Perth & Kinross Council
Netherton is a partner provider with Perth and Kinross Council. As a partner provider, we are under contractual obligations to comply with qualities and standards upheld by the Early Learning and Childcare wing of our local authority.
We go to regular partner provider meetings to keep up to date with changes in policy and legislation and share recent developments in good practice. Parents benefit from receiving grants towards their children’s education. Learn more here
The Scottish Government
In 2011 the Scottish Government moved towards a child centred approach with the publication of Getting it Right for Each Child. Montessori Education has always started with the uniqueness of the child. We deliver an individually based child centred education experience which embodies GIRFEC. You can read about GIRFEC here.
Montessori Education UK
During 2014/2015 Netherton worked towards gaining accreditation with ME (UK) and following a final inspection visit in June 2015 the school was recommended for accreditation. The granting of ME (UK) Accreditation is recognition of authentic Montessori practice. You can read more about the Montessori Accreditation process here.
Montessori Schools Association
We also network across the Montessori Movement in order to keep up to date with news and developments in Montessori Education worldwide. The Montessori Schools Association (MSA) is an invaluable source of information and guidance for Montessori enthusiasts in the United Kingdom. Learn more about Montessori here.
We subscribe to Montessori International journal which is full of ideas, discussion and information about how Montessori is meeting children’s needs.
We are members of The Montessori Schools Association (MSA) which gives us information, advice, training and networking opportunities and raises the profile of Montessori education within government and with the public. It is possible for us to become an Accredited school and this option is under review. Learn more about MSA here.
The Montessori Partnership
The Montessori Partnership is based in Scotland offering quality training in Montessori education. We have accessed their training. We also receive Montessori Notes on a regular basis which gives us inspiration in how apply the Montessori philosophy and principles in our professional practice. Learn more here.