education of even a small child, therefore, does not aim at preparing
him for school, but for life.
Dr Maria Montessori
Parents deciding to send their child to a
Montessori school offer their child more than a good education.
At the heart of Montessori education lies the individual child with
his unique character and talents. Montessori schools around he world
have proven that, if we provide our children with an environment
that supports the child's needs along each step of his development,
we lay the foundation for our children becoming well rounded personalities,
driven by a lifelong desire to learn and making a positive contribution
to society. Children who have the opportunity to practice living
their lives to the fullest -intellectually, interpersonally, and
with independence - today and throughout their school years, will
continue to do so for the rest of their lives.
In practice, this means each child at Rose
House Montessori is welcomed into an environment of beautyand order. All classrooms
are dominated by wooden shelves, displaying beautifully crafted
Montessori materials for free choice. Montessori
activiies are graded from simple to complex, allowing each child
to engage in activities which provide the right level of challenge
and lead to concentration. The inbuilt control of error allows the
child to correct himself, hereby learning from a very young age
that mistakes are a means of learning, developing into fear free
learner personlities with a deep understanding of their own talents.
are calm and purposeful places to learn. Teachers have high expectations
for pupils' attitudes to learning and communicate these consistently
From the moment they enter the classroom all
children at Rose House Montessori are given the right to freely
dispose of their time
throughout the day. Children have the opportunity to engage with
activities as long as they choose; there are no time tables or interruptions
for extra classes. Children
at Rose House Montessori have the freedom to choose their snack
and lunch breaks whenever they feel hungry, are in need of a rest
or would like to have a social time with their friends.
Small group offers are available for free choice; in the elementary
class, children will be aware of work shop offers and can plan their
The adult in the Montessori environment leads
the child with compassion and
respect. Every child is treated with kindness and consideration;
are encouraged to explore and question, and their remarks are listened
to seriously and answered thoughtfully and courteously.
Chilren's behaviour is guided by clear and firm messages with the
aim to help each child deal with their feelings and conflicts in
acceptable ways. Our aim is not to punish the misbehaving child,
but to help each child deal with his/her feelings and aggressions
in acceptable ways.
Rose House Montessori provides all children
with access to prepared outdoor environments and promotes children's
connection to nature. Weekly education
in nature sessions allow children to grow and develop
being aware of nature as they explore nearby nature reserves or
the school allotment.
the children be free; encourage
them; let them run outside when it is raining; let them remove their
shoes when they find a puddle of water; and when the grass of the
meadows is wet with dew, let them run on it and trample it with
their bare feet; let them rest peacefully when a tree invites them
to sleep beneath its shade; let them shout and laugh when the sun
wakes them in the morning. Dr