2 – 3 years
Children at this age need to have time to explore and experiment but still need the cuddles and the attention they had as a baby. In this class, they are introduced to the Practical Life exercises in the Montessori materials. We offer a varied, fun filled, child responsive daily activity routine. We aim to excite your child’s curiosity and to engage him or her in activities that inform and influence development and learning. The activities are kept short and changed frequently during the day to meet the abilities of the children.
Our Montessori Curriculum includes:
Practical Life: Exercises performed by adults every day. They allow the child to gain independence in everyday tasks.
Sensorial: Exercises to organise objects by size, shape, colour, touch, smell, sound, weight and temperature.
Maths: Exercises that help the child to gain and understanding of sequences, order, addition and subtraction.
Language: Materials promote the child’s language abilities by introducing new words through word cards and Sandpaper Letters.
Culture: Culture is taught to the child through the uses of jigsaw maps, sandpaper globes, 3 part cards and continent folders. Children learn about geography, history and the natural sciences.
The Montessori Method of Education is complemented in our school by the following activities:
- Arts and Crafts
- Outdoor Play
- Ballet/ Hip Hop
- Table Top Activities
- Imaginary Play
- Circle Time
- Stretch – n –Grow.
A weekly Diary is recorded, informing parents of their child’s weekly activities and is sent home every Friday. Your child’s art work is sent home at the end of the month. Our qualified staff encourages language development and good behaviour. We will also work alongside parents to aid in your child’s transition to toilet training.