The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child's own natural desire to learn.Maria Montessori
Our classroom environments are carefully designed so that all activities are displayed at the children’s level, encouraging freedom of movement and choice. The space allows the children to share a wide range of Montessori materials and enables them to discover, explore, learn and enhance their skills at their own pace. Every area of the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) is seamlessly blended with our Montessori curriculum and materials.
The teachers observe the children at work which enables them to have a strong understanding of each individual child so that they can plan to follow their interests and extend their learning. Presentations and materials are prepared to challenge children to increase their knowledge and abilities.
We continually assess and refresh our activities to ensure the environment is always fresh, enticing and relevant for our children. The children work and play independently, with their friends or with a teacher.
As Maria Montessori said ‘Play is the work of the child’
Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain development. It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them.
Learning through play forms the foundation of creative thinking and problems solving as Albert Einstein said ‘Play is the highest form of research’.
Play is fun, it builds on the natural curiosity of children and cultivates a life-long love of learning.