Montessori

” Free the child’s potential and you would transform him into the world “

~ Maria Montessori

Developed by Italian physician, Maria Montessori, this style of education is focused on the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical needs of children. Montessori Early learning is self-paced learning that features hands-on activities and collaborative play, helping children make creative choices in their education. Using classroom teachers as guides, Montessori early years learning features age-appropriate activities for children to work together in groups as well as individually, to explore their knowledge of the world and to develop their full potential.

Who was Maria Montessori?

Italian physician Maria Montessori was a pioneer of theories in early childhood education, which are still implemented in Montessori schools all over the globe.

What is Montessori Education?

Montessori is a method of education that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play. In Montessori classrooms children make creative choices in their learning, while the classroom and the teacher offer age-appropriate activities to guide the process. Children work in groups and individually to discover and explore knowledge of the world and to develop their maximum potential.

Developed by Italian physician, Maria Montessori, this style of education is focused on the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical needs of children. Montessori Early learning is self-paced learning that features hands-on activities and collaborative play, helping children make creative choices in their education. Using classroom teachers as guides, Montessori early years learning features age-appropriate activities for children to work together in groups as well as individually, to explore their knowledge of the world and to develop their full potential.

The benefits of Montessori learning

When children are given the freedom to make their own decisions, they tend to grow up stronger, with more confidence and enthusiasm. Montessori early years learning provides the chance for children to question and probe as part of their education, which helps them learn to think critically from a young age. Collaborative play enhances the social aspect of learning while emotions are nurtured to enhance knowledge, understanding and respect. Rather than just filling children with facts, Montessori learning supports children in seeking knowledge for themselves.

The difference between Montessori early years learning and regular education   

The Montessori method values each student as an individual and recognises that children all learn in different ways. By accommodating unique learning styles, children are free to learn at their own pace with an individual education plan. The classroom is designed as a close and caring community, often accommodating different student ages to create a family-style environment where older children can become mentors for younger children and the younger children can learn by example from the older ones. The benefits of Montessori learning stem from allowing children to enjoy freedom within limits. A Montessori education makes learning a fun and enjoyable activity for students, which helps turn the process of seeking knowledge into a lifelong practice.

Montessori classroom design 

From the moment you set foot in a classroom designed for Montessori early years learning, you can feel the difference. Dividing the space in a classroom promotes focus for learning, our Montessori learning classroom is divided into 5 key areas:

  • Language area
  • Sensorial area
  • Maths area
  • Cultural studies area
  • Practical life area

Our Montessori classrooms are quite natural in design, focusing on elements of nature and natural light rather than synthetic materials. Unlike a regular classroom, there is not one central focal point with desks facing in only one direction. Children are encouraged to choose what they want to work on, and each area is designed to promote the most productive use of the learning materials within.

Is Montessori early years learning right for your child?

Montessori learning has been practiced in classrooms for over 100 years. Montessori classroom interactions between teachers and students and between students themselves are courteous, loving, and caring. The skills taught are a combination of practical and emotional which helps children grow into adults who are self-motivated and have a passion for learning. The benefits of Montessori learning include helping your child to become a person who thinks creatively and flexibly in life, who cares about the needs of others and can model respectful and appropriate manners in the everyday world.

An education style with proven success

As a Montessori learner your child will begin to see themselves as part of a community, both in the classroom and in life as well. The calm and loving environment in a Montessori classroom is prime to help your child adjust to the new style of learning and to thrive. If you are seeking an approach to education for your child that has proven results, we urge you to contact us at Inspire Minds to discuss how our education style can benefit your child. Make the change for your child and help them to experience the benefits of Montessori learning.

Example of our Montessori classroom

The Montessori Method & Philosophy