We offer undergraduate full-time and part-time BA programmes for CAO applicants and mature applicants
We offer postgraduate conversion programmes for graduates seeking careers in the early years and Montessori
We provide CPD and support to Montessori teachers and early years professionals
We provide outstanding early years and primary education for all children aged 3 to 12
We offer ECCE funded places and we specialise in supporting children with additional learning needs
We offer a professional, fully supported after school service and summer school programme for all local children
The goal of Montessori education is to allow the child’s optimal intellectual, physical, emotional and social development to unfold. This is a very different goal to that of most education systems today, where the focus is on academic attainment. By working with materials and by interacting with concepts and ideas, as opposed to memorising facts, children self-discover and are empowered with the tools of life long learning.
In a Montessori environment, children work at their own pace to fulfill their unique potential. There is no need for targeted differentiation policies in Montessori education – Montessori sees every child as an individual with specific and personal needs. Montessori nutures and encourages creativity, not only in the creative arts but in problem solving, teamwork and academic work. Montessori prepares children for the future.
21st Century skills are Montessori skills! Creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving, collaboration and communication, initiation and self-direction, leadership and responsibility, flexibility and adaptability are all core skills promoted by the Montessori method.
The research on the right represents a small sample of the numerous studies which have demonstrated the strength and effectiveness of the Montessori method.
Montessori education fosters social and academic skills that are equal or superior to those fostered by a pool of other types of schools.
Lillard, A. S. & Else-Quest, N. Evaluating Montessori education. Science 313, 1893–1894 (2006).
Montessori schooled children, as compared with children in the other two types of school, showed significantly greater gains on measures of executive function, reading, math, vocabulary, and social problem-solving.
Lillard, A. S. Preschool children’s development in classic Montessori, supplemented Montessori, and conventional programs. J. School Psychol. 50, 379–401 (2012).
Montessori-educated children score higher than conventionally-educated children on divergent and integrative thinking tasks.
Besançon, M. & Lubart, T. Differences in the development of creative competencies in children schooled in diverse learning environments. Learn. Ind. Diff. 18, 391–399 (2008).
Whether you’re seeking a career in teaching or early years, a parent seeking optimal outcomes for your children or an early years professional seeking development and support – we can help you get where you want to be.