‘Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. Involve me and I will understand’
At Grange Montessori Nursery we recognise that every child is unique and has his own learning style. By understanding how children learn and providing them with the tools and opportunities tailored to the way they experience the world around them, our approach allows children to learn through understanding rather than being told. From understanding comes confidence and a joy in learning.
Montessori education provides a wide range of experiences, which stimulate a child’s love of learning and discovery. The object is not to cram the child with knowledge or cause confusion by giving too much choice, but to build a firm foundation for future development.
At Grange Montessori Nursery we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage 2021 and it’s identification of 3 Prime areas (Physical, Personal, social and emotional, Communication and language) and 4 Specific areas (Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding of the world, and Expressive arts and design).
All the areas are important and interconnected. The Prime areas are seen as fundamental in the earliest years from birth to 3 years, as they support all the child’s development and later learning.
Our curriculum will be working towards meeting the Early Learning Goals aligned with the Montessori Method of Learning.
“Imagination does not become great util we are given the courage and strength to use it”
Our Montessori inspired curriculum stimulates creativity and encourages independent learning. Children do not want to be taught, they want to be moved….we focus a little less on figuring out how we will teach them and a little more on how to inspire them!
“What the hand does the mind remembers. We believe it is important to educate the senses first, before we educate the intellect”
Sensory Education in the Montessori Classroom. Dr Maria Montessori believed that our intellect and knowledge of the world have their beginnings in the senses.... Through our senses we collect necessary information and stimulate our development and creativity. Children actively learn whilst engaged in activities that use their senses and hands.
“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment”
Our classrooms are thoughtfully arranged and thus provide the “Third Teacher” between the Child and Teacher, not only functional but also beautiful and reflective of the child's learning, a key source of educational provocation and insight.