About Montessori

Montessori is an education that aims at helping natural development, not at imparting information or enforcing morality.  It is an attitude not simply a teaching system.  One must have great love for, and understanding of, each individual child.
In the Montessori school, the child is given a room where everything is the right size for him or her and everything is useful and interesting.  They see other children at work and find that they can have companionship while working independently.  The arrangement is simple and orderly. The atmosphere is quiet and calm.
Children of this age have an absorbent mind for knowledge; they desire stimulation and this should be found in a full and exciting environment through which they can explore and learn.
The children will be introduced to mathematical apparatus - objects to hold, count and manipulate, thus the child learns concepts through concrete activities which help towards written work.  Language materials utilize all the senses to help them speak, read and write with proper understanding.
We believe that a child gains confidence through independence and, therefore, that learning to do things for him or herself is as important as manners and good behaviour.
Practical life exercises are taught.  These include showing the child how to tie a bow, lace a shoe, carry a tray of objects or pour water without spilling; how to offer food, drink or hospitality to a friend.
We encourage social interaction and co-operation between the children, teaching them to be polite, considerate and kind.
It is our policy that each child should be allowed to develop naturally at his or her own pace.  Our satisfaction is that a child should look forward to coming to school each day and be sorry to leave us when the time comes for him or her to move on; but they should do so, with excitement and a keenness to seize new opportunities.
THE LITTLE HOUSE
As well as a wide range of educational equipment, the children are involved in daily group activities; cooking, planting, topic work, painting and music.  Our aim is to develop the whole child and make their day fun.

About Montessori

Montessori is an education that aims at helping natural development, not at imparting information or enforcing morality.  It is an attitude not simply a teaching system.  One must have great love for, and understanding of, each individual child.
In the Montessori school, the child is given a room where everything is the right size for him or her and everything is useful and interesting.  They see other children at work and find that they can have companionship while working independently.  The arrangement is simple and orderly. The atmosphere is quiet and calm.
Children of this age have an absorbent mind for knowledge; they desire stimulation and this should be found in a full and exciting environment through which they can explore and learn.
The children will be introduced to mathematical apparatus - objects to hold, count and manipulate, thus the child learns concepts through concrete activities which help towards written work.  Language materials utilize all the senses to help them speak, read and write with proper understanding.
As well as a wide range of educational equipment, the children are involved in daily group activities; cooking, planting, topic work, painting and music.  Our aim is to develop the whole child and make their day fun.
We believe that a child gains confidence through independence and, therefore, that learning to do things for him or herself is as important as manners and good behaviour.
Practical life exercises are taught.  These include showing the child how to tie a bow, lace a shoe, carry a tray of objects or pour water without spilling; how to offer food, drink or hospitality to a friend.
We encourage social interaction and co-operation between the children, teaching them to be polite, considerate and kind.
It is our policy that each child should be allowed to develop naturally at his or her own pace.  Our satisfaction is that a child should look forward to coming to school each day and be sorry to leave us when the time comes for him or her to move on; but they should do so, with excitement and a keenness to seize new opportunities.
THE LITTLE HOUSE