The Nursery Day
Our school has 3 different environments, each with a unique timetable according to the children’s current level of development. The children transition from one class to the next when we observe an increase in their language, movement and independence abilities.
Nido means nest in Italian - our aim is to make this a gentle and nurturing space for every child. We have a relaxed timetable of activities that includes everything your baby needs for optimal development. There are dedicated indoor and outdoor spaces for the Nido so your child can experience as much time in nature as possible.
During the day, we carefully make observations of each child to determine when to offer free play, small song groups, language games, large and fine motor movement activities.
We communicate with parents routinely to ensure each child’s sleep pattern and feeding requirements stay consistent with their home routine. We consider this especially important because of our Montessori focus on order in the early years. As they grow and develop their needs change and children naturally adopt a routine consistent with their time spent at nursery.
Our pre-school classroom is called the Children's House. It is specially designed and prepared to allow the children to be involved with every aspect of daily life.
Our highly-trained staff facilitate this independence by giving individual lessons tailored to each child's current developmental needs. The educational curriculum includes traditional subjects as well as more holistic ones:
Practical life skills
Sensorial refinement (visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, tactile and stereognostic)
World cultures and religions
Grace and courtesy (manners and social skills)
Everything is child-sized, aesthetically beautiful and fully accessible. All of our activities involve physical, intellectual and emotional aspects to ensure we are providing the richest, most positive life experiences for the children to reach their full potential.
The Children's House Timetable: