What does the Montessori Method do for your child?
Freedom, independence, self-awareness
Maria Montessori was an Italian doctor who pioneered early learning. She observed how small people learnt. She saw that they were fast learners, taught themselves and had enormous powers of concentration.
Children want to get things right and learn about cause and effect. Discovering how things work makes them joyful. They gain a sense of power, achievement and control.
Children feel rewarded as they work on their tasks till they are done.
Children focus on their individual activities in the stimulating classroom. They stick with each activity till they are satisfied. Then they move onto the next task.
They choose their pieces of work - freedom.
They teach themselves - independence.
They become confident - self-awareness.
In this way the children achieve self-discipline.
We enable learning free from interference.
We provide skilled supportive guidance in a safe situation.
Self-discipline comes with independent learning.
Being in charge of their learning, children actively seek out the order and calm they need to fulfil the biological stages of their natural development:
3. interest in small objects
5. refinement of senses
6. social awareness
The prepared environment of the nursery reflects these stages.
Children develop and share their knowledge and skills. They take pride in their nursery. They know it is theirs and they are responsible for how it looks.