The Montessori Philosophy

Key aspects of the Montessori Philosophy

A safe, peaceful, prepared, engaging environment that allows children to influence the direction and pace of their learning

A child-centred collaborative environment where children develop responsibility, independence, curiosity, grace and courtesy

A community of learners in a multi-age grouping

A practical hands-on learning environment using purposeful materials

Children can freely choose their work and are guided by their peers and teachers

Children thrive because of the teacher’s role of observation which results in a highly individualized programme; the learning is tailored to meet every child’s current needs

A Montessori environment is non-competitive, respectful and co-operative

It is for every child, accepting of individual differences – Montessori celebrates diversity and brings everyone together in a warm and welcoming learning environment!

The Children’s Corner

Dr Maria Montessori

(1870-1952), the founder of the Montessori Philosophy has been described as an educator, scientist, physician, philosopher, feminist and humanitarian, and was the first early childhood educator to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.