Why Sheen Montessori Nursery?
The Montessori philosophy, method and materials are central to everything that we do. We have worked in partnership with the Montessori St. Nicholas charity in the design and development of the school to maintain all the core Montessori principles at every stage. The ability to provide the highest quality of Montessori education was the main driver behind the search for a single use building with bespoke classroom facilities.
Sheen Montessori Nursery is situated in Palewell Common, at the edge of Richmond Park, with unrivaled access to the outside environment. As well as the Common itself with its stream and woodland areas, it offers a safe and secluded outside classroom with fantastic opportunities for outdoor working.
Inside the light and bright interior we offer a full range of Montessori equipment complemented by additional educational materials as outlined within the EYFS curriculum guidance. Furniture and WCs are child sized, and there is full disabled access. Staff facilities are also excellent with a fully fitted kitchen, office and shower room.
Is a Montessori nursery right for your child?
One of the strengths of a Montessori school is the atmosphere of co-operation, independence and respect as children find joy in learning. The method is usually successful with a wide range of personalities, temperaments and learning styles. It works for families with a wide range of learning expectations. Much positive feedback is received from feeder schools about the independence, confidence and competence of children from our Montessori setting. There has also been much published work about the ongoing academic success of Montessori children. The programme is carefully structured to provide optimal learning opportunities. However, some parents who are particularly concerned about high academic achievement can sometimes find the Montessori approach difficult to understand. A Montessori child will never be drilled or tested, the process of learning should be a natural and stimulating one, never stressful or pressurised.
Is a Montessori nursery right for you?
The most important question to ask yourself is whether you share the same values and goals, and whether you are able to support the work of the teachers at the school and also in the home environment. For example, if your child has learned to put on their shoes independently at school, then give them time to do this at home too. Finding the right school for you is as important as finding the right school for your child. There must be a partnership between staff and parents based on mutual trust, respect and understanding.