Family First are excited to have on board Cathey Peart as our Nursery Manager at Rosewood Montessori Day Nursery and Forest School. Cathey has over 20 years childcare experience in varied roles across the public and private sectors. Since joining us in February 2022, Cathey has overseen the refurbishment and rebranding of the nursery and below Cathey shares with us her Rosewood Montessori journey so far.
We wish Cathy all the best as she continues her journey with us.
I joined Rosewood at an exciting time in the nursery’s story, but also at an unsettling time for the children, families and staff. With post pandemic at the forefront of my mind when managing change, my team and I have sought to create a homely feel to the nursery rooms where we all feel safe and secure enough to enjoy our learning.Cathey Peart, Nursery Manager
Cathy also said: “Family First have a real focus on creating the best experiences possible for the individual children and families in our care, and for Rosewood Montessori Day Nursery and Pre-School that has meant considering how we refurbish our environments and blend together the best practices of Montessori and play based learning. We now use the freely accessible Montessori materials as our learning intention and look for the impact of the skills acquired in the ways that the children independently play in creative spaces. Like everything in early years this is a shared journey, and we are experimenting and learning together every day. Our Forest school is a magical part of our garden, bringing calm, serenity and nature based, but also risky play opportunities for us all. I love every minute, including all the challenges that being responsible for such a special place bring. I can’t wait to see how this part of our provision evolves and the impact that this has on all our learning. It fills me with joy watching the children listen to birdsong and watch the snails they have found having their own version of an obstacle course. Such enriching learning experiences.”