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The Montessori Method

Using the Montessori materials

The first woman in Italy to graduate in medicine from the University of Rome, Maria Montessori (1870-1952) worked with children needing enhanced or specialised care and education, and began her lifelong pursuit of studying child development. In 1907, based on her research in philosophy, child development and education, she opened the first Casa dei Bambini. This is where the Montessori Method of education was developed and she spent most of her remaining life writing, lecturing and teaching about these methods. The Montessori Method believes that children learn directly from their environment and other children. The teacher is there to facilitate the child’s exploration and creativity. All subjects are interwoven and each child learns at their own pace. This helps them to gain independence and confidence, and be proud of their achievements. Having learned to work both independently and in groups, children who are taught using the Montessori Method usually adapt easily to new situations and environments.

The Montessori Nursery School method, children learn directly from their environment. Learning practical skills fosters independence and builds positive self-esteem from an early age…

Since they have been encouraged to discuss their work freely with others and to make decisions from an early age, these children are problem-solvers who can make appropriate choices and manage their time well. Their good communication skills ease the way in new settings and situations. Research has shown that the best predictor of future success is a positive sense of self-esteem. The Montessori Nursery School programmes based on self-directed, non-competitive activities, help children develop a strong self-image and the confidence to face challenges and change with optimism.

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. To find out more information and read the report, please click here to visit our Accreditations page

World Book Day 2021

4th March 2021

World Book Day 2021 falls on March 4th – celebrating everything to do with literature and reading. The annual event, led by charity Unesco, is largely targeted towards children and aimed at encouraging their love of reading. Today at Hopes...

St David’s Day 2021

1st March 2021

Today at Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School we are celebrating St David’s Day! To mark the day, Welsh people around the world wear one or both of Wales’s national emblems- a daffodil and a leek Special concerts and parades...

Pancake Day 2021

16th February 2021

Happy Pancake Day at Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School! Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent – the 40 days leading up to Easter – was traditionally...

Pancake Day

Valentine’s Day 2021

15th February 2021

Last week at Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School children were very busy preparing small gifts and cards for their loved ones. We hope that you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

Chinese New Year 2021

12th February 2021

Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School wishing you Happy New Year of the Ox! 新年快乐 / 新年快樂! . Each year of the Calendar represents one of the 12 zodiac animals: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster,...

Hopes and Dreams collection for Song Saa Foundation

26th January 2021

Thank you very much for your donations to Song Saa Foundation. Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School truly appreciate your participation. We couldn’t do it without you! We are shipping it this week and we will keep you posted once...

Winnie the Pooh Day

18th January 2021

Winnie the Pooh Day is celebrated on the birthday of author A. A. Milne on Monday 18th of January. It is one special anniversary fans just can’t bear to miss! The Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School is celebrating it...

Christmas Celebrations 2020

23rd December 2020

Every Classroom at Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School celebrated Christmas with all our parents on our zoom event. We danced, sang lots of Christmas songs and made decorations and Christmas gifts. Thank you to all the parents and carers...

Merry Christmas

The Dukes Education Annual Award 2020

14th December 2020

Everyone at Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School is very proud to announce that Marta Garcia our Admissions and HR Manager has won the prestigious Dukes Award for “Staff Member of the Year” within the nursery category. Susan Bingham, our...

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