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What makes a Montessori nursery stand out?

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Over the years there have been many misconceptions about Montessori nurseries.  One of the myths is that it’s just for talented children.  The fact is it’s designed to ensure success for all children. Read this blog to find out how your child might benefit.

Each child is a unique individual

Montessori nurseries have always been a popular preschool choice with young, professional adults.  But what makes them stand out from the thousands of other nurseries out there?
A fundamental principle of the learning ethos behind the Montessori approach is that every child is an individual that has an immense appetite for knowledge and learning.

The first Montessori school opened in 1907, in Rome

Dr Maria Montessori is responsible for the learning philosophy behind Montessori schools and nurseries.  She developed a unique set of teaching methods that are still alive today in Montessori nurseries and schools across the world.

Every child’s potential should be nurtured

Irrespective of a child’s background, Dr Montessori proved through her research, that by placing a child in a healthy, stimulating nursery, school and home environment, their natural potential emerges. Giving children the freedom to be themselves and to make choices.

Dr Montessori said it was wrong to push children into completing tasks in a set time.  She recognised that children needed to be given the freedom to find out for themselves (within the limits of the prepared environment) in their time, with just the right amount of encouragement.  She proved that by giving children a choice rather than telling them what to do, they developed a greater sense of confidence, awareness and learning interest.

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Good quality, child-sized equipment and a well ordered environment

You will find that most Montessori nurseries are exceptionally well planned and equipped, offering children a ‘ready to learn’ environment where they can begin exploring and carrying out learning activities based on the 6 Montessori Curriculum-themed areas.  It’s a calm, peaceful place where children just get on with things and have fun.

Learning for life

What makes a Montessori nursery stand out?  It’s the structured, planned environment that makes all the difference, encouraging children to be expressive, to make choices, to learn at their own pace and to become confident learners, ready to tackle the challenges that life throws at them.

Riverside Nursery, Battersea provides little ones with a home from home experience.  When you need to be at work and have to leave your baby or child with someone else, you can be confident that we nurture and encourage your son or daughter, through his or her tender early years.  Whether your child joins our beautiful baby suite, lower or upper school, our amazing team will make sure they go home having had the best day ever!


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