Wildflowers Preschool supports children age 3 to 7 to enjoy learning in a beautiful loving environment. Our first concern is the happiness of the child and how we can support their flowering as they grow and change. We believe that a combination of the Waldorf and Montessori approaches meet children's needs.
With the Waldorf approach we bring storytelling, gentle art activities, imaginative play, handwork,
and a focus on daily and weekly rhythms.
With the Montessori approach, we use beautiful wooden materials to support children’s
acquisition of maths, literacy, culture, science, practical life and sensorial skills.
Our daily schedule
Our preschool currently offers the Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The daily structures are similar throughout the week; activities, music, verses and stories change with the curriculum, seasons and inspiration of the teacher and child.
10.00am School opens
Morning verse and Story
Can I stay with my child
For a limited number of 2-year olds the parent can stay while the child settles in and stay on site to be available when needed, to support with lunch etc.
For 3-7 year olds parents can stay while the child settles in, however the aim is for the child to be at ease and independent.
Do I need to provide lunch
Please provide a packed lunch with a snack and lunch as required. Please also bring an extra piece of fruit that will be shared. We also provide bread on Fridays.
Meet our educators
Naomi holds a first-class degree with Qualified Teacher Status from Lancaster University, UK. She has taught in primary schools throughout the UK and is also a literacy
trainer with expertise in phonics and storytelling. As well as teaching, she has co-founded charities and non-for profit organisations that support street children and trained
more than 100,000 teachers in sub Saharan Africa. She has a strong interest in alternative education and holds a Montessori Teaching diploma as well as certificates in
Waldorf education, including puppetry, painting and human development. As a mother of three girls, her passion is to find ways to achieve joyful and purposeful learning
experiences for children to enable them to feel confident and free in adulthood.
Art Teacher & Pre-School Educator
Maria studied Illustration and Design at the University of Sunderland and is currently undergoing a Montessori Educative Pedagogy. While in Maria's professional life and whilst travelling, Maria's crossed path with education in which she found deep purpose and passion. On returning back to her country, Portugal, she discovered and joined this school. At the school she teaches Art classes with inspiration and techniques from Montessori and Waldorf Curriculum.