Our son has been at Children’s Corner Howick for a term (almost), his educators have given him a real confidence, and his development has come leaps and bounds in this short time. Most importantly he is legitimately happy and excited to go to preschool everyday. The choice to put him in this fantastic Montessori preschool environment has been the best decision we've made for our child.
-Ackerman Family 2018
My eldest son was at the Children's Corner when he was younger. He loved it so much. We could see how he has developed confidence, independence, and self-responsibility. He was well equipped for school with things he has learnt here. When my second one came along, we made sure to enrol him here. My little one enjoys coming too and on days he doesn't come, he kept asking if he could go to preschool. I asked him what he loves about it, and he said he likes the teaching and the choosing work. The teachers are caring, knowledgeable and committed to giving the children the best Montessori education. We love the calm environment and the children work so well together. An excellent Montessori preschool that I would recommend to anyone.
-Tam Family 2018
Both of my son's either have or are attending children's corner. When it came to deciding where to send my youngest there was never any question about sending him to the same preschool.
My eldest son is excelling at primary school and I truly believe a lot of this is down to the way the teachers at children's corner prepare them for the next stage in their life. They make education fun and teach them valuable life lessons such as respect .
Would highly recommend The Children's Corner to anyone thinking about choosing where to send there young one.
-Lynch Family 2018
"For our family, Montessori was an obvious choice. The independence, fostering of inquisitiveness, and behaviours instilled serve the children for a lifetime. The Childrens Corner is hugely successful at teaching the Montessori philosophy.
Our elder child is now at school and thriving – she shows great empathy and enjoys assisting her peers. These are qualities that we value very highly and attribute this to the dedication of the teachers at The Childrens Corner in nurturing each child's individual personality and bringing out the best they can be.
Our second child will start school next year and already has the basics of reading and writing and math. More importantly, she is requesting reading time and loves to play math games.
Both girls have benefited from the life skills Montessori promotes and I have no doubt their lives are richer for it.
Diane and her team do a wonderful job at creating a caring and secure environment which encourages learning, while allowing the children to grow and thrive into unique little people."
- Parker Family, 2017
"Zoe Adriaanse joined Children’s Corner Montessori at the age of three, at the commencement of the 2nd term in 2017, and has been with Children’s Corner for about 6 months.
I believe the ethos employed by Montessori of allowing a child the freedom to learn, explore and gain independence, while maintaining discipline is the optimal balance for any young child’s development, physically and mentally. Our daughters development and independence astounds me week on week, and this is undoubtedly in part to the very significant contribution of Children’s Corner. For our family the cornerstone principle around Independence was critical in our decision to send our Daughter to a Montessori, and after just six months we are very satisfied with the progress and development we see every day."
- Adriaanse Family, 2017
"We have been lucky to have 2 of our children attend Childrens Corner with the intention of sending our newest addition. While there are lot's of choices when it comes to preschool we know this is the best decision for our family.
With the firm Montessori philosophy and gentle teaching methods we are positive we are laying a good foundation for our children going forward.
We enjoy the support from Fiona and the other staff as parents and are grateful for all the opportunities given to meet and be part of the community. A highlight this year was the Cultural Lunch, it was interesting and so much fun."
"Q has settled into school really well in his first week. The Montessori
method has set him up for a seamless transition to school. He really
enjoys all the things in his new class he is expected to do
independently. And all the extension classes are paying off. He is
confident in reading many of the first words they are given and is
really proud to read to us from his reading books every night. Please
pass on a huge thank you for the extension classes which have given him
such a great foundation and to everyone else as well for the love of
learning they have managed to instil in him. He has had such a great
start at the Children's Corner!"
-MC Family, 2015
"Montessori preschool education was something that we investigated
shortly after our first child was born. We made a decision to invest in
quality preschool education as a way of preparing our children for their
later school life. Our three children are now 15, 13 and 9 and all
three participated in approximately 2.5 years of Montessori
preschooling. We have found that the preparation our children received
in this environment has led to confident and self-directed learners.
They each joined primary school with confidence and a thirst for
learning. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend a Montessori preschool
environment to any parent wanting to give their child a great start."
- AS Family, 2015
"I hadn't really heard of Montessori and I came across it by chance! My
first daughter attended the preschool since she was 3 years old and I
was so impressed by how the philosophy supported her natural growth and
development that all my other children were subsequently enrolled too.
My children are very individual unique little people and Montessori
embraces each of their interests, needs and learning paths. That's what I
like most about Montessori - the total respect for the child. I also
love the vibrancy of the Montessori environment and the way children
engage with each other and the teachers."
- C Family, 2015
M is now nearly 8 and in the top stream at school, this is no doubt due to her early learning with the Children's Corner and how it has set her up for
- DW Family, 2015