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What is Montessori?



Once you understand this particular method of teaching children you'll realize why it is an intrinsic part of our school.

I am sure most of you are familiar with the word 'Montessori' but may not be exactly sure what it means - so I've included a brief introduction regarding this method for your information.

What is the Montessori Method?

 

It is called an indirect teaching method because it neither imposes on the child nor does it abandon him/her in 'total free play'. This method of education provides a carefully planned and structured environment in which the child can grow and learn in a natural way with the best possible opportunities for reaching his/her maximum potential. The six basic components of the "Prepared Environment" are: Freedom, Reality and Nature, Social Awareness, Order, Beauty, Montessori Didactic Materials. These are an important element of the educational environment, and should be readily available.

Dr Maria Montessori (1870 - 1952)

formulated a method of education that has had a profound influence on Twentieth Century Education. Her work is known and recognized throughout the world. Her original interest was in medicine, not teaching. She was the first woman to graduate from the university of Rome Medical School, and only became interested in the particular needs of children when she worked as a doctor treating retarded youngsters.

Because of her medical bacground, she approached education as a scientist. The class room was her laboratory. The result is an open-minded approach focusing entirely on the children. It is practical and it works with all children.

Professional trained staff are the mainstay of our Montessori Nursery School, so that you can be content in the knowledge that your child is receiving the best in care and attention, has access to quality equipment and is looked after by our experienced staff .

I have worked extensively with children over the past number of years, and have observed many varied approaches in the provision of Child Care Services. In particular, I have a special interest in the early education of children and it is my belief that one method stands head and shoulders above all others nationally and Internationally. This Teaching method is very successful in all stages of the development of your child and this is: The Montessori method of teaching .

Our children have their own capabilities and motivations, which are not comparable to those of adults, and should be respected at all times in their own right. The children need the adults to prepare an environment for them within which they can develop and flourish, but they must be allowed to direct their own responses to the possibilities shown to them. It is by achieving this balance that the Montessori teacher displays the full range of her skills in the classroom thus allowing the children to reach their full potential.

Montessori classes in the Children's Village

Morning: 9.00 A.M. - 12.00 P.M.

Afternoon: 1.00 P.M. - 4.00 P.M.