Mission statement

'Our aim is to treat all children and adults as individuals and to work in partnership with parents for the well being and happiness of each child.'

Market Harborough Montessori Nursery
Market Harborough Montessori Nursery was opened by Martin Johnson and Pat Howard who were both linked to Leicester Tigers Rugby Club

The Market Harborough Montessori Nursery began life as the 'Harborough Montessori

Pre-School' in January 2000. Based in the hall of Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church, we then moved to the guide headquarters on Northampton Road when the church was being extended. 


September 2006 saw us move into a purpose-built nursery on the site of St. Joseph's Catholic School. This enabled us to offer full-day care for children aged 2 - 5 yrs. Since then we have extended our service to offer childcare from 9 months in our dedicated baby area.

We are proud to be an accredited Montessori nursery by the Montessori Schools Association.

We believe that all children should be given the opportunity to develop to their full potential in an environment that is prepared to meet the needs of all individuals, both in the indoor and outdoor environments. The classroom has been specially designed to be a 'children's house' where everything is at the child's level to foster independence. We work in partnership with parents and carers to provide a safe, caring and enabling environment that supports the child's development, and fosters a love for learning within the child.

Our staff are well experienced in working with children. The majority of our team are qualified teachers, and the remainder are at least Level 3 childcare qualified or working towards it. Staff receive in house Montessori training throughout the year to ensure that we always keep the Montessori ethos at the forefront of our practice. To keep our children safe, all staff receive regular first aid and safeguarding training and attend other early years conferences and workshops.

We welcome families from all walks of life and are able to accommodate children with a variety of Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Contact us to find out more about how we can provide for your family.

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We are situated in the centre of Market Harborough on the site of a primary school. We have families that come to us from all over Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. Click the map to find more directions

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