The Montessori Children's House (Pre-School & Pre-Prep)

Our Children's House offers specially designed environments for the 2.5 - 6 year old child. Great emphasis is put on warm, kind and caring relationships, giving our children as sense of belonging in a ‘home from home’, as they make their first steps out into the wider world.

Our beautiful and carefully prepared classroom welcomes children with activities on low level shelves which invite your child to learn through hands-on materials, allowing learning through physical manipulation. This gives your child ample opportunity to playfully explore, hereby unconsciously gaining a deeply rooted understanding of academic concepts before gradually giving way to developing the use of abstract thought, reasoning and learning.

Beautifully crafted Montessori activities 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 personalities with a deep understanding of their own talents.

'The activities at RH are numerous and wide-ranging offering a huge variety of experiences. Montessori activities sit on the shelves alongside activities that are made or sourced by teachers to provide stimulating alternatives or extensions..' Collaborative Montessori Accreditation report

The Rose House Montessori curriculum for the early years fullymeets the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which sets statutory standards on how and what every child will be learning to support their healthy development.

Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.
Dr Maria Montessori

During their time in the Montessori Children's House, using the graded, hands-on Montessori apparatus, children will learn to read and write and have the abilty to carry out all basic maths equations. Having attended our Montessori Children’s House, children will have achieved all of the relevant learning and stepping stones to enable them to transfer either into our Montessori Elementary community or a year 2 class in mainstream education.

'The teachers were outstanding in the warm and considerate way they communicated with the children during the day. Children’s boundaries were respected, and children were listened to carefully. Children were given time to talk and express their views and all of the children were given care and attention. The teaching team are consistent in their approach which creates an atmosphere of care and a sense of security for the children.'Collaborative Montessori Accreditation report