Palm Bay Children's Nursery
The Palm Bay children's nursery has a large and exciting garden for the children to play in and two large, beautiful and bright classrooms.
3 months - 5 years
Our nursery in Palm Bay is conveniently situated on Northdown Road. We have a large garden area with a climbing frame, sand and water play and planting area. There are two large, beautiful and bright classrooms. We are very close to the library and park, for fun and exciting outings.
The nursery opened in 2007. It was rated Good in all areas by Ofsted in July 2017. The nursery and team of staff are now working towards achieving Outstanding.
Our Palm Bay nursery is open all year round Monday to Friday and takes children from 3 months up to 5 years. We offer a variety of sessions to meet your requirements. The nursery is one of our smallest and has a very cosy home-from-home atmosphere. Funded places are available for 2–5 year olds subject to certain criteria.
The nursery is all on the ground floor. Children are looked after in either our Caterpillars or Butterflies Room. We are lucky to have a large and exciting garden for the children to play in. Both classrooms have doors into the garden to allow the children easy access for outside play.
The children are always busy taking part in fun and exciting activities. We also offer weekly yoga, dance and sport carried out by professionals.
The nursery has a Montessori teacher, along with a qualified teacher, who are not counted in ratio, to work on a one-to-one basis with the children, as well as carry out group activities.
We have a very well-qualified and experienced staff team. Staff are kept up to date and develop their knowledge by attending regular training courses.
Melissa, our qualified teacher, carries out fun and exciting activities with the children to develop their language and mathematical skills.
Our classrooms are large, bright and airy and beautifully furnished with child-height wooden furniture and toys.
Children love playing in our large and exciting garden.
We have a parent pick-up and drop-off on the road outside the nursery for your convenience.
Age range: 3 months to 2.5 years
There is a beautiful and stimulating separate area for young babies, a kitchen, nappy change, sleep room and a toilet area to aid with toilet training. Staff plan fun and exciting activities based on the children’s interests and needs. Staff monitor and document children’s development and regularly feed information back to parents.
Age range: 2.5 to 5 years
The Butterflies Room is a large, bright and spacious classroom full of fun and exciting activities. We have a separate Montessori area, art and craft area, sand and water play, construction and role play area. The classroom has a toilet block with low-level sinks and toilets to develop the children’s independence. A door to the garden allows the children easy access to outside play.
Staff plan fun and exciting activities based on the children’s interests and needs. Regular observations are carried out on the children to ensure that they are learning and developing to the best of their ability.
My son has been going to The Avenues in Palm Bay for over a year now and absolutely loves it. I would really recommend the nursery/company. I love the Montessori approach as my son has already learned some skills that he can keep with him for life. Very friendly staff and always have good feedback from them about his day.
My 7-year-old daughter went to The Avenues Montessori, Northdown Rd, Margate and loved it there; she was so happy. Now my 2-year-old son goes there and also loves it and is happy. The staff are great with my son; I wouldn’t go anywhere else. Wonderful staff and nursery.
I have worked for Townsend Montessori Nurseries for almost 10 years now, thoroughly enjoying a range of different roles which led me to progressing to Nursery Manager. I was previously a Montessori teacher; I am extremely passionate about the Montessori approach, as well as the early years foundation stage.
I really enjoy working for Townsend Montessori Nurseries, who have supported me with further training and qualifications during my time with them, including my Montessori Diploma. I feel fully appreciated in my role and have met some amazing people who are all passionate about early years.
I have worked in childcare for 12 years in a variety of different settings with children aged 3 months to 12 years. I have worked for Townsend Montessori Nurseries for just over 8 years, in different roles from Nursery Nurse right through to my current role as Deputy Manager. In all of my roles, I have gained experience in different aspects of nursery life. I really enjoy watching the children grow and learn in a safe and stimulating environment. In my time with the company I have enjoyed making good relationships with children and their families.