Maria Montessori was born
in Italy in 1870. In 1896 she became the first woman
to graduate from the University of Rome Medical School
and in 1907 she founded the Montessori method - an approach
to education based on her intuitive observations of
the way a child learns.
Montessori represents an
entirely different approach to education, allowing the
child to develop in a natural way. Firstly, there is
an appreciation of the innate potential of the child
and his/her ability to develop in environmental conditions
of freedom and love. The prepared environment is calm,
peaceful and appropriate to the child's needs.
A major principle of Montessori is that a young child
learns through sensory motor activity - by doing. The
method also emphasises learning through all five senses,
not just through listening, watching or reading. Child-sized
sensorial equipment together with language materials,
practical life exercises and cultural and environmental
activities are offered.
Children in Montessori classes learn at their own individual
pace and according to their own choice of activities
from hundreds of possibilities. Learning is an exciting
process of discovery, leading to concentration, motivation,
self-discipline and love of learning. The result of
the Montessori method is that each child is given the
best possible conditions to promote physical, social,
emotional and intellectual development, wherein the
aim is to help the child fulfil their potential.
Springfield Lodge Montessori
Day nursery offers Montessori from age 2-5, and there
are elementary (6-12) and adolescent (12-15) schools
It is the teacher's role
to maintain the order created, to maintain beauty and
ensure there is respect for all members of the community.
Caring and kindness to each other is of paramount importance.
The teacher protects the child's concentration and does
not permit interruptions. He/She encourages the child
by putting them in touch with the environment, showing
them how to do things and then allowing them to discover
for themselves. In doing so the teacher encourages independence,
self-confidence, concentration, motivation, flexibility
and creativity. A social environment is created which
is democratic, supportive and encourages co-operation.
nurseries are accredited by Montessori Education (UK)
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