Philosophy and Routines
Our teaching and learning in Early Years is underpinned by Montessori principles.
- We establish a firm foundation for learning upon which everything that comes afterwards will be built.
- We seek to unlock the hidden potential within each child, to give her the opportunities to develop trust and autonomy which will nurture confidence, self esteem and courage; the ability to embrace new challenges, take risks and use her initiative within an enabling environment with teachers who facilitate her need to learn.
- We believe that children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and we give them the time and space to observe, explore and investigate.
“… in short, at a total development of the personality; a harmonious growth of all the potentialities of the child, physical and mental, according to the law of its being.” (Montessori, 1965)
In line with our philosophy, girls work in a bright, spacious and stimulating open plan learning environment with quiet study areas for each age group. They are welcomed from 8.15 am onwards and may stay until 3 pm if they are ready and parents choose this option.