Maria Montessori, the founder of Montessori, spent a great deal of time observing and studying children. She saw that they held something wonderful within them and realised that, with the right equipment to facilitate learning, they had great potential to develop and grow. Maria also discovered how children learnt from their physical experiences of the world through their senses and by carefully designing materials she could help extend this understanding.
We understand that children need freedom to develop as spontaneous, creative individuals. The Montessori environment is designed to give children this freedom, allowing them to become wonderfully dynamic learners who are able to reach their potential. As unique individuals, children are encouraged to work and learn at a pace that is comfortable for them.
Montessori is a child-centred approach to learning, with over 100 years of success in diverse cultures all over the world. Schooling includes multistage groupings (children aged 3 – 6 years old) that foster peer learning, uninterrupted blocks of work time and guided choice of work activity. In addition, a full complement of specially designed Montessori learning materials are arranged and available for use in an aesthetically pleasing environment.