Montessori St Nicholas in the UK is comprised of several organisations. Each component part is intended to serve the Group’s wider mission, or part of it.
- The Montessori St Nicholas (MSN) Charity
- The training college, Montessori Centre International (MCI)
- MSN s own nurseries known as Longacre Childcare Ltd (LCL)
- St Nicholas Preparatory School (SNPS) based in Kensington, London, and co-owned with Cognita.
No component part operates in isolation from other parts. So, to take just a couple of examples, staff at Longacre Childcare Ltd are able to take advantage of quality-assured training at MCI. Similarly, the Charity oversees a bursary scheme that allows students in need to complete their courses under circumstances that might otherwise force them to withdraw.
“My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and inflame their intellects.” – Robert Maynard Hutchins
“Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.” – Ernest Dimnet
“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” – Maya Angelou
“Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.” – James Dewar