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To understand how the Montessori philosophy translates into a method of education, let us look at the most important of Maria Montessori's aims – to assist the development of the whole child, with equal emphasis being given to his emotional, social, physical and intellectual development.


To support the development of your child's unique personality

This is achieved through providing a secure, calm, ordered environment with a happy family atmosphere where your child's rights and individuality are respected. Learning is not imposed; rather your child is guided within a carefully structured environment rich with learning opportunities.

To encourage your child to become a balanced, independent member of society

The Montessori materials and the structure of the day help your child to develop independence, confidence, self-control and respect for his environment and others. Multi-cultural learning is an important feature of the curriculum.

To encourage your child to become physically competent

Your child learns primarily through 'doing'. The early materials in particular, encourage your child to become dextrous, develop hand/eye coordination and concentration. Other activities refine gross motor skills such as PE, dance and our popular Forest School sessions.

To help your child to reach his full intellectual potential.

Through the use of the Montessori materials, your child will quickly become an independent learner and will therefore be able to develop at his own pace following his inborn motivation. The huge scope and versatility of the materials provides equally for the child with special needs, the less able and the very able child. They are designed to encourage your child to explore, experiment and develop his creativity.


Even the earliest activities start your child on his path to literacy and numeracy. The cultural and aesthetic subjects are also important, providing both breadth and depth to his learning. By the end of his stay with us we hope that your child will be able to go out into the world with happiness and confidence, ready to extend himself to the full and equipped with a love of learning and the necessary skills to enable him to reach his potential in life.

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“Children make good progress in their learning because they benefit from responsive and thoughtful teaching strategies.” TDS


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