The Montessori Approach

Dr Montessori believed that children have an innate positive attitude towards learning. In a Montessori classroom there is a special atmosphere of cheerful orderliness, calmness and purposeful work. The Montessori approach is child-centred but adult-guided. It is structured but free for learning and emphasises basics in an enjoyable way. Respect for the child is paramount.

The Montessori method aims to develop each child’s:

  • concentration
  • co-ordination
  • persistence in completing a task
  • self discipline
  • sense of order
  • desire to learn
  • independence
  • initiative
  • creative self expression