The Montessori Journey has a deep respect for the Montessori principles and the Early Years Learning Framework. Our central philosophy is to maintain a high standard of personal care for each child whilst allowing the child to experience a Montessori education which will encourage the child’s love of learning, support their natural potential, and build foundations for lifelong learning.
We believe in providing the child with a carefully prepared environment and curriculum that has developmentally appropriate activities which are based on the child’s individual needs, and a routine that is flexible both inside and outside which allows the natural unfolding of the child physically, emotionally, intellectually, and socially.
The Montessori Journey focuses on nurturing the child’s conscience which teaches the child to be responsible for their actions and have empathy and consideration towards others.
Within this safe and unique learning environment that is child-centred and adult-guided, we believe in maintaining an orderly, calm, and cheerful environment where the child can feel confident to explore and attempt new skills without fear of failure or judgment.
The Montessori Journey views the parents as primary in the education process. We are committed to working in partnership with you to ensure a meaningful experience.
The Montessori Journey views each child and their family as a unique individual and one to be respected for that uniqueness, regardless of race, culture, gender, religious beliefs, or special needs.
Work in partnership with families to achieve continuity of care for each child. Families are welcome to participate in the centres planning, programs, and operations.
Help the child to act for himself, think for himself, and develop the child’s sense of independence.
Foster in each child the love of learning by making the programs as fulfilling as possible, with emphasis on the Montessori philosophy and principles.
Nurture the child’s conscience for nature, the care of the earth, and the love of humanity.
Foster inner discipline and a sense of order.
Build a child’s concentration. Through repetition the child masters the movements of his/her body and mind.
Provide the basic skills necessary for a lifetime of learning.
Develop the child’s sense of responsibility for themselves and their belongings.
Encourage children to contribute in group situations, but also enjoy working as individuals.
Ensure all Educators are sensitive to the child’s needs when the parents have left the centre.