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23 Years

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

Celebrating 24 Years of Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School

22nd September 2021

Celebrating 24 Years of Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School. Thank you to the whole Hopes and Dreams Family, i.e. all the children, parents, and staff, for their love and support throughout these 24 years. Without you, it wouldn’t be...

Hopes and Dreams Daily Outing Trips

11th June 2021

Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School believes in providing a wide range of resources for children to grow and develop. Here we can see the children on a trip to the local park. They talked about nature in terms of...

World Cultural Day of Diversity

21st May 2021

Held every year on 21 May, the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development celebrates not only the richness of the world’s cultures, but also the essential role of intercultural dialogue for achieving peace and sustainable development. The...

Eid ul Fitr

14th May 2021

Happy Eid ul Fitr celebrations! It is a Muslim holiday celebrated when Ramadan, the month of fasting, finishes. Eid ul-Fitr lasts three days. During this festival, children accept gifts and eidi in form of money from adults. It is an occasion intended for enjoyment, forgiveness,...

Pyjama Day

14th May 2021

Happy Pyjama Day!

Snowdrops Cooking Day

12th May 2021

This week at Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School, our pre-schoolers at Snowdrops class were making pizzas. In doing practical life activities, children can develop a high level of concentration, develop a sense of order, take pride in completing a...

King’s Day

27th April 2021

Happy Koningsdag! In the Netherlands, King’s Day (Koningsdag) is a national holiday to celebrate the monarch King Willem-Alexander’s birthday, which falls on 27 April. The country gets the day off work and various events take place across the country. In...

St Georges Day

23rd April 2021

Happy St Georges Day who is the patron saint of England. He was a Roman soldier who protested against the Roman torture of Christians, and was killed for his beliefs. He is most famous for the story of his fight...

International Earth Day

22nd April 2021

Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EARTHDAY.ORG including 1 billion people in more than...

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