The Montessori Room


Getting ready for school

In the Montessori Education Room at Busy Fingers Crèche we introduce a structure which is a balance between learning-through-play, Montessori-style education and educational activities, designed to help your child prepare for school.  Montessori Education suggests that children learn best through doing, and we agree. We believe that children learn most easily through authentic experiences.

At this stage in a child’s development they are able to communicate more clearly and are less frustrated. Consequently, they are more interested in and better able to partake in more complex activities.

Next step: reading and writing

While still providing learning opportunities through play using imaginative, constructive, manipulative, outdoor and free play, and arts and crafts, the children’s morning is primarily based around the Montessori Method, introducing new activities that promote independence, hand/eye co-ordination, fine motor skills; all of which prepares them for writing and reading.

Keeping you in the loop

During this vital year, we hold parent-teacher meetings to update parents on their children’s progress.

The Natural World

The children in the Montessori class also participate in the preparation of the vegetable gardens and the sowing of seeds and the feeding of the animals.

Our Montessori and pre-school education curriculum also includes:

  • Nature and science activities (age-appropriate)
  • Writing activities to promote pencil control (colouring, drawing, join the dots, drawing numbers, writing their names)
  • Baking, in our designated dining area
  • Games and activities which promote concentration (age-appropriate)
  • Activities and games which further develop children’s understanding of numbers, colours, shapes etc.
  • Cultural activities (continents, flags, people, foods, animals, plants, currency, weather etc.)
  • Activities that promote working in groups and social interactions within a group
  • Child-centred learning; children learn at different speeds and the nature of our teaching allows us to assess how each child is developing as an individual
  • A graduation day at which we present the children with their folders and a chance for the parents to meet
  • A weekly e-mail to parents to keep them in touch with what their children are learning throughout the year
  • Guest speakers once a month such as a dental nurse, doctor, vet etc.

We also carry out observations on the children to monitor their developmental stages.