WELCOME TO ASHBURTON MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL
We provide a fun, loving and caring environment that helps children develop important life skills and a love of learning.
“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.”
What is Montessori ?
Montessori education is about the developing the thirst for knowledge in the child, it recognises the child’s natural curiosity and desire to learn.
Through the child’s daily experiences we help them to create a love of learning, manaaki (respect) for one’s environment, peers and oneself. The children gain self confidence, self esteem, leadership and general knowledge.
Ashburton Montessori Preschool provides your child with the opportunity to explore and learn in a safe and caring environment that promotes independence and respect. Your child will be involved in many activities including the Montessori materials – from pouring liquid and tying shoelaces to learning about nature. Other materials await each child’s interests in mathematics, reading and writing.
Your child’s individual activities with the Montessori materials are complemented with other experiences such as singing, creative art and crafts, baking, games and pottery.
An important aspect of Montessori education is the control of error, Dr Montessori found that children learned best when they had the freedom to correct their own mistakes so created materials that could be self correcting through the control of error.