexible drop off between 8 am and 9 am
  • Full day sessions – 8 am to 6 pm
  • Morning and afternoon sessions

OFSTED says: ‘Throughout the nursery, staff create an environment where the atmosphere is positive and encouraging. Staff assess and plan effectively to ensure the activities and learning experiences fully support children’s interests and the next steps in their learning. Children benefit from their time at nursery and enjoy their learning.’

Good food is very important to us here at Casa dei Bambini! We pride ourselves in good home-cooking using high quality ingredients. We have been rated as‘Excellent’ in the Hampshire Food Authorities ‘Safe2Eat’ scheme. Children help to prepare snack and all the children are encouraged to wash their hands before eating.

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OFSTED say: ‘The nursery provides a good variety of healthy and nutritious meals and snacks, which are freshly cooked. Staff teach children about good hygiene routines and remind them about washing their hands.’

Our nursery is divided into three play & learning rooms. We also have an outdoor space which provides the children with an area to have fun and to refine their motor skills using equipment such as the trikes, slide, castle and balancing beam! Forest School sessions are run on a regular basis whereby we visit the same woods on a regular basis and through play, the children have the opportunity to learn about the natural environment, how to handle risks and most importantly to use their own initiative to solve problems and co-operate with others.

OFSTED say: ‘Children are secure and happy in the welcoming environment that offers a wide variety of resources and play opportunities. The indoor and outdoor play areas are well organised to help children develop their physical skills.’ 

Why not have a look at our different rooms by clicking below:

Bebe Room

(6 months to 2 years)

Piccolino Room

(2 years to 3 years)

Bambino Room

(rising 3 to 5 years)