The  Montessori approach, when supported at home and linked with nursery/school experiences, brings out the best in children and enables them to grow into strong, curious and socially and intellectually capable adults.  Maria Montessori saw children as heralds of social change with a potential to make a significant contribution to the changing world. The Montessori approach guides children towards developing the following characteristics:

  • Independence, autonomy, initiative
    and capacity to embrace challenges
  • Curiosity and concentration, with problem solving
    and creative thinking skills
  • Self-discipline and respect for self, others
    and the environment
  • Responsibility within social and cultural contexts

These characteristics are developed because the child experiences:

  • Trust and respect
  • Freedom with responsibility
  • Learning through the senses, having real experiences and opportunities to explore using everyday objects and the natural environment
  • Developing dexterity and physical skills, acquired through repetition, as key pre-requisites of academic learning
  • Learning at a pace unique to each child
  • Opportunities to gain knowledge and understanding of the world
  • Use of developmentally appropriate materials and activities unique to the Montessori approach