A-level results day always seems to be filled with news reports and articles on students in their school hall beaming away with their straight A results. However, if this wasn’t the story for you there are plenty of other options to consider and one of the most rewarding careers that you could undertake is that of a Montessori Teacher.
We offer inspirational Montessori childcare courses for anyone interested in working in the early years. There are over 600 nurseries in the UK and 22,000 worldwide so career opportunities are huge.
We set the bar high. With Montessori there are no short cuts, nor should there be. The courses we offer are demanding and challenging – because young children
deserve the best. Their future depends on our teachers’ expertise. This is not nursery education under a different name, but a completely different way of thinking about child development. Being a Montessori teacher is a responsibility, but it is also one of the most rewarding careers there is.
Since the 2-year-old future king started preschool at Westacre Montessori in Norfolk, more people than ever are interested in the Montessori approach to education, so what is a Montessori education?
Teaching Montessori | The Montessori Method
Norman Court Montessori aims to make the child’s first experience of school happy and stimulating.
The Montessori Method provides education for life and each child is considered as an individual. Our aim is to encourage the child’s natural development, as well as introducing social behaviour and good manners.
Our approach is child-centered, and the child is respected within the school’s special environment. Children are encouraged to develop and broaden their educational experiences in a caring and gentle atmosphere. This enables the child’s first steps in education to be enjoyable and inspiring.
The key components of the Montessori Method are the special qualities of the environment and the teacher.
The Montessori Curriculum is made up of core areas:
- Practical Life/Skills for Everyday Living (Personal, Social and Emotional Development)
- Sensorial(Physical Development & Mathematics)
- Communication, Language and Literacy(Communication and Language & Literacy)
- Cultural(Understanding the World)
- Creative Development(Expressive Arts and Design)
- Physical Development(Physical Development)
- These areas are supplemented with activities such as dance, music, French, mini gym, cookery and art and craft.
The Universal Characteristics of Childhood
- All children want to learn, to investigate and find out. They enjoy active learning where they are involved as much as possible.
- From birth to six years children have Absorbent Minds.
- The qualities of early experiences influence self-construction and personality development.
- Children pass through Sensitive Periods, which are periods of intense sensibility to a certain area of development or concept forming, for example, walking, writing and reading.
With these characteristics in mind, we encourage children to cultivate their own personality and individuality, as well as allowing natural development.
Our specialist approach and apparatus assist in the delivery of the highest quality education for the young child. We lay down foundations for future development and concentrate on every aspect of development, thus educating the whole child. Children learn to balance responsibility with freedom of choice. The emphasis is on self-discipline, self-esteem and co-operation.
Children foster a love for learning and develop at their own individual pace.
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