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Hello and welcome to Toadhall Montessori Nursery and Creche website.

Toadhall Montessori Nursery and Creche has been based in Llandaff North, Cardiff since 1987 under the ownership and leadership of myself, Sandy Clayton.

Toadhall Montessori Nursery and Creche is a small, homely, caring and stimulating environment ensuring that “learning is fun” and where spontaneity and creativity are nurtured to provide “the very best start for your child”.

I am really happy to say that Toadhall Montessori Nursery and Creche is now celebrating 25 years of providing the highest standards of quality childcare and education, which has been demonstrated in consistently excellent annual CSSIW (Care & Social Standards Inspectorate for Wales) inspections and reports for both nursery and creche, along with the outstanding ESTYN inspections, the most recent being undertaken in 2009.

The philosophy, vision and values of Toadhall Montessori Nursery and Creche are based upon my 41 years of knowledge, experience and skills gained as a teacher, lecturer, trainer and consultant in Early Years.

I have specialised in Early Years Child Development & Learning, working with children with additional needs and their families and promoting a highly qualified and well-motivated team through visionary and aspirational leadership and management.

All the staff at Toadhall Montessori Nursery and Creche are Early Years Professional. They are highly motivated, dedicated, caring and sensitive to the needs of you and your child. They are totally committed to providing the very best care and education for all children who attend Toadhall.

At Toadhall Montessori Nursery and Creche, we believe that as parents/guardians “you are the first and main educators of your child”. Our aim is to work in close partnership with you to ensure all of your child’s needs are fully met and that their wellbeing is nurtured to the highest level, thus ensuring their development, learning and achievements are continually enhanced.

At the core of Toadhall Montessori Nursery and Creche is the Montessori ethos and philosophy. This approach offers a well prepared, child-led, child learning environment in which all children have the opportunity to develop to their full potential, irrespective of their social background, culture, gender, religion or additional needs. Maria Montessori referred to the child’s learning environment as the “Children’s House” or “Casa dei Bambini” in which they could blossom joyously into the world. Within Toadhall Montessori Nursery and Creche, you will find the atmosphere is calm and relaxed in which children are actively involved in their learning.

I hope you enjoy exploring Toadhall Montessori Nursery and Creche website.

In order to gain a good understanding of what Toadhall Montessori Nursery and Creche can provide for you, your child and your family, I would suggest that as well as viewing our website, you come and visit Toadhall and meet with the staff and children. Jackie, who is Senior Operational Manager for both Nursery and Creche, or I, would be more than happy to spend time with you, show you around the Nursery and Creche settings and answer any further questions you may have.

The staff, children and I look forward to welcoming you to Toadhall Montessori Nursery and Creche.

Yours sincerely

Sandy Clayton