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How will a Montessori education benefit my child?

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All parents want the best for their children.  That’s why we created Elm Park Nursery. Sandra Taylor, owner and founder, wanted a nursery that gave their children the very best start in life.  Disappointed with what was on offer at the time, she decided to create her own nursery.  That was over 20 years ago!

So what makes a Montessori nursery so special, and how can placing your child in this type of learning environment benefit them?

Dr Maria Montessori pioneered the Montessori Philosophy.  She recognised that children would do better, and be more eager to learn, if they were placed in the right environment, given access to the right resources, and freedom to make their own choices. She has left a powerful legacy that has touched the lives of countless children across the globe – indeed many of her theories are now used in mainstream education.

Developing confidence for life

Montessori children are bright, confident and aware of the things going on around them.  They are not told what to do, unless their behaviour is unacceptable, and are guided by a Montessori teacher when it comes to making learning choices.This approach promotes self-worth, independence, confidence and decision-making – all useful skills for life.

Paced to meet the needs of your child

A key part of the learning philosophy is that children are encouraged in the right direction, but are allowed to develop at their own pace.  This is because Montessori recognises that each child is different, and if guided appropriately, will respond without the need for pressure and undue interference.

The environment itself stimulates learning interest

Children also benefit form being in a planned, well organised environment that they are comfortable in, where everything is within reach, and child-sized – from the table they use, to the chair they sit.
Montessori learning materials are designed to help children understand where they might have gone wrong, rather than just being told the right answer.  This means they can work it out for themselves!

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A prepared environment, with great freedom to choose and to learn, coupled with superb facilities, your child will greatly benefit from being part of the Elm Park Montessori family.

Elm Park Nursery, Clapham provides little ones with a home from home experience.  When you need to be at work and have to leave your baby or child with someone else, you can be confident that we nurture and encourage your son or daughter, through his or her tender early years.  Whether your child joins our beautiful baby suite, lower or upper school, our amazing team will make sure they go home having had the best day ever!

Talk to us on t: 0208 6781990, email:  office@elmparknursery.co.uk

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