Poole Montessori Day Nursery

WHY CHOOSE BRIGHT HORIZONS
Ofsted Logo
"Outstanding"
Download Report
Day Nurseries
Review Score
Rospa Logo
RoSPA Gold Award
Find out more
30 Hours Graphic
Funded Childcare*
Find out more

A place to grow

Our nursery setting is open Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 18:00, for children aged 3 months to 5 years. We offer a warm, welcoming environment supporting the transition from home to nursery.

Nursery Manager
Kerrie Podesta
Nursery Manager
BOOK A VISIT DOWNLOAD A BROCHURE

Supporting and Learning

A Day at Poole Montessori Day Nursery

Below is an example of a typical day

Timeline Item
Morning

Drop Off

Timeline Item
Morning

Breakfast

Timeline Item
Morning

Play & Activities

Timeline Item
Morning

Singing Time

Timeline Item
Afternoon

Free Play

Timeline Item
Afternoon

Story Time

Timeline Item
Afternoon

Sleep Time

Timeline Item
Afternoon

Tea / Dinner Time

Timeline Item
Afternoon

Pick Up

Fees & Availability

Where possible we look to offer flexible booking patterns and a range of funding options, including the government's 30 hours funded childcare* provision. To request pricing and availability, please request a call back by clicking the button below.

*Terms and conditions apply to 30 hours funding. Click here for more information.

Request a call back

Meet the Team

Kerrie Podesta

I have been at the nursery since 2000 and I thoroughly enjoy my time at our busy nursery watching the children grow and develop into independent little people ready for school. I have a true passion for Montessori and completed my Montessori certificate in 2015. Together we strive daily to provide an outstanding home form home environment for all our staff, children and families which was recognised by OFSTED in both 2012 and February 2018. Our staff team are one of our biggest assets with long standing staff who pride themselves on understanding your children’s individual needs.

My hobbies include spending time on the water in Poole Harbour and beyond, walking and importantly spending time with my family and friends. 

Mark Hamilton Anderson

I joined our very talented and longstanding team in 2017, bringing my 15 years’ experience spanning both Hampshire and Dorset in a variety of different settings.

Every day is different in early years and in my role I can be in the office looking at budgets on a spreadsheet and next minute in the garden being sold an imaginary ice cream for 50 pounds and reading  5 stories in a row.   

I love working with all age groups and really enjoy when children question how and why. They make you think and you can learn and explore alongside them together.

My hobbies are dog walking and films.


Candy Floss

Hi, my name is Candy Floss, I joined Bright Horizons in March 2010 as the ‘Super Safety Hero’ to help nursery children stay safe and manage risks. My role as a Health and Safety Super Hero is unique to Bright Horizons and I’m in every nursery, 365 days a year.

Back in 2010, I saw a job advert for a Zebra Super Safety Hero – I was very excited, applied and was invited for an interview with several other zebras. We were interviewed by all the children who then voted on which of us would be their Super Safety Hero. It was hoof biting but I was thrilled when they told me I was the most voted for by the children who all loved me because of my cape and bag. My bag is very special, if something fits inside, it’s a choking hazard. You might be wondering how I got my name. The children in our nurseries chose five names and voted for their favourite. I love it as it’s unique, I mean have you ever heard of a zebra called Candy Floss? Exactly!

Why Bright Horizons

The Bright Horizons passion and enthusiasm for providing high-quality care isn’t just common knowledge within our own business – we’ve also gained some impressive accolades from external sources for excellence as both a childcare provider, and as an employer. We are the only childcare company to have been listed for the last 11 years as one of the country’s top 50 “Great Places to Work” by the Great Place to Work Institute.

Find out more

Get in touch

Please let us know a few details