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Mission Statement

Mill Cottage endeavors to give all children the best start in life; we therefore feel it is vital to provide

a learning environment that is conducive to individual learning and development.  The quality of children's educational experiences is at the core of our ethos; we are tenacious in our desire to continually develop all children with the knowledge and skills that equip them for life. Children thoroughly enjoy and participate in a broad range of inviting activities in a homely atmosphere in which they feel safe and secure. All activities are freely chosen through our natural free flow play philosophy which encourages children to become risk takers, builds their self-esteem, self-confidence and supports them in becoming motivated and interested to learn, whilst ensuring they are empowered to make excellent progress in their learning and development. Our highly qualified and professional team of practitioners are valued across all levels, with their multitude of skills, expertise and experience. They are truly dedicated, passionate and have a nurturing attitude

towards the children, which is reflected in the school's buzzing atmosphere.


Practitioners provide support to children and their families, offering assistance with any aspect of

early year's development, learning and education. We pride ourselves in our passion for childcare ensuring all children are valued, understood and respected. Mill Cottage Montessori School aims to develop independent, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through multi-cultural awareness and respect for themselves, each other and the environment. Montessori Education encourages students around the world to become compassionate and life-long learners who are tolerant and understanding of all living things, with

an ethos of: Tell me and I forget, Show me and I remember, Involve me and I understand.