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Matryoshka Montessori School is a small private nursery in the heart of North West London, offering Montessori education in a safe and comfortable environment, for children aged 2-5 years old.
The nursery is open from 9am-3:30pm, Monday to Friday term times. We provide a limited number of places to provide a good teacher/child ratio and currently only have 24 children at the nursery at any one time - which makes for a very friendly and cosy atmosphere. Our dedicated team of staff get to know every child to provide caring and individualised care.
Montessori education is an educational approach developed by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori.
Montessori education is characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological development, as well as technological advancements in society.
Essential elements are:
- Mixed age classrooms, with classrooms for children aged 2 to 5 years old
- Student choice of activity from within a prescribed range of options
- Uninterrupted blocks of work time
- A Constructivist or "discovery" model, where students learn concepts from working with materials, rather than by direct instruction
- Specialized educational materials developed by Montessori and her collaborators
In addition, at Matryoshka Montessori School we design our programs with reference to Montessori’s model of human development from her published works, and use pedagogy (the science and art of education), lessons, and materials introduced in teacher training derived from courses presented by Montessori during her lifetime.We have qualified Montessori teachers as well as minimally one member of our team having an alternative recognised qualification in childcare. This helps to ensure variety within the nursery and ensures that the needs of our little children (2's) are carefully monitored, nurtured and supported throughout their day at school.We understand that often children of 2 years of age require different care and activities, as well as sleep, cuddles and nappy changes.
We have a wide and lovely range of Montessori education materials in our classrooms to occupy and entertain the children. Our classes are bright and vibrant and reflect the children's own work in many gorgeous creative displays. Please contact us to arrange an appointment to visit us.