St Luke's Hall, 49-55 Winchester Street, Overton, Basingstoke RG25 3HT
Overton Montessori (The Children's House Ltd) is an accredited Montessori nursery school which is run from St Luke's Hall in the centre of Overton. It has a large enclosed garden with a large vegetable plot and lots of space for sport and other outside activities.
All staff have many years experience working with children with all the key workers holding Montessori qualifications. The setting use an iPad record keeping system that enables all parents to view their child's latest observations, ideas for home, information about the setting and Montessori education via their child's own website.
The system also enables parents to share information directly to their child's key worker from their home. Parents are given the opportunity to work in partnership with the setting and significantly contribute to their child's time at Overton Montessori. Children are able to learn key life skills, as the setting prepares children for their futures. Exploring, investigating and exercising their imaginations are all encouraged and enjoyed as the children progress through both the EYFS and Montessori curriculum.
The boundaries of the setting are all based on respect for not only their themselves and those around them, but for the setting and activities they use. The whole setting is designed for the child and is based on the currents children's interests and needs. An important principle of the setting and other accredited Montessori settings is 'Follow the child', which is what the child centred environment enables staff to do.
Owner: The Montessori Children's House (Hampshire) Ltd
Person in charge: Sharon Jagged (Director)
Local Authority / Social Services: Hampshire County Council
Number of Staff: 6
Service Offered: Nursery School (Privately Owned), Open term time, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care
Total Places for Children: 50
Age Range: from 2 years 0 months to 6 years 0 months
Opening Days: Mon-Fri
Opening Hours: 0900-1500, 0900-1230
When Closed: School Holidays
Languages Spoken (other than English): French
If you are travelling from Basingstoke turn left at the traffic lights in the centre of the village. The hall can be found a few doors up from the co-op. There is parking directly outside the hall. The door is at the side.
Visitors are welcome, they recommend you book a visit so a member of the team can spend time showing you around and answering any questions.. When visiting you can park outside the hall, the door is at the side and ring the doorbell. All children are welcome with their parents.
There is plenty of parking outside the hall.
posted 16 Mar 2018
We take children from 2 years till 7. We operate term time only 9-3 and 9-12.30 on Wednesday.
Overton Montessori Children's House has a Review Score of 5 (5.000)
The Review Score of 5 (maximum of 10) for Overton Montessori Children's House is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.
a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Overton Montessori Children's House in Google's Search Results - more info
b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 0 out of 5 from 0 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.
a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.
The Average Rating of 5 for Overton Montessori Children's House is calculated as follows: ( (12 Excellents x 5) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 5
b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'
The 5 points available are broken down as follows:
4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.
1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.
If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.
The 0 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Overton Montessori Children's House is based on 0 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:
0 = 0
Target of 10 positive Reviews (50 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 0 Reviews ÷ 10 Target = 0
When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Clare A (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 15 July 2015. Relates to July 2015.
Our son has grown in confidence tenfold since going to Overton Children's House. This speech and comprehension has got a lot better and aged (just) three he can say days of week, count to twenty and spell his name. They provide healthy snacks and encourage the children to eat properly with good manners at lunch. The teachers are caring, understanding and very good with all of the children going beyond the call of duty when circumstances arise. Our son loves his days there and I love his smiley happy face when i pick him up. A genuinely happy place.
How likely would you be to recommend Overton Montessori Children's House? Extremely Likely
Overall Standard: Excellent
Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent
Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent
Food / Nutrition: Excellent
Value for Money: Excellent