We aim to provide answers to questions which are asked frequently.

1. Montessori Education

What is Montessori Education?
Montessori is an educational approach developed by its founder Maria Montessori. She believed in a learning environment characterised by freedom within limits, a respect for a child’s psychological development and an emphasis on independence. She believed that a child’s education should take place in a prepared environment where characteristics of the environment are tailored to suit a child’s psychological development. To support learning she designed and made learning materials to promote development aimed at different age groups. She also stipulated that the child's environment should conform to the following characteristics; construction in proportion to the child and his/her needs, beauty and harmony, cleanliness, order, arrangements that facilitates activity and movement, limitation of materials so that only materials that supports a child's learning are included.

Montessori is used in 20,000 schools worldwide and some notable people have benefited from the Montessori learning approach, which includes Bill Gates (founder of Microsoft), Jackie Onassis (wife of United States President JF Kennedy), Anne Frank, Princes William and Harry to name a few..

2. Fees and Sessions

2.1 Bank Holidays
We do charge for all bank holidays apart from the period 27th, 28th and 29th December. The bank holiday charging is an alternative to higher day fees that we would introduce if bank holidays were not chargeable. Please also see our terms and conditions, clause 6.5.