Welcome to Yorkshire Montessori Nurseries, a wonderful place of creative, immersive learning for children from birth to five years in Leeds and York.

Our unique environment combines our Montessori curriculum with the national foundation for early years (EYFS) to create a happy, safe and inspirational environment where children flourish and learn.

What is Montessori?

The Montessori approach champions the belief that children have the largest capacity to learn from birth to age six. It respects each child’s way of learning through specially designed resources and activities which are planned reactively to reflect the children’s latest interests and observations. Working in this child-led way encourages independence, confidence and a thirst for knowledge.

Learn more about our Montessori approach and book a tour either in person or virtually here.

What drives us?

Key to our vision is Yorkshire Montessori’s founder, Helen Gration (BA Hons EYT.) With two teenage sons, she welcomed a new baby in 2019 at the age of 51! Her nurturing instincts and recognition that children are very individual characters led her to champion the Montessori approach when she opened the nurseries. Helen ensures all of her team have qualifications above the national average and also has trained Montessori specialists in each location. She’s a campaigner for children’s rights and seeks answers regularly of those in government. 

Our nursery has a thorough Covid-19 policy, in line with the latest government advice.
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