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Do Montessori nurseries encourage active parental involvement?

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Your child’s nursery and early years development needs to be a shared experience according to the Montessori Philosophy.  That’s why many of the leading Montessori nursery providers like Riverside in Battersea, actively encourage parents to get involved.

‘Open communication’ is fundamental to the success of the Montessori approach

Maintaining a good dialogue with parents is key to a child’s learning journey.  If parents understand what their children are getting up to at nursery, they can reinforce this at home by asking questions and showing an interest.

An interactive online journal facilitating two-way feedback

It is sometimes difficult to engage busy parents in lengthy discussions whilst dropping off/picking up their children.  That’s why Riverside has introduced an interactive online journal that parents can view, add to and enjoy reading when they have the time. This allows them to provide feedback (daily, weekly etc), suggest things and generally keep-up with their child’s development.

Having fun together – a partnership that really works

Riverside parents by means of a security code, can let themselves into the building at any time, which means there is absolutely nothing to hide! Riverside also encourages parents to drop in for social events, parent evenings and coffee mornings.  There is no pressure if parents are busy working, but the point is, it’s an open, honest environment, where parents, their children and staff can interact with each other and feel comfortable.  A highlight is the nativity play at Christmas, Easter egg hunt and Easter bonnet parade!

Why does Riverside prefer this open approach?

They want parents to see how their child is progressing, what they are good at, choose to do, how they interact and achieve (on their terms), and are benefiting from their Montessori education.

Children are proud of their nursery and are generally happy to show their parents around Children like having their parents around and involved in nursery life, so an open event is an ideal opportunity for them to show their adult what they can be, in a space that they value and feel comfortable in.  In fact, children of a certain age, are encouraged to take the lead when their parents visit, to gain confidence in their abilities to communicate and interact with people of different ages.

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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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