An Introduction to Montessori

Innovative, INSPIRING, Intuitive.

The Montessori Method has been enriching the lives of children across the globe for over 100 years. This sustainable educational approach encompasses a holistic world view and lifelong learning, following the natural development of the child based on careful observation within a nurturing environment.

What is the Montessori approach?

When following the Montessori approach the child is seen as a dynamic learner, full of creative potential and in need of the maximum possible freedom to be allowed to develop as a happy, confident individual. Montessori schools therefore place greater emphasis on the importance of the learning process rather than the product. Montessori schools are learner-centred, where the inner abilities of the children are trusted. Adults in a Montessori school will not do tasks for a child (such as zipping up a coat or setting a table for lunch) but will show the child how to do the tasks for themselves. Observation of children is key, as through knowing what the child is able to do, and is interested in, the adult is better able to meet their individual needs.