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The Montessori Method

A Montessori nursery is set up and run on the educational principles developed by Maria Montessori.

The Montessori approach is holistic and aims to develop the whole child, with the fundamental belief that a child’s early years from birth to six are the period when they have the greatest capacity to learn.

At Hopes and Dreams we are passionate about Montessori education. We provide an environment in which children develop on an individual basis guided from within by their natural curiosity and by the careful guidance of our experienced Montessori teachers.

We see the early years as a preparation for life and a foundation for everything which follows.

Why do we use Montessori?

We use it because it is effective. Alongside other methods and techniques, it has a proven successful track record in the early years of child development in maximising each child’s own abilities.

It provides a very solid foundation and academic base for children at the start of their school life. Many independent schools have successfully incorporated Montessori methods into their delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

Our Montessori Accreditation

Hopes and Dreams is Montessori accredited (MEAB scheme) and a member of the Montessori Schools Association (MSA), a professional association that supports Montessori schools and teachers throughout the UK.

Learn more about our accreditations and read our MEAB report.