'The Pink Tower'
I can build from biggest to smallest
The essence of Montessori education is that every child is treated with respect, given freedom within the limits of a carefully structured environment, and allowed to develop naturally at his or her own pace.

In the Montessori classroom the children choose from a wide range of self-educating and self-correcting activities, working with each other for as long as he or she needs to.

Learning the correct answers will get a child through school, but learning how to learn is a preparation for life? - Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori recognised that children have a natural willingness to explore and that the best motivation for learning is self-motivation.

Mission Statement and Goals of Spring Close Montessori School

Our Mission statement:

Our mission is to implement the philosophy, practices and curriculum of Maria Montessori and her method of education, alongside the Early Years Foundation Stage, so that children are working towards meeting the Early Learning Goals by the end of the reception year.

We have prepared a Montessori environment that is calm, engaging and responsive to each individual child at all stages of development.

Our goals:
To promote and encourage the optimum intellectual, social, physical and spiritual development of children through a contemporary Montessori approach to education for children from 2 to 5 years.
To maintain a fully inclusive Montessori School that does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, creed, sexual preference, gender, national/ethnic origins or ability in either its admission or employment policies.
To provide and maintain a well-equipped, safe, and purposeful learning environment, staffed with fully trained and caring persons for all families in our area and surrounding communities.
To educate the community as to the value of the Montessori philosophy of education and act as a resource within the broader professional educational network.

Roman Arch
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Building the 'Roman Arch' takes lots of concentration
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polishing the wooden bowls