Our school caters for children between the ages of 6 months to 5 years.
"Children are friendly, confident, independent and well mannered. Children are not only prepared for school, but for life."
Established in 2005, Acorn Montessori School is by no means a new institution. I owned and ran a successful school under the same name with my sister in Leicestershire for 12 years prior to moving to London and having a baby myself, I felt that it was necessary to carry on and give children in this area the same care and education.
Most children at the age of 2 and even earlier want to do things for themselves. We often hear them say, "Me do it" or "I can do that". The home environment does not always allow this. At this school we endeavour to create an environment and climate of encouragement and guide them to become independent and grow in confidence. The emphasis is on the all round development of the child. Your child is a unique individual who has individual needs and wants to work at his or her own pace. Montessori environment, with qualified and experienced staff, provides them with this opportunity so that they can fulfil their needs and reach their potential. Here at Acorn Montessori School, we prepare your child not just for school but for life.
Our school caters for children between the age(s) of 6 months to 5 years.
The essence of working with children is experiencing life through their eyes. So much to feel, see, hear, try to understand – and so many life lessons to grasp! And perhaps we learn more from them than they learn from us.
Three-year-old Anjali was fascinated with pouring. She spent hours in the mud kitchen pouring water from one container to another. Her teacher did not guide the play, but left her at it. As she observed closely, she realised she was learning real-life skills through her play. This gave her an idea. Formerly she had poured the milk at lunch time – but why not allow Anjali to do it? Sure enough, she managed this tricky task thanks to the motor control he'd gained through repetitive play. In open-ended play children themselves decide what to do, how to do it, and what to use. For children who immerse in it, open-ended play evolves in amazing ways. Initially it consists of fluid experimentation. Over time it becomes increasingly purposeful as children start to plan what to act out or invent. Loose parts can be small as corks or large as drain pipes – healthy imagination finds uses for them all!