Once your child can walk, up until they reach 1.7years of age, they can participate in our toddler classes, where the same ratio of 1:4 is still maintained. The daily program we follow for children of this age is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage and includes plenty of interactive, physical activities.
- Review the daily schedule
- Chat with the Nursery administration and/or teachers
- Follow child’s progress on daily basis with the e-reports
- Get details of events and send approval for child participation
- Stay informed of the latest news and announcements from the Nursery
- View child’s photos as soon as they are taken in class and events and share them directly
WORDS OF TINA BRUCE
The best way to prepare children for their adult life is to give them what they need as children. Children are whole people who have feelings, ideas and relationships with others, and who need to be physically, mentally, morally and spiritually healthy. Subjects such as mathematics and art cannot be separated; young children learn in an integrated way and not in neat, tidy compartments. Children learn best when they are given appropriate responsibility, allowed to make errors, decisions and choices, and respected as autonomous learners.
Self-discipline is emphasized. Indeed, this is the only kind of discipline worth having. Children need their efforts to be valued. There are times when children are especially able to learn particular things. What children can do (rather than what they cannot do) is the starting point of a child’s education. Imagination, creativity and all kinds of symbolic behaviour (reading, writing, drawing, dancing, music, mathematical numbers, algebra, role play and talking) develop and emerge when conditions are favorable. Relationships with other people (both adults and children) are of central importance in a child’s life.
Progression in play reflects the observation and assessment of children’s knowledge, skills and attitudes in order to provide developmentally appropriate experiences. Children come to Little Montessori British Nursery already as skilled learners. Through our observations, assessment and professional understanding we gain valuable insights into how each one learns best. This information informs our planning to meet the needs of each individual child.
Progression in play comes about as a result of a real understanding of the interests, needs and experiences of the child. As practitioners, we need to understand that there must be a progression in the provision of activities to meet the developmental needs of children
Whether you’re a parent whose child is already enjoying their days with Little Montessori folk or a parent interested in exploring the options for registering your child with us, we’d love to hear from you!
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