In 2020, we plan the group to include 16-18 children. The ratio is usually 1 adult to 5-8 children. The number of adults depends on the independence of children in the group. For a group of 16-18 children, we want there to be 3 teachers to best respond to the individual and group needs of your children. How old are the children in the group?
Our nursery is open from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm. We offer a choice of 3 Montessori programmes. All-day program from 7:30 to 17:00, morning programme from 7:30 to 12:30 or afternoon one from 12:30 to 17:00. Please feel free to contact us for more details.
The child has access to healthy snacks and water throughout the day in the nursery. We have special time for shared meals. We all gather together at small tables. We provide children with breakfast, soup, and a second course. Afternoon tea / afternoon snack is offered when your child is hungry. We encourage children to eat and drink independently.
Children ready to sit on the tiny toilet are encouraged to use it. Those who are not quite ready use diapers. It is important to observe the child - whether and how he communicates his needs. We also support independence while dressing / undressing. Using the toilet is a natural process that a child goes through. Wisely supporting this process will make it a gentle process for everyone. We offer our parents detailed information on the toilet learning process and how you can support your child.
Each child is different, therefore we approach the needs of each family individually. Going to the nursery is an important event that shapes the child's trust and his openness to new situations and people in the future. We encourage parents to be available during the adaptation. For some children, adaptation takes a week, for others this time will be shortened or extended. Each change takes time and being mindful. For parents, we have prepared a handbook that gives a lot of support and inspiration during the adaptation.
From September 2020, we plan to open 2 groups for children aged 12-36 months, the groups are of mixed age. Thanks to this, children learn from each other and experience being in different social roles. We are also open to younger children aged 6-12 months.
Children go outside twice a day. Once in the morning and the second time (if the weather is good) in the afternoon. We kindly ask parents to provide their children with appropriate clothes (regardless of the weather in the morning, it may rain at noon). Outside, children can work in the garden. Remember that there is no such a thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothes. So let's be ready!
In the Montessori school/nursery, there are all the necessary materials to ensure the child's proper intellectual and cognitive development. Bringing toys to the nursery keeps the child focused on the toy. Also both hands of the child are busy holding the toy. Everything in the Montessorian setting is at the child's level and available for him. It is therefore important that the child has his hands free to reach for what attracts his attention.
During the entire day in the nursery, children have time to work on their own with Montessori materials, this is the essence of Montessori education. During this time, children have time for various activities such as: dancing, singing, painting, reading books, planting and watering plants, cleaning windows, creating artworks and many, many more. Children also work with sensorial and math material. One of the teachers in the group communicates with the children in English so they absorb English by immersion. Providing children with such a rich and varied environment, there is no need for additional activities during the child's stay in our nursery.
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