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Are children allowed total freedom with Montessori?

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One of the core elements of the Montessori Philosophy is that children need to be given the freedom to choose what they do, as this encourages independent thinking, problem solving skills, active learning and much more.  But this doesn’t mean that Montessori nurseries are chaotic and unstructured – the reality is quite different.

An ordered, planned environment

Children at Riverside Nursery in Battersea, are allowed the freedom to choose the activities that they do, but this is within a prepared and ordered environment.
Teachers guide decision-making, rather than telling children what to do.  All children are taught good manners, how to share and behave and emphasis is placed on development of social skills.

Good behaviour is central to the Montessori approach

Riverside children are given an enormous amount of personal freedom to learn but within the limits of the prepared environment.  We do not tolerate poor or anti-social behaviour in any shape or form.  As soon as we spot this, we discourage it by reinforcing more positive behaviours and respect for the learning space, work they are doing, and those around them.

The Montessori Classroom

Riverside classrooms are characterised by an emphasis on order, cleanliness, and harmony. Classrooms are arranged to facilitate movement from one activity area to other spaces. Our trained Montessori teachers encourage children in different activities, making sure that only material which supports the learning development of the child is included. So no cluttered classrooms or walls – just spaces that encourage imagination, problem-solving and lots of fun!

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A broad range of classroom materials

The Riverside Montessori classroom includes a vast amount of quality materials, including equipment for engaging in practical skills - such as pouring and spooning; materials for the development of the senses, mathematical materials, language materials, music and art equipment and so on.  There is something for everyone – so choice is never a problem.

A successful approach that has enjoyed success across the World

The Montessori approach has proved to be so successful that it has been adopted across the world and continues to influence and shape mainstream education principles and thinking. Is your child ready for a new challenge?

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!

Talk to us on t: 0207 0784098, email: office@riverside-nursery.co.uk

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