The Montessori Environment and the Pre-school Programme

The Montessori Early childhood programme (3 to 6 years of age) spans over a period of three years following the traditional values and principles of Maria Montessori. Dr Maria Montessori developed an educational environment which provides the young child with specifically designed activities and beautifully crafted, self correcting materials appropriate for growth and development. This allows the child to work to his / her ability in a safe and non-competitive environment. Respect for the child and the child’s work in the class is first and foremost.

Learning to balance the freedom of choice with responsibility is another important aspect. The children are mixed in age and ability enabling younger children to learn from older children and allow older children to develop leadership qualities and further their academic and social skills.