Region 8  Contact

Chair: Rosie Roberts
Deputy: Felicity Fenemore
Tel: 020 8866 7653
Counties: Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire

Art Every Day, Creative adventures with Deb Hoy
Joint meeting with London Region
4 November 2017

The art training day was a wonderful opportunity for Montessori practitioners to gather together and get creative. Led by the knowledgeable and enthusiastic Debs the day started with a discussion about the benefits of creativity for children in Early Years and how to break the barriers that stand in the way of children expressing their artistic and creative nature. It was then time to get ‘hands on’, groups of four were given a mystery bag of resources and the brief “build a tree”. Even as adults the learning that takes place during these activities was evident. Throughout the process of creating a tree there was a need for communication skills, teamwork, fine motor skills, critical thinking, imagination, problem solving. The end results were varied and beautiful, but everyone agreed it was the process that was more rewarding than the product. Taking time to reflect is a vital part of creativity. It allows time to identify what went well and what you might do differently next, an important skill for young, growing minds. The afternoon was spent learning techniques for using watercolour paints and sharing of how we will implement these new ideas in our settings.

Gabriela Roberts
Rosewood Montessori

‘Hosting a join event with Rosie Roberts’ Region was such a joy! It was what MSA stands for- Connection in Community. A celebration of collaborative work and the sense of belonging and valuing our own practice.’Georgina Hood

Middlesex, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire Meetings


Forest School Level 3 Leader Training

Saturday 22nd September 2018 and Sunday 23rd September 2018
Saturday 6th October 2018 and Sunday 7th October 2018
Skills days Saturday 19th January 2019 and Sunday 20th January 2019

£875 + VAT per student

The course will be held at:
Rosewood Montessori Nursery School
16 Myrtle Avenue

Contact Christina Dee  
For more information, click here 
Forest School Level 3 Info Pack