Little Oaks Montessori Nursery Philosophy
The Montessori philosophy was founded by an Italian Doctor called Maria Montessori who introduced her theories around the world. She designed and created her own unique learning apparatus which are known in the classroom as Montessori materials and every material supports an aspect of child development. This philosophy is successful because it gives the teacher flexibility to adapt to the needs of each individual child, regardless of their skill level, learning style or social development.
In a Montessori classroom children are encouraged to develop confidence, independence, concentration, a sense of order and to learn freely at their own pace, building solid foundations for life-long learning. The organisation of our classrooms allows children easy access to a variety of learning experiences and is specifically organised to appear attractive, orderly and inviting to children. All our equipment is displayed on ’child sized’ shelves giving children easy accessibility to select their own activities, encouraging independence and a love for learning from an early age.