Unsolicited Evaluation is the Enemy of Creativity

By Peter Gray Creativity blossoms in a non-controlling, non-judgmental environment. Children’s creativity has declined over the past two or three decades, a period during which children’s lives, both in and out of school, have become increasingly controlled and...

Montessori 0 – 3

First Stage: Montessori 0-3 The first three years of life are the most fundamental in the development of human beings and their potential. The infant’s physical development is phenomenal and apparent and inspires our care and attention. Yet a profound and less...

Montessori 3-6

Second Stage: Montessori 3-6 Children between the age of birth and six possess an “absorbent mind”. This almost genius capacity for mental absorption enables them to learn their native tongue, to perfect movement and internalise order. Maria Montessori...

Montessori 6-12

Third Stage: Montessori 6-12 Elementary aged children, typically, can be characterised by their questioning minds, their ability to abstract and imagine, their moral and social orientation and their unlimited energy for research and exploration. They move from the...

How is Montessori Different?

 The Real Difference The formation of children’s fundamental capacities is hugely important during the first years of life – not just academic learning but the ability to concentrate, persevere and think for themselves as well as the ability to interact...

Biography of Dr. Maria Montessori

Biography of Dr Maria Montessori Maria Montessori was born on the 31st August 1870 in the town of Chiaravalle, Italy. Her father, Alessandro, was an accountant in the civil service, and her mother, Renilde Stoppani, was well educated and had a passion for reading. The...