Our Montessori Environment
Children are taught in small groups, where emphasis is on creating a warm and inviting atmosphere where children feel safe, nurtured and confident to approach their journey through nursery with joy and eagerness!
With two outdoor purpose built playgrounds, the children can benefit from environments that are full of exciting and interesting activities and materials to work and play with. Everything in their specific environments is made to be easily accessible to the children and are always under the close guidance and observation of our Montessori accredited Directress’.
Research shows that children exposed to a Montessori education are well prepared for school from an emotional, social and academic perspective.
We believe that the success of Montessori teaching lies in the accomplishment and behaviour of the children, their happiness, maturity, kindness, level of work and love of learning.
- The Montessori Curriculum -
Understanding of the World
The Montessori Curriculum is divided into 7 areas of learning: Exercises in Practical Life, Sensorial, Maths, Language Development, Knowledge and Understanding of the World, Creative Development and Physical Development. All the exercises within the Curriculum are as closely associated to real life as possible, allowing them to master tasks that appear around them on a daily bases.
The great outdoors forms an integral part of the children’s daily work cycles and plays a key role in extending the children’s development and learning.
Weekly classes in music and sports with our Prep School specialists and weekly lessons in Spanish and French are but a few of additional activities that not only stimulate the children but teaches new and further skills.
Our Directresses guide and support the children to learn and develop at their own pace. The children are continuously observed and records are updated throughout the day.
Termly projects ensure that children are engaged, challenged and exposed to in depth learning and discovery. The environment created by the Directresses is very much child-led, and encourages children to find answers.
Discovering answers for themselves helps children develop self-esteem and self-confidence.