Montessori is a method of teaching that gives great respect to the child helping to extend their abilities and interests in meaningful ways when they are ready.
The Montessori Method was developed by Maria Montessori in Rome, 1907. She believed that the goal of education should not be to fill the child with facts from a pre selected course of studies, but rather to cultivate a natural desire to learn.
At Little Sprouts we follow the lead of the child.
It is through careful observation that teachers are able to see the interests of the child and provide the materials needed to build on their skills and knowledge. The child is given the freedom and opportunities to develop independence, confidence and pride in their work.
Children at our centre have times in the class working with the Montessori materials and equipment as well as time in the garden where they are able to further develop their gross motor skills.
Little Sprouts Montessori has two classrooms to cater for children from the age of 9 months old. There are still times that the children join together and share their learning. This has many advantages, it makes the transition from the younger room (9 months-3 years) into the older room (3-6 years) easier as children and staff are known by all in the center, siblings enjoy having space away from but still knowing they will see each other and children are able to develop leadership skills and become role models, modeling risk taking and problem solving for the younger children.
Families wanting to know more are encouraged to drop in and have a chat with the staff at anytime at 72 Domain Road or phone 073089155. Spaces are available now for all ages with up to 20 FREE hours of education for 3, 4 & 5 year olds.