The Montessori section is for children over 2½ years (in the September of the academic year in which they join). Montessori is a system of nursery, primary and secondary education devised by Dr Maria Montessori in the 1950s. She developed special teaching methods and equipment to maximise each child’s physical and psychological potential at each stage of his/her development.In practice, this means that we divide our Montessori classrooms into six areas: Art, Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics and Culture (which includes geography, nature and science).
We give the children the freedom to choose from the different sections around the classroom; and we encourage them to complete their chosen activity, working at their own pace. Giving children the freedom of choice, movement, speech and opinion within a well-structured environment means they are eager to learn, becoming more independent and self-confident.
Our Montessori-qualified teachers work individually with each child, carefully charting his/her progress and recognising when he/she is ready to move on to the next stage.For more information, please download our PDF.