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22 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

Home resources update – 30/03/2020

30th March 2020

Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School has been posting, since last week, a variety of resources on our website. The resources available on this platform have been designed with love and warm wishes from our dedicated Practitioners. We intend to continue...

Coronavirus update – 20/03/2020 (4.45 pm)

20th March 2020

Coronavirus – Hopes and Dreams Parent Letter

Coronavirus update – 20/03/2020 (11.15 am)

20th March 2020

Coronavirus update Information for parents and carers: Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers   Further information available as soon as possible.

Coronavirus update – 19/03/2020 (8.15 am)

19th March 2020

Following the Government directives, we will be closed as of 6 pm on Friday 20th March 2020, with the aim to re-open on Monday, 20th April. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/schools-colleges-and-early-years-settings-to-close Please continue to check our website for further updates during this period.

Coronavirus update – 18/03/2020 (6 pm)

18th March 2020

Following the government announcement, please contact us at city@hopesanddreams.co.uk or inform the Main Office, by Thursday 19th March 2020 if you hold a key worker position.

Coronavirus update – 17/03/2020 (4.15 pm)

17th March 2020

Self-Isolation Period The main change since yesterday’s update that the government have increased the number of days of self-isolation from 7 to 14 for anyone who is in a household of two or more.   This will obviously be the case...

Coronavirus update – 13/03/2020 (8.45 am)

13th March 2020

As of 13 March 2020, anyone who has flu-like symptoms defined as a high temperature a new continuous cough is being asked to stay at home for at least seven days. The Nursery School asks all children, parents and staff to follow the...

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Montessori Nursery School

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