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Montessori Method - Baldersby Park Montessori Nursery School
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The Montessori Method

The Montessori method is a teaching environment that involves creating an educational curriculum that stems from the individual child′s natural inner guidance. This expresses itself in outward behaviour as the child′s many individual interests steer their own workflow.

B y supporting the inner plan of nature, the Montessori method provides a range of materials to stimulate the child through self directed activities. From 0-6 years (Known as the first plane of development), these materials are organised into five basic learning categories: practical life, sensorial, mathematics, language, and culture. Other categories of education include geography (a child′s spacial awareness), history (a child′s awareness of themself in time), and science (a child′s interaction with the natural world).

Applying the Montessori Method involves the teacher (also known as directordirectress, or guide) viewing each child as having their own inner natural guidance for his or her own self-directed development.

A teacher′s role is therefore to observe over the learning environment and to remove any obstacles that may interfere with the child′s natural development. This sometimes includes experimental interactions with children to demonstrate how to use various self-teaching materials that are provided for the child′s free use.

In a Montessori nursery, a lesson is simply an experimental interaction with the children to aid and support their true normal development. The primary aim is to present the lesson materials basic use to children according to their own individual interests.

These lessons are given in such a way that the teacher′s involvement is reduced to the absolute minimum, so as not to interfere with the children′s personal free learning directly through the materials themselves.

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Montessori History

The Montessori method is a way of educating young children based on the research and experiences of Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori.

Maria Montessori was one of the most important early years educators of the 20th century, the innovator of classroom practices and ideas which have had a profound influence on the education of young children the world over.

Did you know Montessori was the brain behind child sized furniture and bright and airy classrooms?

The Montessori approach is holistic and aims to develop the whole child. Fundamental to the approach is the belief that a child’s early years from birth to six are the period when they have the greatest capacity to learn. Maria Montessori saw that children learn best by doing and that happy self-motivated learners form positive images of themselves as confident, successful people. She created specially designed resources to foster independence and a love for learning from an early age.

Dr. Montessori discovered what she referred to as “the child’s true normal nature” during her observation of young children when given freedom in an environment equipped with materials designed for their self-directed learning.

The Montessori method aims to replicate the experimental nature of children to encourage and support their true natural way of being.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage together with elements of the philosophy and practices of Maria Montessori.  Children will develop at their own pace and each child’s development is closely monitored and the Curriculum is applied accordingly.  Alongside the Montessori method, we also use the Jolly Phonics to teach the children about sounds, letters and actions that are widely used in the schools.

Application of Montessori

Applying the Montessori Method involves the teacher (also known as directordirectress, or guide) viewing each child as having their own inner natural guidance for his or her own self-directed development.

A teacher′s role is therefore to observe over the learning environment and to remove any obstacles that may interfere with the child′s natural development. This sometimes includes experimental interactions with children to demonstrate how to use various self-teaching materials that are provided for the child′s free use.

The Learning Environment

In a Montessori nursery, a lesson is simply an experimental interaction with the children to aid and support their true normal development. The primary aim is to present the lesson materials basic use to children according to their own individual interests.

These lessons are given in such a way that the teacher′s involvement is reduced to the absolute minimum, so as not to interfere with the children′s personal free learning directly through the materials themselves.