Region 7 Contact

Chair: Sandra  Pidgeon
Deputy: Liz Byatt
Tel: 01179 686960
Counties: Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Isles of Scilly, and Wales

Stoke Bishop Montessori School hosted a workshop led by Barbara Isaacs on Saturday 10th June for 45 practitioners from across the region. The topic for the day was the Montessori work-cycle (continuous provision) and its relevance to Montessori practice in the present day.

The day began with a revisit to key Montessori principles and an opportunity to reflect on the aspects of Montessori practice we particularly value, such as freedom and responsibility within limits, the favourable environment and the role of the teacher.

This led us to explore what the work-cycle means to us as practitioners, and the challenges for each setting of providing freedom for the child to follow his/her own learning needs during an uninterrupted session or full day work cycle.

At the end of the day, our thoughts on the Montessori work-cycle were nourished and refreshed by Barbara’s many wise words. Barbara reminded us that our gift to the child is the favourable environment and the Montessori work cycle. In these challenging times in Early Years it is this that unites us as practitioners and that sets our practice apart from other high quality providers.

Southwest England and Wales Meetings

A refreshing look at maths with Lynette Brock
Saturday 14th October 2017
10am for drinks,10.30 am start, finishing at 3.30pm

members £20, non-members £30

please bring a packed lunch

To book email Sandra at  

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Region 7 event with Lynette Brock

Registration form October 2017